1. Is the prohibition of marijuana use an affront to civil liberties?
Beckett, K., &bHerbert, S. ( 2008). The Consequence and Cost of Prohibition of Marijuana. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2009).
This article demonstrates the impact and cost of marijuana prohibition in the USA. The purpose of the research is to assess consequences and cost of enforcing criminal laws that prohibit the consumption of cannabis. The finding of the research indicates that the current enforcement cannabis law does not reduce the use of marijuana.
It further indicates that increasing marijuana laws has a little impact on consumption of marijuana. Prohibition of marijuana in some States does not increase the use of marijuana. This article fits the research question showing that prohibition of marijuana uses an affront to civil liberties.
2. Does cannabis use increase the risk of death?
Calabria, B., Degenhardt, L., Hall, W., Lynskey, M. ( 2010). Does Cannabis Use Increase the Risk of Death? Systematic of epidemiological evidence of adverse effects of cannabis use. Drug and alcohol review, 29(3), 318-330.
This article provides a comprehensive research literature of risks associated with the consumption of marijuana. The primary purpose of the research is to assess the risk of marijuana – related mortality. The researcher retrieved the data from Medline, PsycINFO, and EMBASE to identify data on death linked with the use of marijuana.
The finding of the study does not explicitly determine whether the cause of the mortality rate is associated with the use of cannabis. The study only indicates that the use of marijuana can cause the risk of illness that may lead to death. The outcome of the study does not clearly show that heavy marijuana consumption can lead to suicide. This article fits the research question to examine whether the use of cannabis increases the risk of death.
3. What are the benefits of marijuana legalization
Grant, I., Atkinson, J.H., Gouaux, B, & Wilsey, B. (2012). Medical marijuana:
Clearing away the smoke. The open neurology journal, 6(1)
The purpose of this article is to assess whether cannabis can be recommended as a treatment in a jurisdiction where such use is legalized. The research seeks to provide evidence that marijuana needs to be authorized in treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain and nausea. The finding of the research indicates that marijuana can be use in managing nausea and chronic illness.
There is a debate between scientific evidence and political ideology concerning the benefit of using marijuana as medicine. Further research is needed to analyze the benefit of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. The research question fit the research studies in determining the benefits of legalizing marijuana medicine.
Beckett, K., & Herbert, S. (2008). The consequence and costs of marijuana prohibition. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2009). Results from the Calabria, B., Degenhardt, L., Hall, W., & Lynskey, M. (2010).
Does cannabis use increase the risk of death? Systematic review of epidemiological evidence of adverse effects of cannabis uses. Drug and alcohol review, 29(3), 318-330.
Grant, I., Atkinson, J. H., Gouaux, B., & Wilsey, B. (2012). Medical marijuana: clearing away the smoke. The open neurology journal, 6(1).