medical marijuana

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There are an innumerable amount of reasons as to why marijuana should be legalized. But first we should begin where it originally started and how it became illegal. It started in 1937 with the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act. The Marijuana Tax Act imposed taxes that were so punitive that they effectively outlawed marijuana (which was the goal). The Marijuana Tax Act effectively banned marijuana but it wasn't literally made illegal until the passing of the Controlled Substances Act in the 1970's. There is no solid justified reason as to why marijuana is illegal, yet someone can smoke a pack of cigarettes a day or drink themselves to slumber.
The American view on marijuana is very pessimistic. The government already feels they are bending backwards by allowing medical marijuana, but they still disagree with everything about it. The government even created the movie called “Reefer Madness” which is a 1936 movie that wanted to make people believe that when people smoke marijuana then they would become crazy. Starting from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, and descent into madness. Our government in the beginning simply wanted to dilute everyone and make racist ideas and thoughts posted with marijuana.

The first topic I am going to address on is the liberties of the American people. As an American we have certain rights and choices that are free unto us as long as it is not in direct endangerment of someone else’s health or your own. The damage done while using marijuana is minimal compared to Alcohol and any host of Prescription drugs people take on a daily basis. The assumption is that when you smoke marijuana you can become addicted. Now certainly in some cases the drug can rule someone’s life,...

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...a and over 60 unique cannabinoids. Marijuana contains a chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is absorbed through the lungs and goes into the bloodstream.
Marijuana should be legalized for medical use across the country. Marijuana has a negative stigma attached by the government and public, but is actually a natural and effective medicine. The argument about medical marijuana is starting to spread across the country like wildfire, and the topic should be addressed. Incase if it is unclear at this point I believe that marijuana should be legalized; as Daniel Tosh said “so all the potheads have nothing to talk about”. In all realness though the drug has many positive effects that could alleviate some of the pain of cancer and other tissue wasting diseases, along with helping the economy by providing jobs and a healthy income to the country.

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