Everyday patients are visiting their doctors in a desperate search for help with their problems, some physical and some psychological. Far too often in today’s troubled society a doctor is quick to hand their patient a prescription for a powerful and potentially harmful substance. The prescriptions could include drugs such as benzodiazepines for psychological problems and epilepsy, or opioids for pain. Both of those substances can have substantially dangerous and adverse effects and could lead to addiction and even death. Marijuana is a much safer and more naturally occurring substance that can be used for all of the previously listed purposes. The federal ban on medical marijuana should be lifted so that patients can have access in all states in the US.
Back in the early twentieth century, marijuana was mainly used for medical purposes in the US. Now, both it 's recreational and medical use is increasingly being consumed by the population and the tendency is to continue increasing. Much has been said about the use of marijuana as a solution to different health problems, and although not everything that is said is true, it cannot be ignored that marijuana can help in the treatment of some cases of adult patients.
Though it is illegal in most countries, Marijuana/Cannabis is one of the most used drugs worldwide. In recent years however, new medicinal findings, as well as a large group of recreational users have pushed for the legalization of the drug. By already legalizing the drug, Western Australia and a few American states have paved the way for other “western” countries to continue in their path. The introduction of medical marijuana as a significant pharmaceutical requirement for certain conditions has also helped normalize marijuana for many individuals. Currently in Canada the legalization of marijuana is up for debate, with two of the three major political parties in the current election, advocating for its legalization. This legislation
The movement for marijuana legalization cannot afford to be ignored because masses of people pushing for its legalization have acquired a massive amount of leverage in technology. Previously, it was possible to ignore marijuana protagonists by giving them media blackout or ignoring calls for legalization in different parts of the country (BOSCHERT, 2010). Today, marijuana legalization debate is all over the social media and information regarding its safety is not a preserve of the few as has been the case before. In the background of that, the federal government and the anti-marijuana campaigners have a responsibility to explain to the population with facts as to why marijuana should or should not remain illegal or in some cases why it is not decriminalized (legalization of possession not exceeding specified amounts). With many in the United States looking at Vermont, California, Colorado, and Washington, the marijuana debate should now take the forefront in government legislation and the true picture established based on survey and scientific
Imagine having an incurable disease and no way to cope with the pain, well this is the case for many Americans and their problems can be solved with marijuana. Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado it has decreased the amount of opioid related deaths. Medical marijuana has many great attributes such as its ability to safely and effectively help people with symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and epilepsy. There are many non smoked ways to consume marijuana, such as in cooking oils, butter, foods, and from vaporizers. If the marijuana is regulated by the FDA it will be safer because there is no chance of it being laced with anything. The human body can only overdose on synthetic marijuana so not to say it 's harmless , but it is less dangerous than other drugs or even cigarettes. In 2017, Colorado made $247,368,473 on marijuana tax let alone all the tax on products related to ingesting marijuana. I believe marijuana should legalized , but regulated in smaller amounts and have a tax to help support the state. This information was gathered from https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/ and https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/revenue/colorado-marijuana-tax-data.
Starting from the beginning, I will tell you what marijuana - also called grass, ganja, pot, and various other slang terms - is. Marijuana comes from the Indian hemp plant and is the greenish-brown mixture of the dried flowers of cannabis sativa. When I was younger I used to believe that speaking positively about Marijuana, makes you look like a bad personage or either worse, a criminal. This opinion was based on the false information media produced and on the government laws of my country. However, by enhancing my knowledge, I have decided that cannabis offers so much to humanity, that not only it has many benefits, it has to be legalized. The beneficiary development of the economy, the helpful cannabis medicine and the reduction of the criminality
Marijuana, also known as Cannabis, is derived from the Cannabis plant and is used commonly for either recreational or medical purposes. Marijuana is composed of chemicals such as tetrahydrocannabinol (HTC, and over eighty cannabinoids. Marijuana is acknowledged for providing smokers with a “high” feeling. Since the twentieth century, this illicit drug has been banned across the world. However, over the past few years studies have been conducted on marijuana and the results show that it can actually be helpful in many different areas of society. The legalization of marijuana has widespread benefits for the medical, law enforcement, and economic sectors.Marijuana has a variety of benefits in the medical field because it can control many side effects from different diseases. For instance, cancer is a deadly disease that kills over seven million people across the world every year. Patients diagnosed with cancer go through several painful treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy. Thankfully, marijuana helps to alleviate pain and suppress nausea from cancer treatments. Moreover, it has been proven to prevent cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. According to Business Insider, cannabidiol (CBD),
Over the last 18 years, 23 state governments have legalized marijuana, taxonomically known as cannabis sativa, for medicinal use. Voters in these states have declared that the federal government has scheduled marijuana inaccurately, in that cannabis has many medical uses. Medical professionals in these states prescribe marijuana as a treatment for ailments ranging from insomnia and muscle pain, to post traumatic stress and epilepsy. But recently, we have seen a shift in marijuana reformation movements throughout the country. Since 2012, the electorate in 3 states and Washington DC have decided that marijuana should also be legalized for use as a recreational drug, to be sold, regulated, and taxed in a manner similar
An issue that is hotly debated in today 's world is if marijuana should be legalized in the United States or not. Evidence collected from the state points to the fact that marijuana should not be legalized. First and foremost, marijuana should not be legalized because it is a gateway drug, which means that it leads users to other dangerous drugs. Furthermore, minors could get their hands on marijuana, leading to it disrupting their brain growth. Finally, marijuana would increase safety issues for the state, because it affects the way people 's CNS(central nervous systems) works.
