A complete debate on the possible outcomes of legal weed

InNixon's Controlled Substances Act had classified marijuana as a drug with "no accepted medical use," and it was this act that led to the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration DEA - a body charged with enforcing federal drug laws - in Leonhart's action came just days before the inauguration of President Obama, who had publicly endorsed the legalization of medical marijuana.

With four states and Washington, D. Some physicians are concerned over the lack of reliable evidence to support marijuana as an effective treatment for many conditions. The Drug Policy Alliance note that even when marijuana research is approved, the quality of the sole strain supplied by NIDA is ineffective for research purposes, given that its THC content is less than three times as potent as much of the marijuana used by patients in states where it is legal.

By providing legal supplies of currently illegal drugs the price will fall, leading to a collapse in the illegal drug industry, and a reduction in crimes committed by both drug suppliers and users.

The War on Drugs utilizes several techniques to achieve its goal of eliminating recreational drug use: Ina team led by Dr. However, not everyone believes that programs designed to keep teenagers from lighting up will work.

A complete debate on the possible outcomes of legal weed

Other states have also green-lit marijuana for patients with Alzheimer's diseaselupusSjogren's syndrome, Tourette syndrome, Arnold-Chiari malformation, glaucomarheumatoid arthritispsoriasisdiabetes and nail-patella syndrome.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. What science has prompted legislative rethink? Another potential effect of marijuana legalization is an increase in the number of people driving while high.

Written by Shawn Radcliffe. For example, it is discriminatory to claim that Judeo-Christian abstinence from intoxication is the correct set of moral beliefs. Some even state that in a strictly regulated market, drug use may fall overall, by removing the marketing activities of the illegal drug industry.

New on The Leaf Cannabis packaging includes plenty of info about what's inside, how strong it is and who made it. Nor can they disseminate themselves from drug taking. Countries who have experimented with legalization have had positive results.

To opponents, it is a dangerous drug, one that inflicts damage on people and society more generally. Fedeli explained his logic to reporters: Currently legal drugs contain a listing of all active and inactive ingredients.

The War on Drugs serves the immediate interests of politicians. In the meantime, some corporations and politicians facing angry customers and constituents will continue to blame conveniently faceless targets like "too much regulation" and "criminals".

The intensity of the battleground over marijuana as epilepsy treatment is best surmised by the popular campaign for lawmakers to allow access to "Charlotte's Web" - a strain of marijuana whose particular cannabinoid make-up was reported by Matt and Page Figi of Colorado to have reduced the grand mal seizures a week their daughter Charlotte was experiencing to just two or three per month.

Generally, marijuana has the same psychological effects as alcohol and the same physiological effects as tobacco, yet alcohol and tobacco are legal.Sep 29,  · Ever since Colorado allowed the legal sale of weed five years ago and the Minnesota Legislature said yes to medical marijuana two years later, a full-throated debate.

Instead of a regulated market, in half the states, we still leave medical marijuana to the illegal market. Even in some of the medical marijuana states, the programs are so restrictive that hardly anyone is able to take advantage of it.

Apr 20,  · What If Marijuana Were Legal? Possible Outcomes. Listen · Marsha says she smokes weed to "escape from my body" and the. Critics of the War on Drugs advocate the partial or complete decriminalization of illegal drugs, combined with a system of regulation, as happens with alcohol and prescription drugs.

By providing legal supplies of currently illegal drugs the price will fall, leading to a collapse in the illegal drug industry, and a reduction in crimes committed by both drug suppliers and users.

Thoughtful questions enliven marijuana debate Home / Centennial Institute, Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Ideas / Thoughtful questions enliven marijuana debate (’76 Editor) Since our big debate on Colorado drug policy, Feb.

Thoughtful questions enliven marijuana debate

17 at CCU, I’ve been repeatedly asked who won or what conclusion emerged. The impact of marijuana legalization will depend, in large part, on how many people start using the drug once it becomes legal. The shift from illegal sales to a market-based system could open the.

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