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Recently in the U.S. there's been a push to legalize marijuana. The pot smoking weed toking stereotype is changing. Business moguls enjoy it, celebrities are doing it, even the president has tried it.

Recently in the U.S. there's been a push to legalize marijuana. The pot smoking weed toking stereotype is changing. Business moguls enjoy it, celebrities are doing it, even the president has tried it.

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  • Marijuana, light it up? Legalize weed? Anti Marijuana? marijuana light it up?
  • Recently in the U.S. there’s been a push to legalize marijuana.
  • The pot smoking weed toking stereotype is changing.
  • Business moguls enjoy it… “Of course I know how to roll a joint.” Martha Stewart business moguls “of course i know how to roll a joint.” -martha stewart enjoy it...
  • Celebrities are doing it. “Good weed and cold drinks, that’s the mother f*cking recipe.” Wiz Khalifa celebrities are doing it. “good weed and cold drinks, that’s the mother f*cking recipe.” -wiz khalifa
  • Even the president has tried it… “I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice…I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” U.S. President Barack Obama Even the president has tried it... “I smoked pot as a kid, bad habit and a vice… and I view it as a i don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” -U.S. President Barack Obama
  • Rich and successful professionals admit they’ve tried weed. rich and successful professionals
  • But!…There are still many that oppose the legalization of marijuana. but!... there are still many that oppose of marijuana. legalizationthe
  • “Most people talk about legalizing pot as if it were no worse than alcohol.As if no one has ever died as the result of using marijuana…” ever died marijuana... “ as the result of using as if no one has than alcohol. as if it were no worse talk about legalizing pot “most people
  • “but the truth is alcohol has created so much dysfunction & destruction in our society…”alcohol has created so much dysfunction & destruction in our society… “but the truth is
  • “Why would we want to introduce yet another drug that gets people high and back its usage with the power of congress?” Dr.Howard Samuels, Licensed Psychotherapist and recovering Cocain and Heroin addict. “why would we want to introduce yet another drug that gets people high and back its usage with the power of congress? “ -dr. howard samuels, licensed psychotherapist and recovering cocain and heroin addict
  • Some fear the harmful mental & physical effect on teens.
  • “It takes years to raise a teen to realize his or her potential. It takes much less time for marijuana to destroy it.” Leslie Walker, Pediatrician and Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • “They (parents) expect none of this will be exposed to their children…” they[parents]“ expect… none of this will be exposed to their children...“
  • “When in fact that is not true. Legalization means that this is now legally protected commercial speech.” “when in fact that is legalization means that this is now not true legally protected commercial speech. “
  • There are supporters on both sides. but first…
  • Here’s a little weed info. here’s a little weed info.
  • What happens to the brain when you smoke weed? what happens to the brain smoke weed when you ?
  • dried leaves flowers stems seeds hemp plant marijuana refers to the : Cannabis sativa
  • (THC) Tetrahydrocannabinolcontains the psychoactive marijuana (mind-altering) chemical tetra hydro canna binol
  • Blood Stream into the from thelungs passes rapidly when smoked,
  • the carries the chemical brain blood to the stream
  • a major giving users high… -Arnold Schwarzenegger it’s a leaf”. “that is not a drug.
  • Weed, effects on the body. Drowsy and lightheaded Bloodshot foggy vision Dry mouth Quickened heart rate Muscles slackened
  • "When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” -bob marley
  • Weed has deep historical roots.
  • First used 10,000 years ago in China.
  • clothing uses hempof industrial the marijuana plant also provides many such as:
  • rope uses hempof industrial
  • paper in fact… industrial uses hempof
  • The United States of America’s declaration independence… of
  • was written on hemp paper.
  • billion dollarindustry. marijuana is a
  • billion.legalized $3.3 u.s. sales (estimated by the Pew Research Center) for 2015.
  • "up in smoke that's where my money goes. i take a toke go up in smoke.” and all my cares -cheech and chong, from “up in smoke”
  • #1 #2 Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America. Marijuana Tobacco Alcohol #3
  • Many uses of medical cannibus have been discovered.
  • medical uses eases chronic pain nausea suppression glaucoma treatment muscle spasm treatment prevent epileptic seizures reduces symptoms of urinary incontinence
  • However, the use of recreational marijuana is extremely controversial.
  • Doctors and Politicians debate the positive and negative effects.
  • negative effects altered senses blurred vision cognitive impairment altered blood pressure increased heart rate hallucinations
  • Some argue that smoking weed can cause significant lung damage.
  • “Marijuana users usually inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than tabacco smokers do, further increasing the lungs exposure to carcinogenic smoke.” American Lung Association
  • Much of the concern is for adolescents and the potentially damaging effect on the developing brain.
  • “Marijuana’s deleterious effects on adolescent brain development, cognition, and social functioning may have immediate and long-term implications.” AACAP marijuana legalization policy statement 2014
  • There’s medical research that supports and opposes the use of marijuana.
  • Research it for yourself. Hear both view points.Then ask yourself,
  • Will legalizing marijuana make your country better…
  • or worse?
  • Learn more www.drugpolicy.org www.normal.org www.medicalmarijuana.procon.org www.drugabuse.gov
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