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The Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana

             Marijuana is derived from a plant called "cannibis sativa" and its active ingredient is delta tetrahyddrocannibino, also known as THC. Marijuana also has a wide variety of street names such as grass, Mary Jane, pot, smoke, reefer, herb, and weed. When people think of Marijuana they usually think of it as a bad thing. However, Marijuana has been known as a prescription for many migraines. Marijuana can either benefit or destroy you life in a matter of minutes. Since the illegalization of Marijuana, there has been a controversy over if it should be legalized or not. This drug has worked a wide variety of causes between medical mirales to teen deaths. Before making the decision to legalize marijuana one needs to consider both the pros and cons of the situation.
             Marijuana can be used in one of three ways. The most frequent method of use is to roll it in paper and smoke it like a cigarette; there are referred to as joints. The second most widespread method of use is to snokw the leaves in a pipe. The third method is to ingest it by combining it with food; this is the least common technique. When using this drug there are effects which are categorized into three different types: the physiological effects, psychological effects, and the subjective effects. The physiological effects include reddened eyed, increased pulse rate, and cotton-mouth. Psychological effects of marijuana range from increased creativity to provoked mystical experiences, to even heightened capacity to feel, sense, and share. These effects are subjective and can differ from person to person. Anxiety and paranoia are also effects that one might experience when "high".
             Many teens start to use this drug because they feel pressured to, and they slowly unknowingly get addicted to it. Being addicted to marijuana does not take years; in fact, it can happened quite quickly. The symptoms of marijuana addiction may vary; however, some signs are very obvious:skipping school, getting "high" before, during, and after school, dropping out of school, and lying to their parents.

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