Medical Marijuana Persuasive Essay

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It is not difficult to receive access to medical marijuana. The process is simple: the user gets registered, and then they go to a dispensary. From there, the user purchases marijuana, using their card. Medical doctor Daniela Drake, who practices in Los Angelas, tested the system to see how easy it actually is to get a card. One day she was in Venice, California, where she decided to get certified for medicinal marijuana. She reports that it is very simple to get certified. She walked into the store without any medical records; from there she check off a box for insomnia. A doctor performed a brief examination on her, and then she was on her way. It took her about fifteen minutes to get certified for medicinal marijuana (Drake Web). The united…show more content…
Prohibition of marijuana should also be repealed because it is based off of racist views towards primarily Mexicans, but also African-Americans, as well as being very costly. Early in the nineteenth century, Mexicans started smoking marijuana. It became widely popular because of its hangover-free high.The practice of smoking marijuana entered to America from the Mexicans in the early twentieth century. In 1916, General John Pershing sent an a force of 12,000 soldiers into Mexico to try to find Pancho Villa, a rebel Mexican leader. When they returned from this expedition, a lot of the troops brought back marijuana to America.Another contribution to the rise in popularity of marijuana was the large increase in Mexican immigrants in the early twentieth century due to the Mexican Revolution (Lee…show more content…
Drinking can cause “shrinks in the brain, painful neuropathy, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney damage, and increases the likelihood of breast cancer, colon cancer, and stomach ulcers” (Lee 369). The main long term effect of marijuana usage is a decrease in cognitive ability over the course of several decades. It can also lead to mental behaviors such as eating disorders, anxiety, and personality disorders ("The Health and Social Effects of Non Medical Cannabis Use." web). Marijuana does not cause damage to the esophagus, spleen, digestive track, or the liver (Lee
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