It is then left up to the patient to find a medical marijuana clinic and obtain a legal medical marijuana card. Marijuana has a plethora of benefits not only to our society but more for medical purposes. In an article written by John Burnett, he discusses possible outcomes if marijuana was legalized. He states that legalizing marijuana would drop crime and addiction rates. People who are addicted to narcotics due to chronic pain, would more than likely stop using if they could legally obtain marijuana.
That avenue is to allow the states, all 50 of them to offer marijuana for medicinal purposes to those who truly need it. The government must also realize that by legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes it would be another avenue of a way to fund desperately needed programs within each state. True there are both pros and cons to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. However it appears that as far as human health is concerned marijuana for medicinal purposes is a much safer alternative for a cancer patient who deals with nausea and fatigue because of the chemotherapy that he or she is going through. If marijuana can curb the side effects than is marijuana for medicinal purposes not worth
While marijuana comes from the earth and is natural, man makes alcohol. Some would say the alcohol is worse for you because it is man made. On the other hand, moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better health and greater longevity. Marijuana has also never been linked to cause lung cancer, unlike tobacco. So the question remains to how long marijuana will be illegal, or if it will ever be legalized.
Controversy The Marijuana Controversy Dianne L. Joy Kaplan University HA545_Unit 4 Project Professor Shalah Watkins-Bailey Introduction Since considering marijuana to have no accepted medical use DC and 20 of 50 states have since then legalized the medical use of marijuana. But the issue with marijuana is that they are n sure if it actually helps patients with diseases. It is argued that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for people suffering from diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, pain, epilepsy, glaucoma and other conditions. But the others argue that marijuana is dangerous, it lacks the approval of the FDA, it is addictive, leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and
Marijuana; Not Just a Counter Culture For many people the choice to use drugs is an easy one; no, but for other people when it is a life or death situation, or their depression is great enough, they will do and try anything to help gain relief from pain. With the legalization of Marijuana, medical patients would have the ability to seek other ways of treatment via medicine. Also with the legalization of Marijuana the gateway theory would be proven false. Along with these two solid reasons why Marijuana should be legalized, the federal government would also reap astonishing amounts of revenue that could be used to pay off debts and pay into social security. Marijuana has been used for thousands of years, not always for the “high effect,” but
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?
This would not be the case if doctors and patients treat medical marijuana like any other prescription drug. If it is handled like any other prescription drug in the sense that a patient has to have a written prescription for it and it is disbursed through a pharmacy. If patients have a written prescription for it then that will also help federal agents to identify people that might be using it recreationally too. For a doctor to be able to write prescriptions for medical marijuana they should be trained on what illnesses they are allowed to write the prescription for, have testing for those illnesses to prove that those patients have an illness that is in need of a medical marijuana prescription, and have a rule stating that they are only allowed to give a prescription for medical marijuana if all other prescription options have been exhausted. If people try to make fake prescriptions for drug trafficking or their own recreational use then federal agents will be able to know what prescriptions are fake and then also who they are able to prosecute.
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
Medical Marijuana vs. Marijuana English 101 Phase 2 Individual Projects September 1, 2014 Medical Marijuana vs. Marijuana Marijuana is essentially medicinal in nature but there is recreational marijuana that has a different effect than the medical marijuana. People just categorized into medical and recreational so other people will know which one to get and not to get. It would help people Know the differences between medical and recreational marijuana seeds.
Some people think that legalizing marijuana is the only choice left. (Legalizing Marijuana) Others who disagree say that making marijuana legal will create more drug addicts and drug related crimes. (Zive, 2010) The people that want to make marijuana legal say that there is no good reason for it not to be legal. (Why Marijuana Shouls be Legal) We should have the right to make choices for ourselves as long as we are not harming others with our choice. The use of marijuana is far less harmful than other