Posts Tagged with marijuana

  1. To Smoke Pot or Not?

    [ By on December 14, 2016 ]

    The effects of marijuana and the question of its legalization have been hot button issues for some time now. Although marijuana has not been legalized under federal law in the U.S., marijuana is now legal for medical use in 28 states and D.C. and for recreational use for adults in 8 states and D.C. Recently, in the past election, voters in Massachusetts passed legislation to legalize marijuana that went into effect in November. This piqued my interest and resurfaced the issue of marijuana legalization. The arguments made on both sides of the issue raise interesting questions about science and scientific uncertainty. There has been promising scientific research about the medical benefits of marijuana for ...

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  2. Marijuana– Moral?

    [ By on December 18, 2014 ]

    Marijuana possession is becoming decriminalized across the country, and use is legal in some states. In response to this change, people, such as Philip Boffey, have found it necessary to understand the science and the potential consequences of this change. In Boffey’s article he guides us through various articles and studies that support or criticize this change. After examining addiction, impact on youth, and comparing marijuana to other substances Boffey seems to understand and explain the scientific dangers while coming to a conclusion that strict government regulation might be the best option for minimizing the dangers of this drug. There are undeniable risks in using any substance, but as state laws are already changing and legal marijuana use might ...

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