Is marijuana fairly harmless health-wise or even spiritually beneficial? As a matter of fact, research by the British Medical Association shows that nicotine is far more addictive than cannabis.
We believe that it is time to stop the ineffective, racially biased, and unjust enforcement of marijuana prohibition and to create a new, well-regulated, and inclusive marijuana industry that is rooted in racial and economic justice.
Why Should We Legalize? Reduce harm The criminalization of marijuana use disproportionately harms young people and people of color, sponsors massive levels of violence and corruption, and fails to curb youth access.
This will create jobs and economic opportunities in the formal economy instead of the illicit market.
Save money Scarce law enforcement resources will be better used to ensure public safety while reducing corrections and court costs. State and local governments would acquire significant new sources of tax revenue from regulating marijuana sales.
Promote consumer safety Marijuana product testing is becoming a standard requirement for legalized marijuana markets. This means consumers are better informed about the marijuana they use.
Cannabis flowers with quality testing results on display at a dispensary. DPA product safety recommendations Consumers should consider requesting information on any pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, or any other residual solvents that could remain on flowers after the cultivation process.
Consumers should be sure to inquire about the potency and dosage of an edible product, especially if they are a novice consumer or if the package is not clearly labeled. Testing for mold, fungus, bacteria, and other microbial organisms should be required to ensure safety and quality.
The effects of consuming some of these chemicals, especially in the immunocompromised, could be significant.
Flowers and other cannabis products sold to consumers should include cannabinoid profiles on labels, including the content of THC, CBD and other major cannabinoids, and the number and concentration of doses.
This is especially important for edible products, which can contain widely varying doses of cannabis. Marijuana Legalization and Regulation.However, a recent study by Madeline Meier, a post doctoral researcher of Duke University, shows th prolonged marijuana use by teenagers can be harmful to the developing brain, to the extent of lowering adulthood IQ's by almost ten points on average.
This debate will probably have many different types of arguments (legal, health, and economic), so I'm going to start Round 1 off with a whole mess of arguments in favor for the legalization of marijuana and we'll see where it goes from there =).
The debate over whether or not marijuana should be legalized has been active throughout the United States for nearly a century with arguments from both sides, pro and con, posing quite valid points.
However, a recent study by Madeline Meier, a post doctoral researcher of Duke University, shows th prolonged marijuana use by teenagers can be harmful to the developing brain, to the extent of lowering adulthood IQ's by almost ten points .
The active compounds in marijuana are similar to a class of molecules in our bodies called endocannabinoids.
The endocannabinoid system influences our immune system, protects nerve cells from premature death, and influences mood, memory, appetite, sleep, sensation, and movement.
After two years, debate remains over marijuana Share this: The Denver Post will run a series of stories on some of the major talking points of legalization: stoned driving, pot in schools.