Medical Marijuana: America's Plant The use of marijuana, for both medical and recreational purposes, has long been a topic of much controversy. Using marijuana is seen as morally wrong by many, however to others it is seen as a plant with major health benefits. Upon first introduction to the subject it seems unclear as to why so much controversy is caused by this plant. The answer is rooted deep in America's history and to this day effects several parts of everyday American life. Marijuana policy affects Americans economically and health-wise.
Abstract: In America Marijuana has been a topic of debate for many years. Many people of society and even the national government have expressed strong against the uses of marijuana. They view Marijuana as a drug that causes people to act against rules that has been set by society. However they fail to look at the positive benefits that can come from the uses of marijuana which actually have been proven by researchers to have positive benefits when it comes to the well being of people. Even Doctor has found ways that marijuana could be of good use in the medical field.
It is just like alcohol and tobacco. It has been a controversial topic for many years. Government leaders have debated about its therapeutic use and affect on society. Some strongly believe that it should be legalized for recreational and medicinal purposes, others are against legalization, others feel decriminalizing it should be sufficient, and the rest feel that it should be strictly used for medicinal purposes. 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.
Marijuana Legalization Why is it the Best Choice for America? Marijuana, the most abused drug in America, has had a lot of publicity recently. Marijuana has caused multiple economic problems within the U.S. A controversial question has arisen from the increased popularity and troubles of this drug. The question is whether or not the U.S. government should legalize marijuana possession and sale in the country. Many Americans believe that the drug should be legalized for various reasons; others, however, are against the legalization of the dangerous drug.
Over the years its sponsor, Richard Gottfried, has amended the bill on numerous occasions. It has gone from a two and a half page proposal in 1997 to an over ten page bill in 2010. It is clear from this simple observation that there has been much controversy surrounding the legislation. The major debates within government are not over the value of the use of cannabis as medicine but over its applications, its acceptable quantities, and its regulatory institution. Some people believe it should only be prescribed to terminally ill patients; others believe that medical marijuana should be used only for “debilitating medical conditions” (an admittedly vague term, open for interpretation); yet there are still others that find medical marijuana should be prescribed to anyone that may need it for ailments ranging from arthritis to anxiety disorders to depression.
In our society, there are things that are frowned upon, and there are things that are commonly accepted. Some ideas, traditions, and customs are shunned away from acceptance. Advances in medical studies show an acceptance for products, and even herbal medicines that can do even more to help cure patients than what they have now. The legalization of marijuana is one of the highest talked about topics currently and is being heavily considered while the product is still illegal. Legalizing marijuana would bring great advances in medical opportunities, our government, and our country as a whole.
Marijuana, weed, hashish, pot, it goes by many names. Many people argue that it should be legalize because it’s no better than alcohol and cigarettes. Although these claims holds some truth, marijuana is still a dangerous drug and adding one more problematic drug into the mix will not improve America’s health and safety issues. Although marijuana has its medical benefits, using it for recreational purposes is dangerous for both us and our society. There are countless debates whether marijuana should be legalized for creational use or if it should remain illegal.
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