HISTORY OF THE USE OF
The real name of marijuana is Cannabis
The origin of Cannabis is in Central and South
The marijuana has many uses such as
physchoactive drug, textile use and used as
Smoking marijuana has been practice since 30
years before Christ
The Aryans discovered the physchoactive
properties of the plant which they use in some
religious ceremonies.They called the drug
”Qunubu” which means way to produce
Frequent marijuana use can seriously affect
your short-term memory
Frequent use can impair your cognitive ability
Can damage your lung tissue
Carries a risk of abuse and addiction
Smoked marijuana contains cancer-causing
Relieves nausea and vomiting
Relieves spasticity of the muscles
Helps treat appetite loss associated with
HIV/AIDS and certain types of cancers.
Safe, safer in fact than most other
prescribed medications to treat the same
Has been used for centuries as a medicinal
agent with good effect.
Govt ruling in the case medical
Producing your own marijuana curtails the
legal transportation of medical marijuana that
occurs between the states
The majority ruled that because it affects the
interstate commerce, Govt has right to
regulate the usage under constitution.
States where medicinal
marijuana is legalized
Marijuana reform is sweeping the nation ,at least
at the state level .By the end of 2012, over 80% of
the country could have some type of reduced
penalties for marijuana.
Legally and other Issues
Prohibition does not work
Marijuana use increased from 2000 to 2012 by
853,000 arrests for marijuana violation in 2011
750,000 arrests were for simple possession alone
Marijuana is a 10-12 Billion dollar industry
Marijuana represents 60% of drug cartel and gang
Alcohol related deaths per year: 2.5 million
Tobacco related deaths per year: 500,000
It would save the US govt $13.7 billion by
eliminating enforcement costs and adding
billions in tax revenue.
$17.4 billion can be cut from the deficit
Could decrease unemployment rate because
of the opening of marijuana dispensaries for
Dispensary ads would boost newspaper
Some of the examples are.
These examples do not differ from producing
homegrown marijuana and therefore, cannibis for
health purposes does not have a legitimate effect on
Controlled Substances Act of
The Governments guidelines for drug usage
in the United States.
Hinders State’s powers by providing federal
regulations that the State’s are required to
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