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The Long Term Effects of Marijuana -- Marijuana is a drug that divides people. Some people claim it as the wonder drug of the '90s, capable of relieving the symptoms of many serious illnesses.

Date Submitted: 03/29/2001 17:38:31
Category: / Social Sciences
Length: 4 pages (1191 words)
Marijuana is a drug that divides people. Some people claim it as the wonder drug of the '90s, capable of relieving the symptoms of many serious illnesses. Others curse the day the cannabis plant was ever discovered. From pain relief to stimulating the appetites of patients on chemotherapy, marijuana seems to have plenty going for it as a medicine. The legalization of marijuana is a large controversy in many parts of the world today, …
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…chronic use, breathing may be restricted, coughing may be increased, and resistance may be lowered to infections of the lungs such as pneumonia (Bloom 45). Respiratory cancer is a likely result in the long term. Although it's popular to believe that there are no really harmful effects on human health, and that marijuana is just a temporary, "soft drug", heavier use of marijuana is likely to have more potent, adverse health consequences in the long term.
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