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The Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

- The use of medical marijuana (slang: Acapulco gold, ace, bhang, cannabis, hash, dope, ganja, grass, weed, hashish oil, hemp, home-grown, honey oil, indica, Jamaican roach, sativa, sinse, sinsemilla, tea, weed oil) has a been a major topic of debate for countless years. People all around the United States have seen propaganda of some sort regarding the legalization of marijuana. For example, with the ongoing discussion of legalization throughout the states, it’s abruptly mentioned in the news, everyday conversations, school topics for debate, and within stories of social media....   [tags: medical conditions, treatment]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Medical Purposes

- The question on whether or not marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes is becoming quite the talk. Legalizing medical marijuana would be important and even life changing for those who could really use it. When learning about the legalization of medical marijuana, it’s always best to know the background information, how it can lead to many solution, and how it can cause issues in society. As stated, centuries ago hemp was grown on Mount Vernon by George Washington (Sides). Marijuana seeds can be traced all the way back to 3000 B.C in Siberia which shows that it has almost always been around....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Medical cannabis]

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized For Medical Purposes

- The history of marijuana as a harmful drug has been dominant for so long that many people have had trouble accepting its medicinal effects. Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes. Legalizing medical marijuana would benefit millions of people throughout the country. If it is properly controlled and regulated, this prior illegal substance can become one of America 's most helpful medications. Not only will it help in medically wise, but it can also help with our government control. Through countless amounts of research and personal understanding, it has proved evident that marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes....   [tags: Pharmacology, Prescription drug, Medical cannabis]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal For Medical Purposes

- Is it possible for an illegal drug to be deemed as legal for medical purposes. This is the case for Marijuana. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is an preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. When people hear the word “marijuana”, they think of drugs, ruined lives, and addicts. Although marijuana does have a good side, that side being used for its medicinal properties. Medical marijuana has the potential to become a natural alternative drug to alleviate pain from many common diseases in this day and age....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Multiple sclerosis]

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Animal Testing For Non Medical Purposes

- Have you ever had the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5-20% of the US population contracts this illness each year ("Key Facts about Influenza (Flu) & Flu Vaccine.") Isn’t it nice that there are vaccines available to prevent this illness, as well as many others. Well, before animal testing, this was not an option. Animal experimentation is a colossal controversy in today’s society among both scientists and citizens in general. Countless amounts of people argue that it is unmoral to test products of any kind on animals, while many others argue that animal testing is just about the only way to discover new medical or other unique breakthroughs....   [tags: Animal testing, Medical research, Animal rights]

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The Types Of Cloning For Medical Purposes

- A topic that has gained much momentum in the field of science and that has sparked many people 's minds is cloning. The idea of being able to clone One’s self is quite interesting to many people in the world. Now scientists are proposing to use it for medical purposes instead of just for the recreational purposes. However, some among our population fear that we are playing God and are ushering in the apocalypse by crossing over into this field. The Bible is quite clear on the subject that God created Man in his own image and that he breathed life into them....   [tags: Cloning, Human, Somatic cell nuclear transfer]

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Legalizing Marijuana For Medical Purposes

- Marijuana for medical purposes use has been used for thousands of years for many of the same reasons it is used today. Marijuana is even mentioned in the bible. The plant was first cultivated in North America by the settlers of Jamestown. The first state to outlaw marijuana was Massachusetts in 1911 It wasn’t until 1937 that marijuana became illegal in the United States; many people claim it was for economic gain. In 1978 New Mexico became the first state to recognize the medical properties of marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabinoid]

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Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes

- Legalizing Marijuana for medical purposes would be beneficial for patients and their families, and should be one of the top priorities in the advancement of medicine. As the daughter of a deceased cancer patient, I have seen first hand the effects of chemotherapy, and how marijuana can be helpful in the comfort and recovery of a patient. Not only cancer patients can benefit, but many other patients of debilitating diseases. Studies prove that this non-toxic alternative can be far more effective and less harmful then many standard medications....   [tags: natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs]

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Legalizing Marijuana For Medical Purposes

- The issue over the legality of medical marijuana came to the fore once again with the passage of Proposition 215 in 1996, effectively making California the first state in the country to legalize marijuana for medical purposes (Bearman 1). Ten years later, the issue has gone even further in regard to the fact that marijuana is becoming legal medically and recreationally. Furthermore, states all over the country have been taking legalization into consideration; however, there is a very fine line between the federal and state government....   [tags: Cannabis, Legality of cannabis by country, Hashish]

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Marijuana for Medical Purposes

- Pot, grass, wacky ‘baccy, devil’s grass, peace tobacco, or hippie’s lettuce are some of the many names for marijuana, but with all jokes aside, should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes. This question has been on the controversial table for many years but now it is in the spotlight more than ever. This argument is becoming more of an up roar because the U.S. Congress is debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. Medical marijuana has a great amount of benefits and may be better than other alternative medicines, but does have some risk factors....   [tags: pot, legalizing marijuana]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal For Medical Purposes?

