The solution to this problem could be traced back to one medication known as medical marijuana. Medical marijuana has proven to be effective in treating illnesses, it is easily accessible, and substantially beneficial to the economy. According to the file “Issues and Controversies”, medical marijuana is an alternative medicine which is used to both treat and prevent illnesses in ways that are not currently being used in hospitals right now (Alternate). The file named “Medical Marijuana” describes this plant as being beneficial in multiple ways and having great potential in helping people all over the country. This medication has been outlawed by the government since 1990 as a Schedule I illegal drug because it was said to be harmful and addictive (Issues).
Marijuana is most well known for its use as a recreational drug. In marijuana many of the chemicals used in creating the drug version are activated as they are exposed to intense heat creating the high (Anderson, Greg). When Marijuana is used as medicine the chemicals are still there, however they are not being exposed to intense heat so the negative and damaging high is not present and the chemicals become irrelevant (Anderson, Greg). However, it is not the chemicals that are present that makes this drug have a great impact on the patients, it is the side effects. Some of the most well known side effects of Marijuana include easing pain as well as curbing nausea and increasing hunger (Anderson, Greg).
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Truly unknown to society, yet it has the ability to save lives. It has been discriminated due to historical racial issues, and one sided protection of investments. Medicinal marijuana should be legalized because it was outlawed due to corporate greed, it would be a boost to the country's struggling economy, it would help thousands of diseased people and it does not raise the crime rate in the legalized area. To begin with, marijuana has been around for thousands of years and was once a very prominent industry. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, used hemp as a material and were advocates for the use of hemp.
No matter how hard the government works in reality the marijuana plant is relatively unregulated. With many Americans already engaging in use of the drug, why is marijuana still illegal? Marijuana should be legal for both recreational and medical use. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug . People don’t harm other people to get money for it; additionally, in which people commit violent acts because of being under the influence are extremely rare.
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