Medical Marijuana Informative Speech

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Informative Speech Medical Marijuana Slide 2 Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen; My name is Shaina Hurd and I recently performed a study on the use of medical marijuana, its history, pros and con as well as the continuing debate on the subject. As you may already know cannabis, better known as marijuana, has been around for thousands of years. Originally it was better known for making thread, ropes and clothing. In early history, it was discovered that marijuana could also be used for medical purposes. Throughout the nearly three thousand years, the use of marijuana history, mentions the use of it to prevent and heal illness, ranging from discomfort to mental illness. Please follow me through the most interesting developments from ancient history to the future. Slide 3 Researchers just recently discovered endogenous, cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors, as well as the development of cannabinoid agonist and antagonists substances in…show more content…
In 2009BC the Chinese Emperor Fu His acknowledged marijuana as popular medicine, and please note that George Washington showed great interest in medical marijuana also called hemp, after growing it in his plantations for more than thirty years. Queen Victoria of England is known to have taken medical marijuana when in discomfort. Slide 5 This slide shows that marijuana extract was being sold and the University of Mississippi became the official grower of the substance. Fifty-three percent of oncologists supported prescription marijuana and even senior citizens, seventy-two percent, supported the issue. Slide 6 This last history slide reveals, that 2 pounds of marijuana were found in a 2700 year old Chinese tomb. Rules for Veterans were relaxed and Dr. Gupta finally reverses his opinion on medical marijuana. Slide 7 This slide identifies the adverse effects of marijuana use, ranging from dry mouth to hallucinations and infertility just to name a

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