Marijuana: yay or Nay
Dante Dumas
Eng/215
November 3, 2015
Paula Brobst



Marijuana
Marijuana is a plant that grows wild in many countries of the world. Marijuana is identified scientifically as Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica, and goes by the street names and nicknames of; weed, pot, green, grass, reefer, chronic, bud, ganja, Mary Jane etc.


Medical Uses
Stops seizures
Stimulates appetite for HIV/Cancer patients
Relieves pain
Delays Alzheimer\'s


Economic Pros
The government would save about 14 billion dollars on prohibition enforcement costs and tax revenue by legalizing pot
Legalization could drastically reduce the price of marijuana, freeing up more money to spend on other things
Reduce prison costs by over a billion dollars annually due to marijuana-related charges
Reduces tens of billions in tax revenue due to prohibition
Cash crop worth a fortune in U.S.
Illegally it is a about a 40 billion dollar per year industry
Legalization would mean more jobs
Help decrease defecates through taxation
Legally could be a hundred dollar a year industry



Cons
Lazy
Sluggish
Nonproductive
Possible increase in DUI’s
Impaires thinking and memories
Reduces balance and coordination
Chronic cough
Hallucinations



Marijuana vs Alcohol {5C22544A-7EE6-4342-B048-85BDC9FD1C3A}
ALCOHOL

Leading substance abused in America
Withdrawal from alcohol can cause people to feel depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, fever, nausea and seizures
Although there is not much research, alcohol would have to pose the same threat

MARIJUANA

according to the DEA, marijuana is a schedule 1 substance which is in the same category as heroin, LSD and ecstasy

withdrawal can be insomnia, nausea and anxiety
Smoking pot is often linked to kids do not do so well in school.