We Need To Talk About Cannabis

Cannabis, also known as Marijuana, is a flowering plant most famous by its use as a recreational drug. However, the Marijuana medical use was described in many different cultures, including Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greek. Over the years, Marijuana recreational use became illegal, as well as the medical use. Recently, the Cannabis medical…
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Unlocking Marijuana

The topic of marijuana has always been an interesting debate. Some say marijuana will only cause harm if it’s legalized. While others see the benefits of it, if it’s legalized. The primary misconception of marijuana is that it is good or bad. This idea of categorizing marijuana into one of those two groups is outdated.…
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Blazing A New Trail: What Would Really Change With The Legalization Of Marijuana?

What do the words weed, pot, dope, blunt, Mary Jane, blaze, grass, 420, cannabis, ganga, and last but not least marijuana bring to mind? For many there is an automatic negative stigma assigned to it, for others there is a sense of relief or happiness that will be heard, and for some it will even…
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Medical Marijuana: What’s The Hold Up?

First off, this discussion is NOT about legalizing recreational cannabis (marijuana) because, as a college student in today’s world, I’m not even sure how I feel about that topic. It is about the necessity for a change in the legal scheduling of cannabis from the Schedule 1 drug that it currently is. The scheduling of…
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BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 25:  One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Why Is Marijuana Still Illegal?

Marijuana Physiology Background The main two chemicals found in marijuana are tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) which is known for its cognitive impairment effects, and cannabidiol (CBD) which is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid. These two chemicals were the heavily looked at in the past two decades for medicinal uses in many countries (more than 25 countries worldwide). Many studies…
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