Medical Marijuana Speech

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You’re sitting in your hospital room, waiting for answers. You are holding your daughter in your arms. Her sickly pale face turns and looks at you. She struggles to recognize you and tries to make out words. Her speech is slurred and you can’t understand a word she is saying. You look into her dying eyes and wonder if this will be the last time you will ever see them. You tried everything, from blood transplants to therapy. Nothing seems to be helping, but there is one more option: cannabis oil. You’re very reluctant to try this, yet what else can you do? The cannabis oil helps her right away. The seizures and the pain stop almost immediately. Medical marijuana can save lives, and over 61% of the United States agrees (Loria). We don’t know…show more content…
in the United States for medical usage (State Marijuana Laws Map 2018). Marijuana has been used as a medical treatment for over 3,000 years (Bradford). Why stop using it now? Some reasons people are uneasy about the marijuana ordeal, is from some of the side effects. These include: mind-altering effects, the amount one uses, and consumption. Anxiety, distrust, fear, panic, laughter/happiness, and appetite are categorized into mind-altering effects. However, these symptoms are only reached when it is overused, which leads us into overdose. When overdosed, the symptoms above can occur. Another worry that people may have could be how the drug is consumed. Marijuana is commonly smoked in joints, blunts, bongs, and vaporizers. A worry for this method of consumption is that it could affect your lung function. Another form of consumption is putting it in food or drink. This method is usually used whenever a patient isn’t comfortable with smoking the drug because of the effects happening too quickly. It’s mostly put into sweets like cakes and brownies. Marijuana can also be made into tea so it can digest. One last reason why someone would be suspicious of it, is that marijuana is simply illegal, which brings us into the effects of the tribulation. One effect that marijuana legalization has had in some states is criminal activity decreasing. In states bordering Mexico, a…show more content…
Health classes are being taught around the United States in high schools. However, in these classes, marijuana is only being taught as a bad substance. The class doesn’t cover medical benefits and what it can actually do to the sick. Along with the class, the drug-free program TREND is introduced. TREND is a club that also teaches about the bad effects of drugs. Marijuana is one of the drugs they discuss. Why should TREND and health classes be educated about both sides of the marijuana issue? In order for students to be educated to their fullest, they need to know about overdose and medical benefits. They can’t form an opinion for themselves because they have only been shown one side of it. This could open up someone’s mind and make them either wanna know more or just stay away from the entire marijuana issue, depending on their opinion. The government is also stating their opinions about the marijuana issue. President Trump stated that he will not interfere with the medical marijuana laws already in place (Grinspoon). However, there are some government organizations targeting recreational marijuana businesses in California (Halper). This is being done by ending an Obama-era federal policy which kept legal marijuana businesses alive in California. By this being done, business is plummeting and jobs are being lost to this. Hundreds of job opportunities were lost to something that was legal and
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