- The public 's opinions on the legalization of marijuana has changed dramatically over the years. Of the public, 84% were against the legalization in 1969, while only 12% were in favor of its legalization. In recent surveys it has been found that around 53% of Americans are in favor of the legalization of marijuana whereas 44% oppose it. There has been twenty states, in total, that have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes only. Throughout the United States, there have been laws passed involving the use of marijuana, recently Nevada, California, and Massachusetts have passed these laws allowing for both medical and recreational use of marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Law, Recreational drug use]

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Should Animals Be Used For Medical Purposes?

- Animals benefit humans many ways; food sources, entertainment, and cosmetic testing are all examples,one of the most important is through medical research and experimenting. In the past dogs have aided to our discovery of insulin, monkeys have helped us find the vaccine for polio, and mice have helped us discover the vaccine for rabies. Today pigs are used in some cases for skin grafts for burn victims. But should have we done this and should we continue. Although these advancements in medicine by use of animals has benefited humans, many people still oppose the use of animals for these purposes....   [tags: Animal rights, Ethics, Animal testing, Suffering]

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Cloning Should Not Be Allowed For Medical Purposes

- Today, there has been a lot of debate over whether or not scientists should clone humans and animals. Some people believe that cloning will benefit society, while others believe that it will cause detrimental effects. This paper will discuss the information collected on the issue and how it is addressed. It will introduce the history behind the practice of cloning, what things have been cloned so far, and the processes that scientists use to clone animals and humans. Also, the paper will examine the possible benefits and consequences that cloning will create in society....   [tags: Cloning, DNA, Human cloning, Gene]

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Types Of Drugs Used For Medical Purposes

- There are many different types of drugs used for medical purposes that are controversial. One of those highly debated issues would be vaccines. The United States typically vaccinates children from birth to six years old with: Chickenpox, Diptheria, Hib, Hepatitis A and B, Flu, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Polio, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Rubella, and Tetanus. According to Webster’s dictionary, to vaccinate someone means: “to inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity against infectious diseases.” So if vaccines are used to protect us against serious and deadly diseases why would someone object....   [tags: Vaccination, Immune system, Vaccine]

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Marijuana Should Be Legal For Medical Purposes

- Marijuana is a cannabis drug that may be used for medical purposes. It was used to soothe malaria and constipation in many Asian countries including India and China (Ashton). It has the capability to relieve the pain of a serious sickness like malaria as well as a common every day stomach sickness like constipation. Marijuana has also been used therapeutically for the common disease asthma (Ashton). It “exert[s] a bronchodilator action on the small airways” therefore allowing a person to breathe better (Ashton)....   [tags: medical marijuana should be legal ]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal For Medical Or Non Medical Purposes?

- “High Profits” on Netflix is an eight-episode series showing a startup business in Colorado just as marijuana for non-medical reasons became legal. A management class had us view a clip from one episode as an example of challenges encounter with each startup business. Although it was not an assignment, I watched all eight episodes and found it to be informative from both the business perceptive and legalizing marijuana. Viewing this made me realize how difficult starting a business can be with issues of communication, product management, and managing employees....   [tags: United States, U.S. state, Cannabis]

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Medical Purposes

- ... As the intensity grew with each seizure, so did the bafflement of renowned doctors. They held no answers for the Figi family, and so Charlotte’s parents decided to leave their home and travel to Colorado where the first medical marijuana treatments were being held. After a six-month struggle to obtain the needed requirements, Charlotte was dosed with a single drop of medical marijuana oil. The results were breathtaking. That very same day, her 300 seizures had dropped to 0. The week continued with this treatment, and the results remained the same....   [tags: Charlotte's Web Bill, stopping child seizures]

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Tobacco : Tobacco For Medical And Religious Purposes

- In the beginning of the tobacco regime Native American used tobacco for medical and religious purposes. In the B.C. Era tobacco plants naturally grew in North and South America. It was not until Christopher Columbus received tobacco leaves from Native Americans that tobacco made its way to Europe. Europeans brought this plant into Europe and grew tobacco throughout the country with the belief that it can cure many diseases. Tobacco was valued highly like if it was currency that it was used to help finance the American Revolutionary War....   [tags: Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Cancer, Nicotine]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Medical Purposes?

- Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes. Marijuana has been used extensively as a medical remedy for more than five thousand years. In the early 1900s, medical usage of marijuana began to decline with the advent of alternative drugs. Injectable opiates and synthetic drugs such as aspirin and barbiturates began to replace marijuana as the physician's drug of choice in the twentieth-century, as their results proved to be more consistent than the sometimes erratic effects of the hard-to-dose potencies of marijuana (Grinspoon)....   [tags: Weed Drugs Marijuana Essays]

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Pros and Cons of Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