However, the consumption of marijuana induces an increase in cannaboids which then cause the natural cannaboids and cannaboids from marijuana to fire at the same time. This magnifies the effect the chemical has on the brain, producing a high feeling. Though, at the time Lewis consumed the drug, marijuana was not legalized; therefore, he went from feeling an incredible high which relieved his stress and depression to ending up arrested, placed in a cell, then being served with six months of probation. It is important to recognize a few things from his experience. Firstly, he was a teenager when he first tried the drug and secondly, there were laws which prohibited its use. Therefore, this paper will focus on the frequent use by the teenage population, its risks, the law, and the debate on the legalization of
The War on Drugs has been a long battle between the government and drugs in the United States. Legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes can have a great impact on society and legalizing marijuana for recreational use can have a much larger impact. Some people believe that legalizing marijuana would do more harm than good; but this is not the case. In this essay, I will be arguing for the legalization of marijuana because it reduces the stats for the number of criminals, it saves taxpayers money, it strengthens the economy, it is beneficial to health, and it is less harmful than other drugs, along with countering the common misconception of marijuana as a gateway drug for teenagers its abuse.
In the first 6 months of 2015, Colorado pulled in 60.7 million dollars in marijuana taxes. Some people argue that cannabis should not be legal because it is no better than any other drug. Doctors prescribe Xanax, Oxycontin, Adderall etc. even though they are highly addictive and it is possible to overdose on them. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response. Therefore, it would be virtually impossible to overdose on cannabis; this instantly makes marijuana safer than most prescription drugs.
Millions of people around the world are consumers of marijuana. The demand for legalizing marijuana has grown throughout the years. Users of marijuana pledge for it to be legalized to avoid the prison life. For now, marijuana is an illegal drug in almost all countries. With the demand of it increasing, the legalization of marijuana has grown to be a very controversial topic recently. This subject has been debated numerous times over the past few years. People’s points of view and researches about the topic have varied greatly. Some people believe that marijuana should be legalized, while the rest feel should stay prohibited.
Marijuana can provide various help benefits in people that have diseases that control their lives. One of these being epilepsy, with which cannabis greatly helps the lives of the people who suffer from this. One of the main components in the plant derived drug is CBD, which can lead to seizure reduction.“A marijuana derivative, cannabidiol (CBD), was found to be beneficial in the treatment of severe epilepsy in a 2017 large-scale, randomized clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Almost 40 percent of study participants experienced a significant reduction in seizures” (Zimmerman). Many people are affected
Recently the use of medical marijuana has become a very controversial topic among the community and government. Marijuana has a stereotype with hippies and drug offences, often leading to its medical benefits being overlooked consequently marijuana is only rarely given to patients with extreme conditions. It is not being used efficiently as well as not being used to its potential. Several states in Australia still consider the use of medical marijuana a prohibited act and the few states and territories that don’t prohibit the drug only allow the use for medical conditions. However, it is very restricted regarding who can access the medicine. Being a new topic there are very few philosophical events that relate to the use of medical marijuana, however, the philosophical theory of Utilitarianism can still be applied.