Shalom, Jonathan 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2017
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1 US CA: Edu: OPED: Up In Smoke: Legalizing MarijuanaTue, 21 Feb 2006
Source:New University (CA Edu) Author:Shalom, Jonathan Area:California Lines:78 Added:02/20/2006

Grass. Weed. Cannabis. Ganja. You can visualize what I'm going to be talking about at this point. Growing up, your parents instilled in you all the negatives associated with the drug, but do the negative aspects of legalizing marijuana really outweigh the positives?

Numerous studies have documented the negatives of getting high off of weed. Scientists claim that aside from marijuana's weak association with depression and anxiety, it can cause brain deterioration of "critical life skills" over time.

The same study further finds that marijuana users impair their ability to memorize and organize information, ultimately functioning at a "reduced intellectual level." Funny, since half of the people I meet hourly already function on a "reduced intellectual level," and they don't even smoke marijuana.

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