- Pros and Cons of Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes Drug use among teenagers has doubled since the year 1992. Marijuana is undoubtedly the most popular; the quantity has risen, the price is cheaper, and more people are tempted to start. Illegal drug use and drug related crimes have killed 20,000 Americans yearly (Eldredge). Congress voted on the suggestion to legalize marijuana mainly for medical purposes and their votes concluded 310- 93 against the idea. Nevertheless, out of 100 Americans surveyed on that same concept, 93% of them were for legalization (Schmid)....   [tags: Papers]

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Medical Records Serve Many Purposes

- Medical records serve many purposes. Immediate access for facilities to get current patient medical records in any place in the world is very important. As we probably all know the facilities which are responsible for keeping Medical Records are small doctor offices, hospitals or laboratories. Often the patient does not have chance where to heal, because the disease can surprise anyone at any time and place. That why right now more medical records are saving electronically, what can help for patient in every part of the world....   [tags: Health care, Patient, Health care provider]

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Purposes of Medical Marijuana

- Many people are against marijuana and others are for medical marijuana. This article is about the medical uses of marijuana (cannabis), and why marijuana should be legalized for medical use. The cannabis plant has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years across many cultures. Smoking marijuana has its good and bad side but really it should be use to help the sick patients around the world. For example, smoking marijuana has many affects and can lead to memory loss but medical marijuana can cure cancer patients....   [tags: Opinion, Depression, Drug]

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The Benefits Genetic Engineering for Medical Purposes

- Genetic Engineering has developed by very rapidly over the past twenty years. It is also one of the most controversial topics to go through the United States. From the research gene therapy to the cloning of different animals, genetic engineering can save lives while at the same time, endanger them as well. There are many pros and cons which are being heavily debated by political, scientific, and many other organizations. Most are centered on the idea of using Stem cells as a way of curing diseases....   [tags: Genetics]

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Should Human Cloning be Permitted?

- “The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them”; these are the views of a US representative, Ken Calvert. Humans have been cloning plants and small animals like invertebrates since centuries but the idea of human cloning is controversial and a topic of discourse. Human Cloning refers to the asexual production of a human being from an ancestor to which it would be genetically identical....   [tags: Reproductive Purposes, Medical Research, Clones]

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Should Marijuana Legalized?

- ... First, I believe it is not only the government’s mandate to bulwark their people from such things, but is withal in their best interest to keep their population away from this harm. I believe this is a case where the government does have the right to interfere with the situation. Why do I believe it will be in their interest. This is simple, the more drug addicts the higher healthcare costs, the more impuissant the work force will become and the perpetuated internationally perceived taboo of a now legalized drug market will just increase....   [tags: drug utilization, illegal drugs, medical purposes]

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Increasing Use of Medical Marijuana

- Increasing Use of Medical Marijuana Problem/Solution In this paper I am writing about the increasing use of medical marijuana. And with the states legalizing this drug for medical purposes it is a wonder why people don’t care to realize that it is still very illegal under federal law for any use. The research is based on the states of Washington and Rhode Island petitioning the federal government on reclassifying marijuana as a drug that is accepted with medical uses, saying they want to regulate this distribution without putting any type of risk for federal persecution....   [tags: legalizing marijuana, medican purposes]

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Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use

- ... Even some vets are turning to marijuana to treat illnesses. Even though not many dispensaries have PTSD as a illness eligible for a medical marijuana green card, they are still finding legal and illegal ways to get weed. VICE magazine shared a story about war vets who turned to marijuana to help cope with PTSD. Jeremiah Civil and Christian Slater are both veterans of the Iraq War and saw things that left them with deep emotional scars. Christian Slater says “When I smoke, it makes my brain slow down enough to deal with all of the shit out in the world....   [tags: purposes, patient, doctor, states]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized Or Not For Any Kind Of Purposes?

- One of the most popular controversial topics nowadays is whether the use of marihuana should be legalized or not for any kind of purposes. Numerous studies have been made to prove if this drug could be harmful or beneficial to the human body in a certain quantity or situation, and as many things in life, this particular drug has its advantages and disadvantages. Marihuana should be legalized, taking into an account that it brings many benefits to its user such as medical use, relaxation, it is a less harmful substance than the current legal drugs and it will lower the social costs of its prohibition....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Psychoactive drug]

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The Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

- The legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes has become an increasingly controversial topic, with many different issues on which people have many different opinions. There is opposition to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes because it has the potential to be used incorrectly, however it is also considered that there is the potential for marijuana to be used in relieving the suffering of many seriously ill patients. Marijuana has been used by people for thousands of years to provide relief from many different serious medical problems....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Drugs Papers]

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized For Medicinal Purposes

- Attention getter: Do you suffer from pain, migraines, eating disorders or other sicknesses. If so, you may want to consider marijuana as a treatment. Central Idea: Marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes. Significance to the audience: This is important to all of use because many of us are misinformed about marijuana and are unaware of its beneficial properties. Preview of main points: Today I will tell you about why marijuana should be legalized. Body: I. What exactly is marijuana....   [tags: pro medical cannabis essay]

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Medical Marijuana: A not so new form of medical treatment

