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  1. 1. Sokphhanee Ly ENC1102Professor Francis 7 December 2011
  2. 2. …“Marijuana has proven to show positiveeffects, we have to consider the risks factors through regulation, health, and addiction. Although, Marijuana has negatively influenced younger generations, it is allaround us, and therefore should be legalized in order to take the next step forward.”
  3. 3. Marijuana is a green, brown, or graymixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant.
  4. 4. If not erased entirely, taxationwould help the nation’s debtJobs would be readily availableMore money saved as a nationby closing prohibitionenforcement agenciesWe spend $10 billion a year toenforce prohibition!Lastly,this would allow lawenforcement to pursue real andBIGGER crimes such as murder
  5. 5. Crimes for possessing, growing, andselling marijuana are far greaterthan a person who has committedmurder
  6. 6. • Marijuana is already prevalent within our nation• A 2005 study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated that 97.5 million Americans older than 12 have tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime, meaning about 41 percent of the population has tried marijuana (One in ten people!)• Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals
  7. 7. Marijuana helps AIDS patientscurb nausea and increaseappetiteCancer itself and cancertreatments have several sideeffects, but marijuana has beenknown to help with nausea,vomiting, pain relief and also asa sleep aid.
  8. 8. Marijuana helps to fightchronic pain and relievesinflammation for thosewith arthritis (it alsoattacks the immunesystem that triggersarthritis)
  9. 9. DiabetesMarijuana is avasodilator whichhelps promote bloodflow, and reduceblood pressure.
  10. 10. PupilOptic nerves become soconstricted, it causesincreased pressure to theback of the eyeMarijuana reduces thepressures, which creates asense of euphoria
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