They argue that the dangers of drugs and can limited and controlled if drugs are made legal. This has been an ongoing issue for a long time, but recently the fact that some states have passed laws legalizing marijuana has many people choosing sides. Marijuana has been legalized for medical used only in some and completely legal in Colorado and Washington (Eliza Gray, 2013). Some believe that this is a good thing, marijuana can be used to pain
Why take 10 medicines for one problem when you can take one for 10 problems?” Dylan Davis’s opinion on the matter was, “I believe medical marijuana should be legalized since it is a herd, you can’t overdose on it. It would help our terrible economy and plus it’s proven to help medical conditions.” Jamie DeSalvo told me, “Medical marijuana should be legalized since it’s proven to help medical conditions. Besides that economy would get better from the income tax, or just from not as many arrests on marijuana charges could save thousands of dollars. It is in our own rights; life, liberty, and happiness. Those are our unalienable rights as an American.” Enoch Easter’s opinion was, “Why not legalize marijuana period?
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
Bayer's theory is that the smokeless ways are more cost efficient or will be once more Americans are accepting of medical marijuana. But even though both of these articles address topics on marijuana from a doctors point of view, their is noticeable difference in how they attempt to persuade their readers into accepting their stand point. The Harvard Mental Health Letter uses more statistics and studies, while Dr. Rick Bayer uses his own knowledge and theories. "Their are no studies showing cannabis smoking causes cancer or emphysema" as Dr. Rick Bayer quoted in his article. Bayer also stated that "Cannabis smoke contains measurable amounts of carcinogens."
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.
John Knox Anastacio, McCord 11-19-10 Humanities 1-2 The Everlasting Drug War Throughout history the poppy flower has been considered to be a gift from God. Once the 19th century arrived, scientists discovered Morphine and Heroin. Morphine and Heroin were scientific miracles at the time, but later became a curse on America. Soldiers during the Civil War did not have the medication needed in order to survive. Morphine allowed doctors to perform surgery on injured soldiers and not just amputate their body parts.
“Medical Marijuana is an Insult to Our Intelligence” This opinion piece, written by Charles Lane, starts off with the author describing how the Justice Department is dealing with people who smoke or sell pot. The article not only has statistical points but also the authors own opinion and humor. The author believes that although marijuana is a blessing for terminally ill patients, it does not have the ability to calm oneself. He explains the testing drugs must go through to meet Drug Administration to get his point through. Reading this article, I also find defense cases about medical marijuana.
Prohibition versus Legalizing Medical Marijuana The use of alternative therapy is often criticized due to the lack of scientific testing and results in a strong argument of safety and efficacy. Studies show that forty percent of the general public is using some form of Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) (Annas). Medical marijuana is also termed as alternative medicine, unconventional, complementary or integrative (Annas). The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is gaining momentum because doctors have been prescribing medicinal marijuana to treat pain, nausea, severe weight loss, and vomiting which are side effects associated with chemotherapy and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Fifteen states have approved the use of medical marijuana.
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 proper term for marijuana) Legalizing marijuana for both medicinal and recreational uses would not only help those unfortunate people with mental or physical illnesses, it would also help kick start the economy, it could reduce different varieties of crime, and it’s safer and more beneficial than FDA approved drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Long before the