- Marijuana usage for the purpose of medical treatment has been a debated issue in many states and Countries around the world. The United Kingdom and Canada have both adopted laws that are directed at protecting patients and doctors from prosecution due to possession and usage of marijuana for medical purposes. Australia has passed laws, but has not put them into effect, and the United States has not made any allowances, leaving marijuana in the same category with other illegal drugs and allowing for prosecution if a person is found to be growing, possessing or using marijuana, regardless of the reasons....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare

- Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare As I sat listening silently outside the hospital room, there lay an elderly man, clad in his hospital gown, crying in pain as he battles his severe kidney cancer. His daughter nervously paces around the room, as she is faced with a decision of whether to go with the doctor’s choice of giving her father the prescription of medical marijuana for treatment. The doctor enters the room, asking for the decision, so he can start treatment. The daughter struggling with the decision between using a substance abusing drug to help lessen her father’s pain, or request some other potent drugs with harmful side effects....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Legal

- There are many people in the United States that use Medical Marijuana whether it is legal in the state they live in or not. There are thousands of people that cannot use medical marijuana due to it being illegal. Many people are using prescription pills and do not know the dangers of the medicine they are taking. Marijuana is not thought of as a helpful drug due to the fact that people think it is dangerous, however it can help ease the pain of many illnesses such as cancer. There has never been a report of someone overdosing on Marijuana, but many people die every year from overdosing on prescription drugs like Hydrocodone, Percocet, Xanax, and other pain relievers....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Medical cannabis]

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The Current Status of Medical Marijuana

- In the year 2008, Michigan voted in the use of marijuana for medical purposes. I will be exploring two papers, the first is Prohibition Works: Keeping Marijuana Illegal, the second is Legalization of Marijuana. In the paper Prohibition Works the author discusses numerous reasons marijuana should be kept illegal, and the second paper Legalization of Marijuana the author makes many valid points on why marijuana should be legalized for medical use. Michigan now joins 15 other states that have passed laws for consumption of marijuana for medical purposes....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Imagine owning a resource that can relieve one’s trouble. This resource can provide help to individuals who need it and much more. Although this resource can provide a solution for many problems, imagine the state of Florida continually prohibiting citizens from using it. Medical marijuana establishes itself as that neglected resource. Medical marijuana continually demonstrates itself as a necessary alternative to the drugs supplied by pharmaceutical companies. Why let someone constantly suffer....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Medical cannabis]

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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana

- Medical marijuana would have been helpful to my family-if it had been legalized in the state of Nebraska. Why is marijuana not legal in the state of Nebraska if it has been proven to help others in other states. The benefits of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes outweigh the cons. Many other states have recognised the benefits of legalizing medicinal marijuana. Marijuana has been proven to help conditions such as cancer, seizures and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (A.D.H.D). Medical Marijuana is also proven to be safer than the use of prescription drugs....   [tags: Legalizing Medical Marijuana ]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- In the 1970’s, marijuana was allocated in a Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. They considered it to have "a no accepted medical use." Since then, 25 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana (The United States Congress 1970). Medical marijuana is the use of a whole unprocessed marijuana plant. It is also a basic extract towards treating diseases or symptoms. Some pros of medical marijuana are: it treats glaucoma, reverses the carcinogenic effects of Tobacco, and controls Epileptic Seizures.The Medical marijuana has not been recognized by some U.S....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Medical cannabis]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- On July 8th, 2011 “"...in a decision announced Friday the federal government ruled that [marijuana] has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. The decision comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis...” (procon.org). The debate about medicinal marijuana has occurred for years in the United States. Though research provides substantial evidence that marijuana is medically significant, the federal government seems to turn a blind eye....   [tags: Arguments for Medical Marijuana]

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal?

- Marijuana is a psychoactive drug that is mainly used as an illicit drug and for medicinal purposes. It I said to be the most commonly used drug worldwide today. Its legalization has been a topic of contention among many with both sides giving strong reasons about their stand. Due to its psychoactive effect, the drug has been legalized in many nations except for a few who have legalized it for medicinal purposes. The question is should medicinal marijuana be legalized. Yes, medicinal marijuana should be legalized in order to save lives that are being lost, yet something can be done....   [tags: medical conditions, pain relief]

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Medical Marijuana Home Delivery

- Herbal Remedies Home Delivery Cannabis usage for medical purposes has grown in popularity amongst society, patients, and doctors alike. The marijuana industry is an industry that is relatively new and lots of opportunities to grow within. The company I am creating for an online non-profit venture is called Herbal Remedies Home Delivery. This company is an online site that medical marijuana patients can virtually order medicinal products via web chats to have delivered to their home address from a protected company van....   [tags: medical marijuana, cannabis]

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Marijuana Use And Medical Marijuana

- Hemp or marijuana, are the same plant – industrial hemp has very little THC, or psychoactive compound – has an extensive history in the span of human interaction, throughout the world for at least 8,000 years. Hemp has been use for rope, paper, and sails, the seeds have been used for oil and in foods as a source of amino acids (“History”, n.d.), whereas, marijuana has a history for recreational uses and medicinal remedies. Even the American Constitution was printed on hemp paper, and George Washington grew hemp (“George Washington”, n.d.)....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Cannabis, Medical cannabis]

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Medical Records : The Patients, And The Family Members

- I believe the doctors, the patients, and the family members if the patient deceased are the only people who should see medical records. This is a proven fact but also something you shouldn’t have to think about when it’s asked. Medical information should be stored in a private place, with that being said as soon as it get typed or either wrote it should get put away immediately. With this being said important typed data should be timed and date stamped and the person that typed the information should be identified in the medical record....   [tags: Patient, Physician, Medical record, Medical law]

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Medical Marijuan What Really Is It?

