Many people know about marijuana and its controversy about legalizing it. It has its pros and cons but it is starting to become legal in some states. In 23 states it came to be used for medical purposes, and in 10 states it is fully legal. But the seeds can be extracted from the plant and made into hemp. Let me define these words for you marijuana/weed are all the same thing and they involve the whole plant but hemp is only the seeds. According to easyread the seeds can be made into an assortment of things with many benefits. One of the most popular things it is mad into is oil. It can also be made into brownies, and vapor when putting into a machine. You may have seen the CBD dispensaries around, these places sell stuff to make from hemp like gummies and oils. These dispensaries require a permit to make the product. But you may be wondering why was it illegal in the first place.
The start of the United States ban on marijuana started when the government wanted an excuse to deport Mexican immigrants, that excuse was marijuana. The government made marijuana a schedule 1 drug, which means that it is one of the most dangerous drugs. Even though it has been used for medical purposes for hundreds of years according to drug policy. But now states can decide for themselves about there laws for the drug. But now the plant is being researched to find out its medicinal purposes. Another reason the drug was made illegal is methamphetamine. Methamphetamine could be added to marijuana and then that makes it addicting. Methamphetamine is also known as meth and most drugs have methamphetamine is addicting and dangerous. Crystal meth is a schedule 2 drug. Cocaine is also a schedule 2 drug. Which shows you how dangerous the drug is.
Marijuana is making a come back as new medicinal purposes are being found. It helps cancer patients. It also help anxiety. It is a pain reliever. All the stuff it dose relaxes people so people use it cause it makes them feel good. It as long term effects on the brain like changing your mood, so say when you take it you upset and sad it might make you happy. But it also is known to relieve stress. But a lot of marijuana critics say that it's terrible for your mental health, a study at Northwestern found that marijuana users have abnormal brain structures and the study also says that the younger you start using marijuana the worse the effects are. According to calmca smoking, marijuana is physically worse for you than smoking cigarettes. So overall marijuana has its pros and cons, but its popularity is definitely on the rise.
Story by Garrison Hunt
*AMS does not supporting the use or marijuana, especially for students.