Moral / ethical questions
Availability of marijuana (a.k.a. pot,
cannabis, etc.) for pleasure or medical use
Decades-long debates have raged in North America about whether
marijuana (a.k.a. marihuana, pot, cannabis, and Cannabis Sativa) should be decriminalized,
and whether it should be made available for medicinal purposes. In the U.S., the
Drug Enforcement Administration has concluded that pot has "no medical value
that can't be met more effectively by legal drugs." On the other hand, Health
Canada has a program to supply marijuana to individuals for the relief of severe
symptoms associated with a range of diseases and disorders.
if we were to somehow restart our cultures, the dangers posed by alcohol usage would
make alcohol a far more likely candidate for criminalization than pot.
Some research studies appear to have shown that pot consumption can damage a person's
memory. But other studies appear to have shown that marijuana has beneficial properties
in some applications.
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Copyright © 2007 by Ontario Consultants on
Originally written: 2007-SEP-07
Latest update: 2007-SEP-07
Author: B.A. Robinson