The grounds for decriminalizing marijuana in all these states are that marijuana has medical uses. Despite getting what could be termed as victory when marijuana for medical use is legalized, the proponents of the legalization of marijuana are still fighting for complete legalization of marijuana. Armed with reasons why marijuana
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
Another compromise is the decriminalization of marijuana; if someone is to be in possession of less than one ounce then it is just a misdemeanor. Though prohibitionists are still pushing to keep all harmful drugs illegal and pro drug supporters are still aiming for more laws to be passed legalizing drugs. Neither side is done fighting for their cause. In the 1920’s the eighteenth amendment establishes the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. This was a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages (Eighteenth Amendment).
Gonzales v. Raich The case was about a patient who used marijuana for medical purposes that was recommended by her physician. In the state of California under their laws it’s permitted. California passed an act called the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 which permits people who live in California may use marijuana for medical purposes; Raich claimed that Gonzales and the courts violated the control substance law when the local police the DEA and the FBI raided her home and destroyed her plants so Ms. Raich hired an attorney and sued Gonzales as well as the Administrators of Drug Enforcement Administrations; however the appellate court found that the patient did not demonstrate that she would likely succeed in obtaining injunctive relief. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction but the plaintiffs appealed the decision. The Courts of Appeals which was vacated and the case were remanded for further proceedings.
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.
Groupe Roussel-Uclaf has announced its intention to distribute RU-486 in the US. There are only two modes of legitimate entry to the market: drug approval through FDA or qualification under an importation exemption for “life-saving” medications. If made available in the US, RU-486 will make abortion more accessible, a trend which runs counter to the Republican’s pro-life platform and the administration’s desire to eliminate use of federal monies for abortion-related activities. A Republican appointee, FDA Commissioner Young must prevent RU-486 from entering the market. He can do so by employing regulatory tactics such as exercising authority, traditional bureaucratic “red tape,” and anti-abortion regulations; codifying these decisions, hence
ENG.110: Rhetorical Compare and Contrast 25/02/2012 Evidence or Empirical Knowledge Its time to get rid of some of the haze and befuddled ideas surrounding medical marijuana and get down to some clear, logical thinking. According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter, "Medical Marijuana and the Mind" the movement to legalize medical marijuana needs more research scientifically about how the drug affects the brain and whether it might be useful in treating psychiatric disorders. This publication by the Harvard Medical School states that their is not enough evidence to recommend medical marijuana as a treatment for any psychiatric disorder. On the other hand, Dr. Rick Bayer's article "Physicians' Perspective Medical Cannabis Update: Smokeless Marijuana" most Americans support marijuana, if used medically, and want ways to not smoke the plant because of the cancer causing carcinogens in the smoke itself. Bayer's theory is that the smokeless ways are more cost efficient or will be once more Americans are accepting of medical marijuana.
Heroin was introduced as a cough medicine and was also used to help cure Morphine addiction (“Prescription Painkiller History”). Heroin actually is morphine. Once Heroin reaches the liver it turns into morphine but doctors didn’t realize it. Many members of Congress kept trying to engineer a way to ban drugs because technically the government cannot ban drugs completely. The first step to banning drugs was the Pure Food and Drug Act.
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.
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.