Studies show that marijuana smokers miss a lot more day of work, than non-smokers due to these symptoms. Moreover, extensive use of marijuana has been shown to be associated with mental illnesses. Chronic users have temporary psychotic brea... ... middle of paper ... ...uana>. NIH, "DrugFacts: Marijuana" National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dec.2012.
Today one of the biggest controversies in America is whether marijuana should be legalized, meaning people over the age of 21 would be allowed to purchase and have one ounce of dried marijuana in their possession. (Lavender) Some disagree but, the wonders marijuana does and would continue do for people suffering extensive illnesses is why it should be legalized; in addition to the tax revenues that would benefit Americas’ economy and the dangers of illegal drug businesses would reduce if legalized. Those who may oppose the legalization of marijuana believe that machine operated fatal accidents will increase, such as car accidents, because the bodily effects are similar to alcohol consumption. Also they believe that it is a gateway drug to worse illegal drugs like crack, heroin or meth. The reality of it is that people will continue to use drugs whether they are illegal or not.
Not only have families with young children with seizures disorders found relief and healing, but so many others suffering from anything from chronic pain to depression have benefited from this plant. Medicinal marijuana is a better, safer and sometimes more effective form of treatment than many medications prescribed by doctors today. America has had a long love-hate relationship with marijuana. Apprehension surrounding marijuana began in the 1930’s when researchers linked the plant with violence and an increase of crime. It was during the thirties that the well-known film Reefer Madness was created sending panic and fear of this plant throughout the states.
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