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Write a report on the legalisation of Cannabis.

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Write a report on the legalisation of Cannabis. There is a huge amount of evidence to show that cannabis can be helpful in pain relief, especially in cases of joint (pun)problems. Yet it remains illegal and is not prescribed by doctors. On the other hand, there?s very little evidence that it's harmful, even if used for pleasure rather than pain. Many more people are killed by alcohol, tobacco, and prescribed medication than are killed by cannabis. Having searched the Internet to research this op, I've not found one single death that can be directly blamed on cannabis. Oddly, Heroin, a drug that has ruined so many lives, is illegal, and has caused huge amounts of crime, heartache and death, can be prescribed as a painkiller. ...read more.

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Hemp fibre is much stronger and softer than cotton, lasts easily twice as long as cotton, and will not suffer from mildew in damp conditions. It could be easily used to make clothes. One for the environmentalists out there. It takes many years for trees to grow until they are ready to be cut down and used to make paper or wood, but hemp is ready for harvesting after only 120 days from planting. Hemp can grow on most farmland, but forests and tree farms require large areas of land, not easily available. Using g hemp instead of trees would also r educe erosion due to logging, thereby reducing topsoil loss and water pollution caused by soil runoff. Of course, cannabis like anything else can, and probably will, be abused by some people. ...read more.

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"Findings from the long-term study of heavy, habitual marijuana smokers argue against the concept that continuing heavy use of marijuana is a significant risk factor for the development of chronic lung disease." "Neither the continuing nor the intermittent marijuana smokers exhibited any significantly different rates of decline in lung function as compared with those individuals who never smoked marijuana." The study concluded: "No differences were noted between even quite heavy marijuana smoking and non-smoking of marijuana." I have used cannabis myself on occasions. It does reduce pain, it makes me relax, and it makes me happier. I don't use it often, like most people I only occasionally use it. My feeling is that cannabis itself it not dangerous. However, the dealers that roam the streets of Nottingham and many other towns and cities, with guns, trying to press cannabis on children are VERY dangerous. ...read more.

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