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Whether or not marijuana should be legalized is a difficult question to answer. Some people believe that it should be legalized. Marijuana is a drug which is comprised of different things and hence it has many psychological effects on the user. However what many people have tended to ignore is the fact that marijuana has certain health benefits on humans.
Marijuana is a drug which is made up of a variety of leaves, flowering tops from the hemp plant also known as Cannabis sativa plant and many types of stems (Britannica 7/47). There are many names for marijuana; pot, weed, tea, and grass. There are male and female versions of this plant and each have their own specific kind of psychoactive substance which is called cannabinoid. There is a certain ingredient in marijuana which is what causes the various physiological and psychological effects to occur with a person. This ingredient is known as 1-delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol, in short it is known as THC. The effects of THC are felt on the nervous system, the blood vessels and on the heart. Marijuana produces changes in the mental abilities of a human being, changes in mood occur, pulse, blood pressure and coordination are some of the physiological effects which take place in a person. These all lead to a high which includes sleepiness, relaxation and euphoria (happiness) (Marshall).
Marijuana is a drug which has been underestimated for the health benefits it has. Marijuana has certain medical benefits as well as it is able to treat glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, nausea induced by chemotherapy and even AIDS. Marijuana also leads to an increase in the hunger of a person and causes red eyes which are seen to be beneficial. The hunger is what can allow patients suffering from AIDS and cancer to eat without having to…
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