by sergio magana
Recently enacted changes in law in Colorado and Washington resulted in approximately 16,000 fewer marijuana arrests in those states in 2013.
For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Success at the ballot box in the past year in Colorado and Washington may have increased Americans' tolerance for marijuana legalization.
People who use marijuana may also feel withdrawal when they stop using the drug. Advocates of legalizing marijuana say taxing and regulating the drug could be financially beneficial to states and municipalities nationwide. This drug is approved to treat nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy as well as weight loss and poor appetite in patients with AIDS. [source]
These effects can influence performance in such activities as sports, driving, and video games.
When marijuana is smoked, its effects begin almost immediately and can last from 1 to 3 hours.
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