- Medical Marijuana: What Really is it. Marijuana is often called morally and societally wrong, but can we possibly change the public views through medical use. Is being a “gateway drug” just a stereotype. Are people who consume this drug really “lazy” and “unmotivated”Time and new research has changed standard public views on this widely controversial topic. As time goes on, new research will come out and the younger generations will grow larger, so how will views shift in the future. In my essay, I plan to investigate and broaden my knowledge on the subject, looking over what politics and society has to say about this moral and physical opinion....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Medical cannabis, Cannabis sativa]

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The Case For Profit Offshore Medical Schools

- Can a difference in academic standard be considered a jurisdictional boundary challenge. It is difficult to say since it can also be considered a weakening of tacit knowledge within the profession as well. Such was the case for the for profit offshore medical schools which emerged in the 1970’s as wealthy entrepreneurs and some physicians recognized a way of making a lot of money from “medical school hopefuls” that could not meet the requirements for regular medical schools in the country (Schwartz)....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Medical school]

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Medical Marijuana: A Safe and Effective Alternative Medication

- In today’s society, there are certain diseases that are debilitating and causing painful reactions to Americans throughout the United States. The patient with MS who cannot control the spasms created by their disease, the rheumatoid arthritis patient with pain so severe they cannot rest and nothing seems to be easing the pain. Then there is the AIDS patient who cannot eat, as they are so nauseated from the HIV medications that they are taking; these patients have just some of the disease scenarios that medicinal marijuana can help....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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California Proposition 215: Legalizing Medical Marijuana

- Also known as California Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 made headlines around the country as the first law ever to change the legality of medical marijuana for public consumption statewide. Originating in San Francisco, it was passed by 55.6% of California voters on November 5, 1996 (Human Rights and the Drug War). The ideology behind passing Prop. 215 is that marijuana contains a number of legitimate medical uses and should be made available to those who would benefit from it....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Animal Testing For Scientific Purposes

- Animal Experimentation has been around for centuries. In fact, animal testing dates back to the days of Aristotle. During these times, scientists would dissect animals to test surgical procedures before using these procedures on humans, which is similar to what we do now. Today, vivisection, the use of animals for scientific purposes, helps and hinders medical research and development. Therefore, there are many pros and cons to animals testing for scientific research. So far animal testing has resulted in the increase of countless human and animal lives and life expectancies around the world....   [tags: Animal Experimentation, History, Polio, Rubella]

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Should Animals Be Used For Medical Research?

- For the morally driven question should animals be used in medical research, the answer is yes. It has been proven over the course history that animals prove insight to many of the medical questions we ask today. As science began to development so did the testing of animals and humans for medical research. Animals prove many insights to how to cure many illness. Animals should be used for medical research, because many of the animals are links to answers that could save the whole human race. For the entire existence of the human race animal testing has always been a part of it....   [tags: Animal testing, Human, Medical research]

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Medical Marijuana

- Throughout the history of agriculture, the marijuana plant, also known as cannabis or hemp has been extensively used as a source of medicine, fiber, and intoxicant. In the ancient folklore and writings of China and India, the earliest known descriptions of cannabis are evident. According to historians, marijuana was mostly used a ritual intoxicant and later on, it found significance in folk medicine. The practice of smoking of marijuana has only appeared recently. There has been a lot of literature on the medicinal properties of marijuana which physicians in ancient China and India discovered in their practice....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]

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The Legit Use Of Medical Marijuana Act 2015

- The Legit Use Of Medical Marijuana Act 2015 Marijuana for medical use has been a constant battle in congress. In 1970 Richard Nixon implemented the controlled substance act, making the manufacture, importation, and possession of certain substances regulated. The act created five different categories of substances that drugs would be classified in. The classifications range from schedule 1, meaning highest rate of abuse with no medical purpose, all the way to schedule five meaning the drug has low potential for abuse and the drug has current accepted medical value and that is limited in physical dependance and addiction....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol]

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Should Marijuana Be Illegal For Medicinal Purposes?

- Marijuana is not a recently discovered plant; it has been used in the World’s history for many uses and goes back further than 7000 B.C. Almost six years ago, the Yanghai Tombs in China were exhumed to reveal the 2,700 year old grave of a Caucasoid shaman, which included 789 grams (about two pounds) of Cannabis. The Chinese Emperor of 2900 B.C, Fu Hsi, made a reference to ‘Ma’, the Chinese word for Cannabis, and inscribed that Cannabis was an exceedingly popular medicine that possessed a perfect balance....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Legality of cannabis by country]

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Should Marijuana Be Legal For Recreational Purposes?

