English Legalising Cannabis

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The Basics Of Cannabis

Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit mind-altering drug in the world. It is classed as 'a minor hallucinogen with depressant qualities'. When smoked or eaten, it has mild mind-expanding, painkilling, and intoxicating effects.

The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years as a herbal medication and intoxicant. Of the two main species, Cannabis Indica is the strongest, and is used to make hash and stronger grasses, like skunk. Indica grows from 3 to 6 feet high with fat dark green leaves, purplish buds and a distinct stinky smell, hence the name skunk.

Cannabis comes in two main forms: marijuana (also known as grass), the dried leaves and female flower heads; and hashish, compressed blocks of resin extracted from the plant. Hash oil is also available.

Marijuana normally contains between 1 and 5 percent THC by weight (1) although modern growing techniques have boosted this to 10-15 percent. This one's very strong.

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The Legal Issues With Cannabis

Marijuana is legal in some form in close to half the states in the U.S

Legalising weed is now backed by half of the UK and half of the US

Small amounts of cannabis have now been decriminalised

Amsterdam In Holland is legal to buy, sell, consume and grow cannabis

10,000 now work in the marijuana industry: growing and harvesting crops, working in dispensaries, and making and selling equipment.

361 million is currently spent every year on policing and treating users of illegally traded and consumed cannabis.

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More Facts About Cannabis

Weed is 114 times safer than alcohol

Cannabis affects your ability to drive

Weed is far less addictive than tobacco and drinking coffee

People usually smoke cannabis with tobacco meaning your still inhaling harmful chemicals in the smoke

Cannabis may affect fertitlity

Cannabis can harm your mental health

If its smoked it is harmful to lungs

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The Pros Of Legalisation

Marijuana is legal in some form in close to half the states in the U.S

Legalising the sale of cannabis in specialist shops would generate £1bn a year in tax revenue

Both drug production and sales would be taxed, raising, the panel claims, between £500m and £1bn a year.

Legalising weed is now backed by half of the UK and half of the US

Legalising Cannabis Will Create Jobs

Weed consumed would be more likely to be safer as isn't mixed with other street drugs

if cannabis was legalised there would be less street dealers meaning less crime

361 million is currently spent every year on policing and treating users of illegally traded and consumed cannabis.

 

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The Cons Of Legalisation

Cannabis will become socially acceptable

It is extremely addictive to some people

Cannabis is bad for your health in general, it may be worse than ciggarettes

Smoking cannabis can ruin lives, as many "stoners" lose jobs and do nothing with there lives

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Health Benefits Of Cannabis

It can be used to treat Glaucoma

It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health

it can help control eplileptic seizures

It also decreases the symptoms of a severe sizure disorder known as Dravet's Syndrome

A chemical found in marijuana known as CBD stops cancer from spreading

It may decrease anxiety

THC slows the progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Cannabis eases the pain of multiple sclerosis

Cannabis could help muscle spasms

Cannabis treats inflammatory bowel diseases

Cannabis Relieves Arthiritis Discomfort

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