LEGALIZE IT - What is marijuana? According to Harvard...

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What is marijuana? According to Harvard Medical Professor Lester Grinspoon, W it is a "miracle drug", one that prevents blindness, acts as an appetite stimulant for AIDS f patients, and prevents muscle spasms in epileptics. When speaking of the same plant, p head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for over thirty years, Harry J. Anslinger said s that this "evil weed" led to killings, sex crimes and insanity. How can two such highly h respected experts have such night and day outlooks on the same thing? While Anslinger A presided as America's leading anti-drug official his McCarthyish hunt down of Marijuana M users led to the downfall of many well respected Americans. During the 1900's the u United Stated has committed itself to and unprecedented war on marijuana that is costly, c unjustified and impossible to win. u The topic of Marijuana is quite broad. It encompasses history, legislation, and a the benefits as well as the harms of the plant itself. t Marijuana is the name of the plant known to botanists as Cannabis Sativa. M Other names for the plant exist throughout the world. In Africa, Marijuana is known as k "dagga", in China as "ma", in Northern Europe as "hemp" and in the United States as
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2011 for the course ACCT 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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