• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Free the Weed?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Free the Weed? In this essay I will discuss whether or not cannabis should be made legal for recreational or even medical purposes. It is a soft drug made from the dried leaves and flowering tops of the hemp plant. Also know as marijuana it has many psychological and physical effects. Cannabis contains more than 400 chemicals. When smoked it contains over 2,000 chemicals that enter the body through the lungs. The short-term effects of the use of marijuana include both psychological and physical reactions. These reactions usually last from three to five hours after a person has smoked it. The psychological reaction known as a 'high' consists of changes in the users feelings and thoughts. The effects of a high vary from person to person and from one time to another in the same person. In most cases it contains a state of dreaminess and relaxation in which the user is more aware of his or her senses. ...read more.

Middle

The thrill of rebelling with the idea that you might get caught is the reason why many teenagers experiment with illegal drugs. Drug dealers would also lose out if cannabis was to be made legal and in an attempt to earn more money they would push 'class A' drugs such as heroin much harder. Some people believe that it would free up the Courts time and save money if it were to be made legal to smoke cannabis. However new law legislations would bring licensed suppliers, legal ages of purchasers and users, and places it could be used. Could you drive a car or operate machinery? It would be a bottomless pit and it would clog the legal system as it has never before. On the other hand many would welcome the legalization of cannabis, as most medical opinion would agree that it is far less harmful to the individual and society than alcohol. ...read more.

Conclusion

Cannabis is also very useful for people who suffer from MS. These people suffer great anguish and pain in their muscles and some users claim that smoking cannabis relieves them from their pain for hours at a time. I believe that cannabis should be made legal for those who suffer great pain in their muscles i.e. people who suffer from MS and arthritis because people should not be made to live in unbearable pain where the quality of their life is bad. When a complete cure is found in the years to come then I believe that the government and the medical society can review that law. On the legalization of cannabis for recreational use I believe that it should not be made legal so that it will discourage any of those who are thinking of using it. However I have no objection to those who wish to smoke it as long as they know the damage they are doing to their own body. The only people they are hurting are themselves. 1 ERIN DOHERTY 12J ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise essays

  1. Why do teenagers decide to smoke and drink alcohol?

    Everyone could have an addictive behavior to things that we can obtain pleasure from them like eating, drinking, smoking, and sex; but then we find them very hard to give them up. People see an addiction as a crime, a sin or a spiritual weakness and depending who you asked

  2. Should cannabis be legalised?

    For example, if it were decriminalised then it would be legal to possess small quantities of the drug, in any form, for personal consumption. It would still be illegal to produce or supply the drug however. Eventually, the argument still boils down to one factor, whether or not the public chooses to use the drug or not.

  1. Compare the Nike Free and Levis 501 anti-fit television/cinema adverts

    This also creates the link with Nike e.g. a tennis player links tennis with Rodger Federer and Maria Sharapova and then links them to Nike. The celebrities within the Nike Free advert are well known all over Europe and the rest of the world. They are all well-known sports individuals and cover a range of different sports so

  2. GCSE/English legalising weed

    Cannabis can also be eaten plain or can be added in foods. Some people will use "hash" (short for hashish) which is cannabis in its resin form and cook it in things such as baked goods; the most common kind being hash brownies also commonly known as space cakes.

  1. Should the use of Cannabis be Legalised?

    Reasons for and evidence of bias Bias is showing prejudice to a person or something compared with another. This occurs often when it comes to debating the legalisation of cannabis. Supporters are usually people who use the drug and would want it legalised and not criminalised.

  2. Should Cannabis be legalised?

    For example, when cannabis was decriminalised in Holland, research showed that there was not a large increase into the use of cannabis. It would still be possible to crack down on the 'black market' and maintain control over legal sales, making sure younger people do not have easy access to it.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work