Is it ethical for the government to give up one’s well being just for the sake of money? There are many ways for a government to earn money other than legalizing marijuana. Legalizing marijuana is an unnecessary action. Keeping it illegal is the best thing to do for the world, for the country, and for
Growing up, everyone is told to stay away from any type of drugs. Now as a kid, I didn’t really understand the reason behind that phrase and once I became an adult, I found out that there have been many controversial discussions about the use of marijuana medically lately. I believe that the government of Kuwait should give patients the right to use marijuana for medical use because many doctors have discovered that marijuana works as a great pain killer, appetite increaser, and it reduced nausea. According to WebMD (2014), “The medical community is clearly saying they support using marijuana as a potential treatment option for any number of medical problems.
Marijuana is an illegal drug in the United States of America, but why is marijuana illegal? Is it not safe? Is it addictive? Will it have a negative effect on society? The medical community is split on this issue; several studies that have been conducted on the effects of marijuana in the adult brain have been inconclusive.
According to Bernie Sanders, “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrest of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”. This argument is important because marijuana is considered a "gateway drug," which has not been scientifically proven. Many people have tried marijuana or at least know someone who has attempted to smoke weed. A person most likely does not know as much as they think they know about what it is or the effects.
Also, legal weed may even be a way to get rid of a good amount of international drug trade. American marijuana distributers have been able to make their own unique strains which could help get rid of drug trade because there would be no more reason to bring in cannabis from other counties
According to an article in The New York Times, smoking causes long-term stress levels to rise (O’Connor). In addition, Cambridge University researchers found that hospital workers were not smoking outside wards for pleasure or stress reduction but were just driven by chemical dependence. Thus, stress reduction cannot be a valid reason to tolerate smoking on hospital premises. Of course, everyone in hospitals will be offered nicotine replacement therapy and plenty of advice to minimize withdrawal symptoms and to make them feel convinced enough. Additionally, the editor of Blisstree argues
The bottom line is, smoking in public places can affect the innocent
Marijuana, morphine, heroin, and cocaine continued to be used when the Prohibition was over in 1933. In 1937, 46 states decided to ban the use of marijuana for the reason that it was dangerous and a potential drug for addiction. Fast forward 60 years, states began to legalize marijuana for medical use in the 2000s. Although there is a chance for addiction, medical marijuana should be legalized in all states because it has accumulating health benefits, is administering relief to pain, and is less threatening than most opioids and painkillers. A multitude of people who have been using marijuana for medical purposes have reported “no ill effects, and only positive, life-enhancing results” (“Is Medical”).
Marijuana Madness States around the country, more than 20 in total, have legalized medical marijuana. In 2000, Hawaii legalized the distribution of medical marijuana for Hawaii’s patients. The issue now, is whether or not the drug itself will become legalized to be used without medical consent. Many commoners, professionals, and large corporations believe it would better the lives and health for some individuals if they were able to access the drug legally. The government should repeal the ban on marijuana in Hawaii for the sake of people’s health, to treat patients, and to cure sickness.
Marijuana is a controversial topic in America leaving everyone wondering, should it be or should it not be legal? Myself, having the similar question, looked at two different viewpoints regarding the issue. Only instead of primarily focusing on strictly marijuana legalization, I chose to specifically search for legalization of cannabidiol, oil that derives from cannabis. With using cannabis oil, or any drug, there is a risk that the product will give side effects, whether good or bad. According to Professors Wayne Hall and Louisa Degenhardt, they argue the latter: that non-medicinal use of cannabis has negative effects on a person’s health.
Isralowitz here tries to look at marijuana use in a political way and presents different voices from various social organizations, offering a new perspective to indicate that there are health benefits to be had with marijuana’s use. However, the context of this article reveals a preference for marijuana legalization and a prospective shift in values of marijuana without showing solid evidences to prove Isralowitz’s
I think that doctors should give patients more information when prescribing opioids to patients. Many people that just had a painful surgery take opioids to stop their pain and then shortly get addicted after from taking the pills, I believe people would not get as tempted, and feel like it is ok to take opioids, if they knew they were highly addictive. Allen, a recovering addict, had to research her symptom to find out why she was having this temptation to take these pain killing pills when she was not even in pain. Allen’s doctor never told her about the danger of these “painkillers” but once Allen found out, she was concerned about herself, and knew she was addicted and in
The customers of cancer research will be the people who have cancer and who are receiving the treatment. As a customer they will want the researchers to be finding the best research possible to help them find a cure as quickly as possible. If the customers feel as if they aren’t being treated in the right way then they may decide to find another charity which can help them also. If customers do decide to leave then other new customers won’t be interested in Cancer research because they will feel as if they won’t get the right help they need. This may lead to cancer research getting a bad reputation.