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Our president Bill Clinton and both Al Gore and George W Bush have smoked pot at least once Im sure people in the US know someone personally who has ingested marijuana if they have not smoked it Next to alcohol and nicotine marijuana is the most popular drug in America with approximately 10 million regular smokers Besides the recreational uses of this illicit drug it has been proven to effectively treat medical ailments for patients such as AIDS and cancer sufferers So why is this plant labeled as a schedule I drug by the DEA That would have to mean it has no medicinal effectiveness but states such as Washington Nevada Maine Arizona and California have all voted marijuana legal for medical patients with certain illnesses to consume Why doesnt the government stop contradicting themselves and making a mockery of our judicial system The federal government should legalize marijuana The marijuana plant comes in many different forms and names Its sometimes referred to as grass hemp pot ganja and cannabis sativa The active ingredient what produces the high in marijuana is THC tetrahydrocannabinal As of now marijuana is considered a schedule I drug by the federal government Having marijuana categorized with such drugs as PCP LSD and heroin is just plain ridiculous To be a schedule I drug a drug has to posses three qualities The first is that the drug has to have a high potential for abuse which I believe marijuana does not Essentially all drugs are used in an addictive fashion However for any drug to be identified as highly addictive there should be evidence that substantial numbers of users repeatedly fail in their attempts to discontinue use and develop use-patterns that interfere with other life activities National epidemiological surveys show that large a majority of people who have had experience with marijuana do not become regular users In 1999 among Americans age 12 and over about 35 had used marijuana
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