Reliability of Cannabis

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Cannabis, is the world’s most famous illicit drug. Many of young adults today use cannabis for recreational purposes. Culturally, cannabis has influenced a majority of the youth to become a part of a taboo. Socially, cannabis has its impact; individuals suffer from peer pressure from their friends. The use of marijuana is less harmful than other, legal drugs, such as alcohol and tobacco. However, marijuana is the most widely used in the world; it remains illegal almost everywhere in the world. Since the past decade, there has been a large number of movements for the decriminalization, or the legalization of marijuana. Politicians, on the other hand, often refuse to take a stand on the issue. Also, in the rare instances when a politician does attempt to address the problems with prohibitionist attitudes towards marijuana, they face harsh opinion from their peers, which is a result of their fear of losing the support from their board. Cannabis is not just a drug cannabis also brings technological, health and economic benefits to the world.
When people hear the word hemp or marijuana they believe in the medical aspects but it also has a vast amount of usefulness for example; hemp is able to produce plastic and medicine it is said that one acre of hemp is to produce more oxygen than twenty-five acres of forest. One important use of cannabis is the use as bio fuel with the plant’s ability to grow in infertile soils also reduces the need to grow it on primary croplands, which can then be reserved for growing food, says Richard Parnas, a professor of chemical, materials, and bimolecular engineering(Christine Buckley). With the high demand of oil and jobs, hemp is a more reliable source a resources in addition a research from the University of Connecticut stated:
The hemp biodiesel showed a high efficiency of conversion – 97 percent of the hemp oil was converted to…...

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