- Over the year in the United States there are many drugs that have became popular. These drugs such as marijuana, methamphetamine and MDMA has changed people life’s tremendously. These drugs has caused family problems, lifetime sickness and ever death, but most being physical long- term effects on the brain. In the last month along United States has approximately over 12.7 million user of illegal drugs.Each and everyone of these drug users are guaranteed to have long- term effects on the brain do to long-term usage of these drugs, A green, brown or even gray mixture of shredded leaves and flowers from a plant named Cannabis is what we all know as marijuana....   [tags: Neuron, Nervous system, MDMA]

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Positive Aspects of Medical Marijuana

- Marijuana is the common name for a drug comprised of the leaves and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant, cannabis sativa, which can be smoked or eaten for unique feelings. The active ingredient of marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is concentrated in the flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant. In the USA, the legality of marijuana, found to be medically useful by some, has been a controversial topic for decades (Nahas 1). Today, the 5,000-year medical history of cannabis has been almost forgotten....   [tags: Pro Medical Marijuana Benefits]

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Why Marijuana Should Be Tested for Medicinal Purposes

- Many opposers believe various legal drugs make medicinal marijuana use unnecessary, but varied strains of marijuana should be tested for medicinal purposes because there are many patients who have medical issues without known treatments that could have relief from medicinal marijuana, it could be used as a natural alternative to chemically enhanced or harmful treatments, and it could lead to the discovery of uses of marijuana for reasons outside of medicine. One reason marijuana should be tested for medicinal purposes is there are many patients with diagnosis’ that are intractable, or hard to treat and deal with....   [tags: cannabinoids aid in multiple symptoms]

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Benefits of Medical Marijuana

- Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is a very controversial and obtrusive issue in our society today. Although many have made malicious remarks about it in the past, and even still in the present, the truth and beneficial facts of marijuana are finally resurfacing. Unfortunately, our society has become a very critical crowd towards the legalization of marijuana due to the stereotypical view of the kind of people who are considered “pot smokers”. This contorted perception of a lazy and unmotivated America is the logic behind keeping marijuana unattainable to our citizens....   [tags: Medical Marijuana]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- The cannabis plant is most commonly referred to as marijuana. The United States views marijuana as an illegal substance within its borders. This law seems simple, but a huge curveball has been thrown the government’s way: medical marijuana. Numerous clinical trials and studies are beginning to show a more benevolent side to the “drug” previously thought to produce nothing more than invalids. The federal government should legalize the use of medical marijuana because it does not inflict the harm critics claim, it possesses known medical qualities, and it can generate billions of dollars for the economy....   [tags: Legalization of Medical Marijuana]

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What the Futures Holds for Marijuana

- ... (63) This effect alone is prove that marijuana doesn’t have the same effects of others drugs that causes people to get crazy. Since the drug offer positive effect, it also give the negative effects as well. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has reported that people that have use marijuana has cause people to “disrupts coordination and balance”. (37) With that statement, it has the same effect as alcohol, which also impairs the person coordination. With the positive and the negative effects presented marijuana can be either those effects since it also depends on the user themselves....   [tags: legalization, medicinal, recreational purposes]

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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in the United States

- ... 25% of teens surveyed said they tried marijuana at least once last year and 6.6% of 12th graders admitted to smoking weed daily. Marijuana use has been the highest since 1981, but at the same time cigarette and alcohol usage have reached historic lows. 11.7% of U.S. teens reported having smoked a cigarette in the last 30 days, compared to 12.8 percent in 2010. Also alcohol usage has reduced, the proportion of 8th graders reporting any use of alcohol in the prior 30 days has fallen by about half (from 25% to 13%), among 10th graders by more than one third (from 43% to 27&, and among 12th graders by about one fourth (from 54% to 40%)....   [tags: commercial and industrila purposes, revenues]

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History of Medical Marijuana

- According to Grinspoon (2005) marijuana, may have been a crop farmed as many as 10,000 years ago. The first evidence discovered that attests to the use of medicinal cannabis dates back to the Chinese Emperor, Chen Nung, who lived five-thousand years ago when this plant was recommended for malaria, constipation, and rheumatic pains, as well as, the inability to concentrate and pains in relation to the female body (Grinspoon, 2005; Guterman 2000). Even Queen Victoria had a physician recommend that she use marijuana as medicine for ailments such as “insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramps, and muscle spasms” (Guterman, 2000, p....   [tags: Medical Marijuana Essays]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Medical Marijuana Out of the entire 50 states in the United States, only a total of 23 states have determined medical marijuana legal (Hill). Medical marijuana has been an extremely controversial topic in the United States, especially with the increasing number of states legalizing marijuana for its recreational use. Although portions of the United States citizens detest the legalization of recreational marijuana, individuals can not deny the quantitative research and studies done that prove marijuana to have medicinal properties....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Cannabinoid receptor]

