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GCSE/English legalising weed

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Do you know how many people suffer from multiple sclerosis? And did you know that cannabis can help their pain? And already many people suffering from illnesses use it and do smoke it illegally? There are loads of other words used for cannabis in the street such as: Weed, skunk, food, hash (short for hashish), hemp, marijuana, Mary j, chronic, boom gangster plus many other words. What is cannabis? Cannabis is the most known recreational drug used. Cannabis is a plant that is grown mostly in hot countries yet it is still grown in the UK under strong uv lights. Most parts of the plant, not just the leaves, can be used. From the stem comes hemp, which can be smoked but is also used for making rope, paper and clothing. The female plant of cannabis contains more thc (tetrahydrocannabinol) than the male plants which is the chemical which induces the "high" feeling. The effects of cannabis can vary differently between people. Some people get a relaxed feeling or get high, whereas some people get very drowsy and tend to fall asleep. ...read more.

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However, there are also people who smoke because they are stressed in general or stressed from high pressure situations at work where they have a lot of responsibility and that makes it difficult for them to relax even when they get home, so they feel the need to resort to cannabis which helps to relaxes them. Alternatively, there are also those who smoke simply because they like the high they get from it. Another main reason for why it should be legalised is the huge potential revenue to be made by the Government from taxing the use of it. If it is legalised it can also be controlled so that the really harmful kinds of cannabis do not get sold. It will put an end to dealers peddling it to people from young to old and also have a beneficial knock-on effect to the revenue made by the illegal drug cartels around the world. Already one in five teenagers in the UK regularly take the drug even though it is illegal - and controlling the substance legally will help put a stop to that. ...read more.

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In conclusion, I think that if people are allowed to smoke cigarettes even with all the associated risks then it stands to reason that people be allowed to smoke cannabis. After all, people should be able to control their lives themselves and it's not like it's a class a drug such as heroin or any of the other more lethal drugs that people become very addicted to and end up dying from. Drugs like heroin for example, are extremely addictive from the very first try - inhale or inject it once - and you'll develop an immediate dependency. Someone trying to stop will experience withdrawal symptoms such as intense trembling and loss of appetite, vomiting and the potential shutting down of their major organs like their heart. These drugs can and will kill someone if given the chance. Unlike cannabis for which there is no physical addiction to it. It is much safer and has medicinal effects that are beneficial to people whether seriously sick or simply stressed out in their lives. For these reasons I think that the case for legalising it is that it should be. . ( para1) Why people should have it. (para 2) why it is illegal (para 3) what you feel about it (para 4) what should be done (Para 5) Conclusion ...read more.

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