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Should the Use of Cannabis Be Legalised There are many people looking for a feeling of freedom. Some people may choose to go on a vacation and spend their money, but the most common gateway for people is drugs. One of the most common street and recreational drug is cannabis, which comes from the marijuana plant, according to Source 1. The plant that produces marijuana is the hemp plant cannabis sativa. It is used to heighten perception, affect mood and relax. Cannabis use is illegal in most parts of the world. In the UK, the most dangerous and addictive drugs are Class A, such as Heroin, Cocaine and Ecstasy, Class B drugs includes Amphetamines, and Cannabis belongs to Class C, according to Source 3. However, the plant appears to have some potential for medical use. Medical cannabis is very effective and quick acting that the first effects are usually felt within seconds. It can bring relief to patients even with terminal diseases. According to Source 4, it can help Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, Cancer, Brain Tumours, Stroke, Nausea, Asthma, Epilepsy, Insomnia, Depression, Pain, and Migraine. ...read more.


As listed in Source 9 and 10, short-term effects of Cannabis include a general sense of well being, relaxation and euphoria. It will also create a sense of dreaminess, increased appreciation of music, sleepiness and time distortion. Physically, bloodshot eyes and a dry mouth are common symptoms, with a slight increase in heartbeat, decreases in blood pressure and impaired short term memory. There will also be balancing problems making the person find difficulties in walking. Cannabis is also famous for stimulating the appetite, therefore, the user will then experience hunger. For long-term effects, according to Source 12, using Cannabis affects the heart and lungs because it is often taken alongside tobacco, which might cause lung cancer, other respiratory conditions such as emphysema, and heart disease. Using Cannabis might also affect the immunes system and reproductive system, as added in Source 13. According to a research done in New Zealand, which is Source 14, Cannabis users were more than twice as likely to be the cause of fatal crash than to be one of the victims. ...read more.


The society or the community would also benefits as more people are being employed, and farmers would be able to grow. This would help raise more taxes for the government. However, the serious health problems caused by using Cannabis have kept it from being legalised. A trend is also shown that many people are starting to change their attitudes towards the using of Cannabis, according to Source 18 and Graph 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10. People are less worry about Cannabis and start trying it. In my opinion, Cannabis should be legalised, as all the patients who need medical treatments of Cannabis can benefit and are no longer being treated as criminals. The country would also be benefited in many ways, all in economic, environmental and social factors. This will also prevent the large number of people who use Cannabis from becoming criminals and get the freedom of choosing what they want to do. Even Cannabis is illegal, there are still many people who use it, and people starting to use it, the difference would not be big after it is legalised, and I think the benefits gain by legalising Cannabis will overcome it. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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