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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana

- Smoke 15,000 joints in less than 20 minutes to die from marijuana overdose.(The Union) Medical marijuana is less harmful than most other legal tobacco products. Medicinal marijuana has potential to help bring thousands of jobs and help ailing people with pain. Medical cannabis has a negative stigma attached by the government and the public with it being addictive and harmful to the body. Many believe that marijuana is a gateway drug but false facts and naive people create false hope for those who truly know what cannabis can do to the mind.Medical cannabis for centuries has been used for its soothing and hallucinogenic qualities....   [tags: legal issues, medical marijuana, overdose]

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Medicinal Marijuana in Texas

- Legalization of marijuana in the United States has received much attention and controversy in recent months. The federal government outlaws the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes despite proven research studies that have discovered the plant’s potential to treat the lives of many Americans affected by disease and chronic pain. Medicinal use of the marijuana plant dates back to 2700 B.C. in China. Emperor Shen Nung discovered its’ healing properties and recommended marijuana for a variety of ailments (Mack and Joy 14)....   [tags: legalization for medicinal purposes]

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Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Medicinal Purposes

- Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Medicinal Purposes How would most Americans react if the law allowed the use of heroin, LSD, or amphetamines for medical purposes. Many of us would react in disbelief mainly because of the effects of these powerful and addictive drugs. However, in Arizona the law permits the use of heroin, LSD, and amphetamines for medicinal purposes, yet the medicinal use of marijuana remains illegal in the United States ("Facts"). Because marijuana is categorized as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substance Act ("Issues"), physicians cannot legally prescribe it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Medical Marijuana: Reducing Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

- Medical Marijuana: Reducing Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis Patients What is Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. MS affects approximately 3.0 million people globally, with about 300,000 cases in the United States. Twice as many women as men have MS. The average ages for onset of MS is 20-40 years. In MS, cells in the immune system attack and destroy myelin, the fatty tissue surrounding nerve cells (http://www.phylomed.com/MS.html)....   [tags: Weed Medicine Health Medical Essays]

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The Medical Field Should Be Legal

- Since 2000, around 16 million in government funds have gone to Wayne State University, or WSU, for animal research, specifically for experiments that use dogs to attempt to replicate cardiovascular conditions in humans. A spokesman of Wayne State, Matt Lockwood, has stated that their research “plays a vital role in advancing both human and animal health.” However, WSU’s methods of research have caused for major concern by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who aims to file a lawsuit against WSU....   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights, Medical research]

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The Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

- The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has long been at the centre of much controversy. Some studies have shown results that the benefits of using marijuana for medicinal reasons far outweigh the negative health matters that may be associated with its use, and therefore should be an accepted method of treatment for some patients who are suffering with illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, and eating disorders (Okie, 2005). Still, other studies have proven that there is not enough scientific evidence on the drug, there for it should not be legalized for the use of medication (Hutchings, 2002)....   [tags: marijuana, medicinal marijuana, drugs, ]

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Medical Training in both the Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings

- Historically, most third-year medical student clerkships have been confined primarily to inpatient settings in order to take advantage of what was thought of as a “limitless patient supply.” Early studies of ambulatory education noted an increasing shift in patient volume to the outpatient setting, and many felt that because such volume shifts reflected the future of medical practice, training for the outpatient setting needed to be represented more fully in medical school curricula....   [tags: Medical Training]

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Gatehouse and English for Specific Purposes

- 1. Gatehouse provides a good overview of the origin of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in the second language setting. Does it continue a tradition of what could be called a communicative approach in your opinion. What do you think of the list of variable characteristics created by Gatehouse. Do you see potential problems in this list. ESL seems to be a station on a trip that begins with notions (Wilkins), followed by Widdison’s CLT. This station makes benefits of the advancement in the field of linguistics or previous stations....   [tags: second language settings]

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The Purposes Behind A Care Plan

- The purposes behind a care plan “is to identify client strengths and potential or actual health problems or needs, and to develop specific nursing interventions to achieve mutually agreed-upon outcomes ” (Kozier et al., 2014, p.455). The intent of this analysis will centralize on instituting a specific care plan on the patient A.D, a 13-month-old toddler, in the goal to revert her priority problems back to homeostatic states. A.D was rushed to the Montreal Children’s Hospital on September 3rd with a fever, persistent signs of respiratory distress and had no pertinent past medical or surgical history....   [tags: Oxygen, Blood, Red blood cell, Inflammation]

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The Aspects of Vulnerability Among the Exploited in Medical Research

- Essentially, everyone is in some state of vulnerability. However, some of us are more susceptible to harm due to our vulnerabilities. The susceptible are the individuals with the greatest risk. These individuals risk the loss of their autonomy, and maybe even their lives. Vulnerable populations can be found in every subset of society. However, as previously mentioned, there are some vulnerable populations that are at an even greater risk than others. Such populations may include; but are not limited to; sick individuals, the economically disadvantaged, women, children, and men from numerous disadvantaged backgrounds....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized in the United States?

