In 1996, California passed a medical marijuana law stating that patients in their state could grow, smoke, and obtain medical marijuana if they had a doctor’s oral or written recommendation to do so. Since then, thirty-four other states have passed legislation recognizing the value of medical marijuana. The passing of these medical marijuana laws in different states have caused some controversy between state and federal governments. Because of the current federal drug laws, federal agents are forced to prosecute and/or arrest these patients, and confiscate their marijuana even though their state laws allow them to obtain it. One particular case involved two California women who have chronic diseases, and say that medical marijuana is the only
The Ethics behind Legalizing Medical Marijuana Mary B. Allnutt Ashford University SOC 120 Steven Smith 05/13/13 The Ethics behind Legalizing Medical Marijuana As more and more states consider the legalization of medical marijuana there are some areas of concern that need to be taken into account such as: How will it be dispensed? Where will society locate dispensaries? What legal ramifications will it have for employers? But, should these concerns be placed above human suffrage that could be eased by the legalization of medical marijuana? Do members of society whom suffer from such diseases as cancer, aids, or wasting syndrome not deserve a safe and effective medical treatment to relieve the nausea, vomiting, or helps to induce appetite
Medical marijuana Ashley Doggett Kaplan College comp CM109-20 Benjamin Andrews August 8, 2010 Medical marijuana This paper will be on medical marijuana. There are studies that are either using or exploring the usage of medical marijuana. This paper will inform the reader of the states and studies that are using medical marijuana, the one state that is trying to make marijuana legal, what the FDA has to say about it, and how medical marijuana also has boosted the economy. Along with some of the side effects marijuana has on an individual person. Fifteen states have approved medical marijuana even though it is banded federally.
The Legalization of Marijuana in America The debate on the legalization of marijuana is a very big concern. Many believe that it is time for a change. Marijuana has many medical uses that can help our sick. A lot of people in America argue that it is our bodies and we should be able to put what we want in them, so if a cancer patient is going through chemotherapy he/she should have the right to use marijuana to ease his pain. They say that marijuana is not as harmful as alcohol or tobacco products so why shouldn’t it be legal?
Mohamed Alamoudi Why We Should Legalize Marijuana Many people believe that legalizing marijuana is only an issue of importance to “stoners” and other stigmatized groups in society; they couldn’t be more wrong. Marijuana is much less unhealthy than prohibition propaganda would lead you to believe. Furthermore, the government wastes vast resources on prosecuting and incarcerating nonviolent marijuana users. For these reasons, the United States should legalize and tax marijuana. The examples of the Netherlands and Portugal show that decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to “pot epidemics”.
Many people debate over whether or not marijuana should be legalized. They argue about the moral issues or moral conflicts that would arise with the legalization of it. Although there is a lot of we could say for each side, if we put aside our personal feelings and see it from the economics point of view, we would realize that legalizing marijuana would be the right thing to do (especially with the recession we are in). In this paper I will be discussing why the government should legalize marijuana by analyzing the financial costs of keeping it illegal and the financial gain we would receive from being able to tax every sale. First reason why the government should consider legalizing marijuana is because expenditures on drug enforcement would
Dispensaries in the states that recognize the ID cards will require them to be presented for the purchase of Marijuana. To avoid legal recoil for the possession, consumption, or distribution of marijuana the patient must possess a valid card. Arizona, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, and Rhode Island recognize the patient registration ID card (16 Legal Medical Marijuana States and Dc,
Moreover, for as long as we have monitored drug use, we have seen that whenever there is a decrease in the percentage of young people who perceive marijuana use as harmful, the percentage of users increases. Inevitably, legalization would suggest to young people that marijuana is not harmful -- thereby knocking down a powerful barrier to use. And even worse, because laws are rightly perceived by citizens in our democracy as the expression of national values, legalization would imply that marijuana use is an accepted -and acceptable -- social practice. For many teenagers, that would intensify the already severe peer pressure they face to use
I think we should be doing medical research on this. We ought to find out what the elements are that claim to be existing in marijuana that might help people who are suffering from cancer and nausea-related treatments." The opposition So that leads to the question what do opponents of the legalization of medical marijuana have to say on the issue? Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use it lacks FDA approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary. Additionally they claim marijuana’s addictive, interferes with fertility and impairs driving ability.