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There is a large drug problem facing the United States today and this problem extends to all citizens Its not just the poor and the uneducated who are effected by this problem The most largely used illegal drug in the United States is Marijuana and thus is the drug law enforcement and the media tends to target the most costing the taxpayers lots and lots of money I will show you that Marijuana is not as large and evil as it may appear and that if legalized the economy would be strengthened and the efforts of law enforcement could be focused on more serious drugs First off to understand what we are dealing with I will give a brief explanation of what Marijuana is and what its uses are Marijuana is classified as a hallucinogen and is a psychoactive drug Its scientific name is Cannabis Sativa and it is found in the Indian hemp plant of which there are three main types Cannabis Sativa Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Rudderalis Some of its nicknames and street names are pot weed green herb and sensi The drugs use dates back in manuscripts back to 2700BC in China Nadelmann The drug was also cultivated by Jamestown settlers 1611 who used the drug for its fibers to make rope and clothes Marijuana is widely used an estimated one out of every three people have used it and among high school students 44 have experimented with it Bowmen Marijuana is almost always smoked to experience the effects but eating it and brewing it into tea are common practice also It can be smoked by rolling it into a paper joint or by placing it into a pipe often called a bowl Often times there is a mixture of marijuana with tobacco to create a pleasurable taste When someone smokes marijuana for the first time they do not get high it is usually the second or third time a user feels
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