Bcom 275 Article Rebuttal

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Article Rebuttal

William Nieves


September 23, 2013

Lileen Coulloudon

Article Rebuttal

The article was written 2012 describing all reasons why marijuana is good for a person. Now to start, it would be much to say that these are all the reasons why marijuana is good for a person. How can one article or author claim that these are all the reasons when there may be more or may be less? There is one way to show that the author is heavily bias and is only focusing on his or her point of view when it comes to marijuana use. The author claims that lung capacity is not affected by the use of marijuana. “Researchers looking for risk factors of heart disease tested the lung function of 5115 young adults over the course of 20 years” (Astaiza, 2013). Now this study is flawed because there is only 20 years of data. The author also fails to mention how much marijuana use was going on. What if the young adult uses marijuana in excess of five times a day? Failing to list how much use does not make the information provided in the article reliable.

Another flaw that makes the authors statement on how all the reasons are listed would be that he or she only lists certain information in regards to marijuana helping with medical issues. The author clearly avoids mentioning any negative side effects from marijuana use. The author actually seems to only focus on the good which in turn ruins his or her credibility as well. Another statement made by the author is that “It's better for your lungs than tobacco” (Astaiza, 2013). The problem with this statement is that the author clearly does not provide research for this statement. If the author did his or her research, then it would become apparent that there are several risk factors when it comes to the lungs. “One study found that people who smoke marijuana frequently but do not smoke tobacco have more health problems and miss more days of work than nonsmokers, mainly because of respiratory illnesses” ("Drug...