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M a r i j u a n a h a s a V o i c e P a g e | 1 Marijuana has a Voice Maricela Veliz American Intercontinental University
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M a r i j u a n a h a s a V o i c e P a g e | 2 Abstract Illegal drugs have always been a problem. Ranging from your hard core drugs like meth, heroin, ecstasy, and cocaine to your light weights like marijuana. Colorado and Nebraska passed a law that allows the use of marijuana for medical use with the prescription from a doctor. Colorado is legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana to adults 21 years of age for personal use. Legalizing marijuana for medical uses is one thing, but Colorado’s law allowing the use of marijuana for recreational use is the subject of much scrutiny. In this essay I will discuss the history of cannabis and the impact this new law Colorado passed has on the states that border it. I will provide some information on the effects and health concerns that have manifested due to this state’s decision. Some statistics that show an adverse effect of the crime rate in neighboring states compared to that of Colorado. According to Federal Law, marijuana is considered a schedule I drug under the Federal Controlled Substance Act (CSA). This brings other things into play such as whether state laws trump federal laws. This is not a case for Judge Judy that’s for sure.
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M a r i j u a n a h a s a V o i c e P a g e | 3 Illegal drugs will always be a problem threatening our past, present, and future. Drug dealers make billions every second of every hour of the day from the sale, death, and despair they cause. A large portion of crimes committed have to do with drugs. Legalization of marijuana by some states for medical use has shone a new light on this drug. It has created hope where there was none for seriously ill people that otherwise would not have access to this medicine. Taking it a step further, Colorado is making it available to anyone who is 21 years of age to purchase for personal use.
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  • Summer '16
  • Erin Teegarden
  • English, Law, Illegal drug trade, Cannabis, Cannabis sativa

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