Endocrine Effects of Marijuana. The legalization of marijuana has been a major topic of controversy in several countries, not only in the United States.

Write 8 pages with APA style on Endocrine Effects of Marijuana. The legalization of marijuana has been a major topic of controversy in several countries, not only in the United States. The passage of a legislative bill legalizing the medicinal use of marihuana creates an intensified focus on the subject. Despite the medical benefits that the weed can bring to a patient, several people strongly oppose its general use even medically, claiming that the level of impairment it can potentially induce on a person is dangerous. However, those in favor of the legalization point out that this beneficial usage of marihuana in the medical field should be merited and given due attention to. They further argue that in fact, the use of alcohol and tobacco does not have any beneficial results either, yet their consumption is legal.&nbsp.The legalization of marijuana has been a major topic of controversy in several countries, not only in the United States. The passage of a legislative bill legalizing the medicinal use of marihuana creates an intensified focus on the subject. Despite the medical benefits that the weed can bring to a patient, several people strongly oppose its general use even medically, claiming that the level of impairment it can potentially induce on a person is dangerous. However, those in favor of the legalization point out that this beneficial usage of marihuana in the medical field should be merited and given due attention to. They further argue that in fact, the use of alcohol and tobacco does not have any beneficial results either, yet their consumption is legal.&nbsp.In the United States, the use of marihuana for medicinal purposes is known as “compassionate use” in which the drug is currently classified as a Class I controlled substance. This would mean that the substance, once found to occupy three categories is subject to strict federal regulation. These categories are a high potential for abuse, lack of an accepted medicinal purpose and unsafe use even with medical supervision (Brown and Dobs 2002). Although these arguments seem to have good grounds, this paper posits that marihuana should not be legalized in the United States.&nbsp.
Reasons Why Marijuana Usage Should not be Legalized Marihuana should not be legalized in the United States because of the adverse physical effects it induces on the user, whether the substance is purportedly used for medical purposes or not. Prolonged usage of the marihuana substance causes negative effects on the body. Among these are the effects on reproductive hormones in males. There have been conflicting human studies investigating the effects of cannabinoids on reproductive hormones. Studies show that lower testosterone levels were reported in chronic marihuana users while acute decreases in both LH and testosterone occur after one smokes it (Brown and Dobs 2002, p. 91s).&nbsp. In one study, it was found out that heavy chronic users have similar testosterone levels compared to casual users of the substance. Likewise, marihuana can cause direct effects on the testes. Abnormal sperm morphology is one of the negative effects of the substance in chronic smokers. Studies suggest that infertile men should discontinue casual usage of the substance because of this finding (Brown and Dobs 2002, p. 93s).&nbsp.
 
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