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Legalization of Medical Marijuana in the United States
The legalization of Marijuana is a highly heated and controversial issue in the United States today. There are several medicines containing marijuana, which are produced by large pharmaceutical firms such as Eli Lilly and Bristol-Myers Squibb and are legally available in the US market. There are several states including DC that have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana. Under the Marijuana Act of 1937, the federal law still prohibits the medical uses of marijuana. The federal law can prosecute and arrest the marijuana users in those states. This situation is indefensible. Unlike conventional pain drugs, marijuana is an effective medicine to treat and cure neuropathic pain. The legalization of medical use of marijuana can bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses. Thus, the federal government should enact a law to legalize medical marijuana to treat chronic pain and other illnesses for millions of sick people in the United States.

Marijuana has many medical benefits. It can be used to help reduce the nausea and loss of appetite, relief from chronic pain, and reduce the muscle spasms. The medical research studies on pain management suggest that marijuana can benefit patients in managing neuropathic pain caused by nerve injury and in treating cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. According to Kallen Stuart, Marijuana can reduce nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite caused by the aliment itself and by various of aids medications. Based on the ongoing research studies, the prospects for cannabinoid medicines are very encouraging and promising. If FDA approves cannabinoid prod...

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...s that allow medical uses of marijuana in the United States so that many sick people can take benefit using the medicinal marijuana in treating their chronic pain and illnesses. If the federal government had legalized medical marijuana, more private and public funds would be available to researchers, scientists and doctors to conduct research studies on the medicinal uses of marijuana. Many doctors and researchers have found that marijuana can be used as effective medicine to treat patients who are sick with cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, migraine, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Even the use of marijuana has some side effects; there are significant benefits, like pain relief. Based on these facts, both federal and state governments should enact laws to legalize the medicinal uses of marijuana in America to help support and benefit millions of sick patients.
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