Marijuana Persuasive 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…
After seeing all the opportunities, look at your daughter now. She's recovering. Her long, dark hair flows with the wind as she’s running away from you and giggling, hoping she doesn’t get caught during a game of tag. You catch up to her and scoop her up into your arms. Her little laugh sends waves of emotion through you and you realize something. It was worth it. It was worth the worry, time, and risk. It was worth the moving to another state to help her. It was worth all the phone calls, doctors appointments, and convincing. So much time, worry, and risk has been spent on something that shouldn’t be. Educate yourself. Talk to your school board about expanding health classes and educating students about both sides of the marijuana debacle. Expanding your knowledge is like tearing open the curtains on a bright morning and letting the sun flow into your room. Never be afraid of tearing open that curtain of knowledge. Your knowledge can save a
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