Ms. Stephanie Kisow

Marijuana is a very contoversial drug, even though a large amount of people un the US consider it an illegal drug. Others consider it to be a very useful and helpful drug.
Grass, Herb, Weed, Mary Jane, Reefer, Skunk, Chronic, Ganja, and Pot are all slangs for the most illicit drug in the United States. Marijuana is simply a dry shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds and leaves from the Hemp plant Cannabis. In 1545, while arriving to the new world, European explorers first observed the cannabis plant. They found it as such a useful crop that Jamestown settlers in 1607 started its cultivation. In fact Virgina farmers were fined for not growing cannabis. George washinton, the first president of the united states had a marijuana plantation on his property. Queen Victoria used it for menstrual cramps. Now Marijuana is the most commenly used illegal drug in the united states.
Sir Richard Branson, Rick Steves, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Phelps, Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, Montel Williams, Stephen King and Arnold Schwarzenegger all used or still are using the drug Marijuana. There are so many different reasons why people use this drug. Some of the reasons why are: its calms people down/ relives stress, enhances food appetite, enhances consintration, relieves pain, helps people sleep and can also relieve menstraul cramps for women. Montel William tried every single pain killer out there, not one of which worked. they all had horrible side effects. Thats when he decieded to try Medical Marijuana. It was a sucess. Even though he was stoned 24/7 he still had managed to have his own TV show. This drug is also used to help Cancer patients with their weight gain.
Of the roughly 400 chemicals found in marijuana, THC affects the brain the most. Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC rapidly passes from your lungs into your bloodstrem, which carries the Chemical to your brain and other organs. Using Marijuana comes with some short term sides...