Those are our unalienable rights as an American.” Enoch Easter’s opinion was, “Why not legalize marijuana period? If you use it then good for you; if you don’t then that’s your decision. Some people actually might need medical marijuana for medical conditions, but hypocrites say bad things about it and try to make it seem that it’s morally wrong if you use it. If using medical marijuana or recreational marijuana is ok by your moral beliefs, then I believe you should be able to use it. It’s not the
Medically marijuana is sometimes helpful to heal patients. “Medical marijuana is the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids such as THC as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy. The Cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BC” (Amar 2). Being able to alleviate pain, marijuana is often made into anesthetic for medical purpose. It is undeniable that if one is not long-term using marijuana, he or she will not be affect that much by it.
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.
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…
Hemp varieties typically contain around a 1:20 THC to CBD ratio, where as marijuana has been bred to lower percentages of CBD and may contain a 20:1 or even higher THC to CBD content ratio. (Hemp Facts, 1997) Not only are there not high enough levels of THC to cause the psychoactive affects that “users” are looking for, but the elevated CBD content of hemp would prevent the “user” from ever achieving a “high” no matter the amount of hemp they consumed. Countries which allow industrial hemp farming have not noted problems with hemp being used as a drug. However, the United States government appears to be unwilling to face the actual facts regarding the differences between industrial hemp and
Introduction In recent years, there has been a strong pressure on state legislatures across the US to legalize or decriminalize use and possession of specified amounts of cannabis and/ or to pass laws that allow smoking of crude cannabis plant (also known as marijuana, weed, Mary Jane, pot, reefers, ganja, joint and grass) for prescribed medical purposes (so called “medical marijuana”). Advocacy groups claim that smoking cannabis is a safe and effective treatment for various psychological and medical conditions, ranging from stress and anxiety to Alzheimer’s dementia and Parkinson’s disease, even though cannabis is not approved for such use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Legalization of cannabis is the process of removing all legal prohibitions against it. Cannabis would then be available to the adult general population for purchase 90 | 109:2 |
“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
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.
In this modern world today there is a lot of controversy on the use of some pharmaceutical drugs. Many fear the danger they may impose and do not focus on the positive effects they have on society. Most of the people going against the use of some pharmaceutical drugs do not understand the full concept of how they can help many people in need and fail to see the full potential of pharmaceutical drugs. The use of medical marijuana has been a big part of this disputation, many deem it to not be necessary. Nonetheless, medical marijuana is a groundbreaking drug that should be legalized all over the united states of America for the medical benefits it has, for the potential of economic growth, and for the power it has to help decrease crime rates.
This similarity in structure “fools” receptors and allows the drugs to lock onto and activate the nerve cells. The research of the benefits of medical marijuana has verified its efficiency when applied to a variety of medical conditions. The medicinal use marijuana is well known to be of benefit in the treatment of nausea and other side effects of chemotherapy. It also helps improve the diminished appetite that patients undergoing cancer treatment experience. It lowers intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients, decrease spasticity and other neurologic symptoms in multiple sclerosis, and there is evidence that it is useful in a variety of additional medical