Many states are moving in the direction to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes while a few have casted a ballot to legalize it and create revenue off of it. Legalizing marijuana should be up to the people. Decriminalizing it does not seem to be enough. This means that marijuana would still be illegal but the consequences of using it are not criminal. This still leads to corruption, drug cartels, the black market, and prohibiting the right to make choices.
According to Dr. Robert DuPont, marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug is the U.S. and around the world. Marijuana legalization is a liberal position which will give many benefits to those who are already consume it, and if marijuana is ever legalized, then “individuals rights will outnumber the needs of society” (Feder). Individual rights are important to the country too, but legalization should benefit the whole country, not only the individuals who liberally already use marijuana as an escape to their everyday life problems. Many marijuana advocates will say that it is not harmful because it is organic therefore marijuana is believed to be less harmful than the other chemically substance drugs like cocaine and heroin. Nevertheless, “marijuana has been shown to impair perception, speed of motion and accuracy in tasks” (Giannasio).
THC and marijuana promotes to relieve pain, control nausea and vomiting, and stimulate appetite in people with cancer and AIDS. Marijuana antiquated in America over the past 70+ years. Despite it includes many practical uses, medicinal and industrial, our Federal government insists on maintaining the status quo that the growth, possession and use of marijuana includes criminal despite the evidence that the legalization of marijuana retains positive influence on America. Marijuana antiquated as a harmful plant that can endanger lives and lasts as nothing more than an extra problem today’s society deals with. However, based on its economic value and medical benefits, the cannabis positives verify to outweigh its negatives with numerous other positives.
Most companies that have drug test requirements have a policy against any THC in your system, even if it is prescribed to you. Many people believe that marijuana should be legal in America for medical use. If medical weed was legal it could help many people who have glaucoma, which is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight. Marijuana helps relieve the pressure in the eyes which slows down the effect of the disease. It also reduces the size of tumors in a persons body.
This relaxed attitude toward the subject cultivates a fertile ground for open debate among members of scholarly and political communities to debate over the potential harms or benefits of legalizing cannabis as a plant that can be freely grown, possessed, bought, and sold. Those in favor of cannabis legalization cite that the reduction in law enforcement spending on the investigation, arrest, and incarceration of nonviolent marijuana offenders. Those in favor of legalization also cite that the unfettered use of marijuana as a medicinal drug could reduce the need for expensive treatments and medicines with unhealthy and addictive effects. Those in favor of cannabis legalization cite that the cultivation and sale of marijuana ... ... middle of paper ... ... diligence and temperance toward a substance that can have potentially harmful effects. References: References Al-Khayat, D. H. (1993).
Some positives are relaxation for those with medical problems relaxing. Other positive effects include killing cancer cells, helps with tourette’s, seizures, migraines, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, alzheimer’s, and many more diseases and illnesses. There is research being done on marijuana and its help on people with sickle cell. While studies agree that cannabis does not cure sickle cell, but it does reduce the pain of those suffering with the disease. Patients using medical cannabis experience better pain relief with lower doses of marijuana than major narcotics.
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