Specific Purpose: To inform my audience how Marijuana can help you or hurt you.
Central Idea: More Marijuana is grown in the United States than soybeans, grapes, lettuce, tomatoes and all other cash crops.
v There are many other names for marijuana.
v Marijuana is a $10 billion industry in the United States.
v Marijuana has been being use since as far back as 2737B.C.
O By 50A.D marijuana had spread from India through Western Europe.
§ It was brought to the United States by way of Mexican laborers in the 20th Century.
§ Marijuana is an Indian hemp.
O The plants are in a sticky resin that oozes from their tips and leaves.
§ The resins are produced by the pant in a reaction to the sun
§ The hotter the sun the more potent the resin will turn out.
O Tetrahydrocarrabirol also known as TCH is the most important content in marijuana.
§ The leaves of marijuana may only contain 1 or 2 %.
§ The flowering bracts may only contain 10 % or more.
§ What has to be done to the pot before it is ready to be smoked.
§ Smoking pot can cause brochettes, smaller lung capacity and abnormal changes in lung tissue.
§ Marijuana has many of the same effects to the lungs as tobacco.
§ It is used for treating pain, nausea and vomiting that are side effect of chemotherapy and restoring the appetite in people with AIDS.
§ The United States Food and drug administration made marijuana into a pill form as effective but more expensive.
§ Law enforcement said that some would use the drug to sell for profit and it will be abused as a drug.
§ Studies sponsored by the government found that marijuana was appropriated to use in some medical condition.