Marijuana as a Critical U.S. Problem Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Marijuana as a Critical U.S. Problem
This paper argues that based on medical, social, economic and psychological evidence, marijuana is a critical U.S. problem
# 18175 | 1,350 words | 8 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Mar 13, 2003 in English (Argument) , Medical and Health (Drugs) , Law (General)

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"Marijuana as a social drug is one of the most critical substance abuse problems in the United States today. The use of marijuana and alcohol has risen to the point where almost every facet of society has been touched by the use of both.

Marijuana, or cannabis sativa, has been linked with human culture for more than 4,000 years. In fact, the first written account of use of marijuana occurred in Chinese literature around 2700 B.C. .

Marijuana has many names--it has been called hemp, hashish, dagga, bhang, loco week, grass, and a myriad of other terms. It was formally named cannabis sativa in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus, the famous botanist and developer of the modern system of taxonomy and biological classification. Marijuana, even according to Linnaeus, is one of nature's most hardy species of plants. ... "

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