- ... The government would be bringing in a lot of money from “sin” taxes and wouldn't have to squander money on the War on Drugs and locking away prisoners for marijuana distribution and marijuana possession. On top of that it would make the Unites States more money as it would also become the country’s largest cash crop. According to state officials in Colorado are expecting 578,000,000 in sales revenue and 67 million in tax revenue. Estimates on how much money could be made if weed was legalized nationwide ranges anywhere from 10 billion to 120 billion dollars, that's more than our other two top cash crops corn and wheat combined....   [tags: recreational pot, commercial & industrial purposes]

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Brief Description Of Massachusetts ' Medical Marijuana Law

- Brief description of Massachusetts’ medical marijuana law Through a referendum, the voters of the state of Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana. The law was made into effect on January 1st, 2013, yet regulations still need to be enforced. Under the law’s framework, a person diagnosed with cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDs, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and any other validated ailments determined by a qualified physician may obtain and utilize marijuana, as authorized by a certified medical practitioner....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Physician]

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Controversy on Medical Marijuana Use and Medical Marijuana Law

- Controversy on Medical Marijuana use and Medical Marijuana Law Like The medical dangers of Marijuana “It seems that the potential dangers presented by the medical use of Marijuana may actually contribute to the dangers of the diseases which it would be used to combat” (p 2). The main overall findings were an increased risk of mortality associated with Marijuana use. Marijuana use has been advocated as a therapeutic adjunct in order to make more tolerable the nausea and loss of appetite and other symptoms....   [tags: legislation, illegal substance regulation]

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The Use Of Animal For Medical Research Should Be Disbanded

- The use of animals in medical research should be disbanded. The elimination of animals in research will mean that these laboratories have to switch to alternative methods, which would be better for the advancement of human medicine. Animal research is not humane, and ethically and morally the practice should be eliminated. There are very few benefits to using animals in research. Animals are not the best match to human physiology, and their reactions are not as comparable as they should be. There are two sides to this argument, those who think that that animal use in research should be disbanded due to the fact that it is inhumane and those who think that it is a necessary evil to finding cu...   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights, Medical research]

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Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Legal

- The Neglected Medical Herb Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, a medical professor and an Emmy award-winning chief medical correspondent who previously viewed medical marijuana as unnecessary says “It could potentially help people who really need it and it’s not being offered.” Medical marijuana continually proves itself as a necessary alternative to the drugs supplied by pharmaceutical companies. Why let someone constantly suffer. Why should citizens endanger their freedom to reap the benefits of medical marijuana....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabis sativa]

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Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Legal

- Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, a medical professor and an Emmy award-winning chief medical correspondent who previously viewed medical marijuana as unnecessary says “It could potentially help people who really need it and it’s not being offered.” Medical marijuana continually proves itself as a necessary alternative to the drugs supplied by pharmaceutical companies. Why let someone constantly suffer. Why should citizens endanger their freedom to reap the benefits of medical marijuana. Citizens of the State of Florida want to believe that the state wants the best for them....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabis sativa]

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Regulating and Prescribing Medical Marijuana

- If you were terminally ill and the only relief you had found was in illegal plant, would you use it. If you child suffered daily from hundreds of seizures and marijuana happened to alleviate her pain, would you allow her to use it. If your mother had stage 4 cancer and marijuana was the only thing that relieved her nausea, would you look at her differently for using it. Families across the country are facing this decision on a daily basis. Marijuana users are no longer the stereotypical hippie stoner or burnout....   [tags: Comparison: Marijuana & Prescription Drugs]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- What is medical marijuana. Medical marijuana refers to using the whole unprocessed hemp plant or extracts to treat a disease. It was first cultivated in China for therapy over four thousand seven hundred years ago (Johnson). Back in the 1970s the United States placed marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act because they claimed it had no medical purpose. Since the 1970s twenty-three out of fifty states have made medical marijuana legal. In my opinion medical marijuana should be legalized in all fifty states because it can truly help people with their conditions....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, U.S. state]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Marijuana use for medical purposes has been a major controversy in the United States and other countries for several years. A few doctors favor medical marijuana use because it specifically helps certain types of medial issues such as cancer, Aids, etc. It is obviously hazardous to give a patient too much medication and in some cases, the medications that is prescribed does not help and can make the patient more sick. Across the United States doctors should be allowed to use it to help patients whose conditions may be alleviated by marijuana use....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalized?

- Medical Marijuana has been a controversial topic for almost 10 years, it all started with the legalization of marijuana in a few states the first being California in 1196 and the disagreements that other states had with legalizing of marijuana for medical purposes. One of the biggest risks of legalizing medical marijuana, is the abuse of the drug, many people believe that if the drug is legalized then it will be a gateway to the acceptance of more harmful drugs. Another big question is if the drug is even necessary, with the modern western medicine we have now is medical marijuana as useful as western medicine....   [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Cannabis, Drug addiction]

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