Legalizing Medical Marijuana Marijuana is the most common drug in the US, which most people use illegally and for medical purposes. Some people view legalizing medical marijuana as a positive effect, than other people view it negatively. Marijuana should be legalized since the US can make a profit off of it, it’s been proven to help many medical problems, there’s no such thing as an overdose, and it can help reduce the crime rate. Twenty different states have legalized the use of medical marijuana and have laws dealing with cannabis use. The states that have legalized it are Alaska(1998), Arizona(2010), California(1996), Colorado(2000), Connecticut(2012), Washington D.C(2010), Delaware(2011), Hawaii(2000), Illinois(2013),
“In a double-blind study patients preferred Marinol over smoking marijuana 2-to-1” (Dudley 32). Marinol is a THC pill that works as marijuana does but in a smoke free form. Marinol contains a purer form of THC. The study on marinol v. marijuana shows the purer more effective form of THC is preferred to smoking weed. Despite tests done on marijuana being used for medical purposes, scientists say that smoked marijuana is not necessary for medical purposes based on other forms of treatment, like marinol, out
Dr Robert J. DeLorenzo along with other researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University discovered that natural cannabis “plays a critical role in controlling spontaneous seizures in epilepsy.” That’s only two studies that I’m naming, there happens to be a wealth out there showing that cannabis is linked to beneficial occurrences to those in need. More examples include: Depression, anxiety, Hepatitis C, Cancer, HIV, and even Morning Sickness. So, even after all of the evidence stating that cannabis even helps people in need, it’s still outlawed…
No recorded deaths have been recorded as a result of marijuana use, it is not physically addictive like alcohol or tobacco, and doctors will agree it is safer to use than most substances. These are just a few to remind you that maybe legalizing marijuana really isn’t that bad. It is important to realize that the vast majority of deaths on the drug war simply would not happen without prohibition. When drug dealers fight it out over territory and they or their neighbors are killed in the process, it is a symptom of prohibition, much as when we suffered the scourge of alcohol prohibition many years ago. Prohibition makes violence
While some do not believe the theory that drugs are used for the risk, it is an interesting way to look at the reason people do drugs. People who are pro drugs promote that drugs, such as marijuana, are used for medical use as well as recreational use, because they enjoy the effect drugs have on them. Prohibitionists state that if drugs were legalized they would be only consumed for recreational use or to escape from reality instead of dealing with issues (Marijuana Abuse, 2012). Some prohibitionists do not even believe that drugs help in medical ways. This controversial topic is one of the reasons the drug reform is such a debated movement of today.
Worry of addiction created a marijuana policy based on fear and ignorance. We now know that addiction is a disease that can be treated. Marijuana helps people who are addicted to alcohol to stop their problem drinking. Scientists have demonstrated the medical value of Cannabis. The American people overwhelmingly support the medical use of marijuana and Eighteen States have medical marijuana laws and several more are currently working on medical marijuana legislation.
The pro marijuana legalization is backed with many facts that make it the better option compared to the false assumption that marijuana is a terrible drug that only causes problems. Marijuana being legal would help the United States that is in dire need of help. Too many people still look down on the drug simply due to its false reputation. The states that have legalized marijuana have seen a change in how the drug is used. It is still in the top three drugs used around the world.
Controlled distribution of the drug in a safe, regulated environment would eliminate the black market and its associated criminality. It worked with alcohol: the mobsters are no longer in control of alcohol, and police don't get shot making alcohol raids. We should take a lesson from history and legalize marijuana to reduce violence even further (MJlegal, 2007). Marijuana's therapeutic uses are well-documented in modern scientific literature. The studies indicate that marijuana provides symptomatic relief for a number of medical conditions, including nausea and vomiting, stimulating appetite, promoting weight gain, and diminishing intraocular pressure from glaucoma.
People in south Africa, can use marijuana as a medical purpose ,if marijuana is made legal. Marijuana is known as a drug, but so is alcohol and tobacco. However, alcohol and tobacco , do not have medicinal qualities . On the other hand , marijuana does have medicinal qualities. These medicinal purposes, that benefits patients suffering from cancer , glaucoma and AIDS.
Certain Hindu sects in India used marijuana for religious purposes and stress relief. However, doctors did believe that consumption of marijuana in excess caused impotence, blindness and “seeing devils”. In modern times hemp is used for a wide variety of purposes including cordage of varying tensile strength, clothing, nutritional products and various industrial purposes. Making marijuana illegal in North America has helped create many street gangs who profit from the sale of a plant that is less harmless than alcohol and less addictive than coffee. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefit of legalization of marijuana from financial and social aspects, and also from its benefits in providing relief to many patients across the world.