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Legalizing
Medical
Marijuana
By: Ashley Spears, Karen
Robinson, Rosalind
Chadbourne and Anna
Ponder
5 Amazing Facts about
Marijuana
 THC and CBD, marijuana’s primary
cannabinoids, are both cancer
killers
 Marijuana trigg...
The Public’s
Perception
“In any civilized society,
it is every citizen’s
responsibility to obey
just laws. But at the
same...
Classification of Marijuana
 Members of Congress currently trying to
reschedule marijuana, a Schedule I drug
http://iackn...
State Legalization
 Medical
marijuana
allowed – 19
states
 Medical and
recreational
marijuana
allowed – 2
states
2 Main Positive Effects of
Legalizing Medical Marijuana
 Medical purposes:
 Proven to benefit many illnesses that didn’t...
10 Major Health Benefits
 (1) Migraines
 Doctors in California report they have been able
to treat more than 300,000 cas...
Negative Effects of Marijuana
 Short-term effects  rapid heart rate, increased
blood pressure, increased rate of breathi...
Negative Effects of Marijuana
 Short-term effects  rapid heart rate, increased
blood pressure, increased rate of breathi...
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  1. 1. Legalizing Medical Marijuana By: Ashley Spears, Karen Robinson, Rosalind Chadbourne and Anna Ponder
  2. 2. 5 Amazing Facts about Marijuana  THC and CBD, marijuana’s primary cannabinoids, are both cancer killers  Marijuana triggers neurogenesis which means it leads to brain cell growth  Suicide rates are lower in areas where medical marijuana is available  There is zero evidence that marijuana causes significant lung damage  There are two completely difference types of marijuana  Sativa: day-time; used for seeking depression relief, PTSD, anxiety  Indica: often smoked at night; suffering from type of pain, insomnia http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago- medical-marijuana/2013/10/5-amazing- things-you-didnt-know-about-marijuana/
  3. 3. The Public’s Perception “In any civilized society, it is every citizen’s responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizen’s responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. 4. Classification of Marijuana  Members of Congress currently trying to reschedule marijuana, a Schedule I drug http://iacknowledge.net/lawmakers-send-obama-letter- demanding-marijuana-be-removed-from-schedule-i- classification/
  5. 5. State Legalization  Medical marijuana allowed – 19 states  Medical and recreational marijuana allowed – 2 states
  6. 6. 2 Main Positive Effects of Legalizing Medical Marijuana  Medical purposes:  Proven to benefit many illnesses that didn’t respond as well to pharmaceutical medications: AIDS, chronic neuropathic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, nausea in chemotherapy patients  Economic Purposes:  Large revenue received from taxes; dispensaries help improve local economies
  7. 7. 10 Major Health Benefits  (1) Migraines  Doctors in California report they have been able to treat more than 300,000 cases with the use of medical marijuana  (2) Slows tumor growth  Research done by the American Association for Cancer Research  (3) Relieves symptoms of certain chronic diseases  (4)Prevents Alzheimer’s  (5)Treats glaucoma  (6) Prevents Seizures  Marijuana is a muscle relaxant that has “antispasmodic” qualities  (7)Helps those with ADD & ADHD  (8) Can treat MS  (9)Helps relieve PMS  (10) Helps calm those with tourette’s and OCD
  8. 8. Negative Effects of Marijuana  Short-term effects  rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased rate of breathing, slowed reaction time  Young users  smoking marijuana can result in structural and functional deficits of the brain, lowered learning capabilities, shortened attention span  Heavy users  can result in fertility problems, short- term memory loss, anxiety and depression Why Schedule I Drug?  Tolerance may develop; psychological withdrawals  Can trigger or exacerbate certain mental disorders  May be a gateway drug leading to other dependencies
  9. 9. Negative Effects of Marijuana  Short-term effects  rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased rate of breathing, slowed reaction time  Young users  smoking marijuana can result in structural and functional deficits of the brain, lowered learning capabilities, shortened attention span  Heavy users  can result in fertility problems, short- term memory loss, anxiety and depression Why Schedule I Drug?  Tolerance may develop; psychological withdrawals  Can trigger or exacerbate certain mental disorders  May be a gateway drug leading to other dependencies

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