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Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

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Taylor Mengelberg
Professor Harrity
English 111
12/12/17
When someone says marijuana, many people tend to have a negative reaction. Most associate it with dropping grades in school and lowered success in the workplace. Can cannabis be a good thing though? It has gone largely underappreciated for its medicinal value. It has been known to successfully treat many neurological disorders, when other medications failed. It has been most successful in areas such as: neurological disorders, pain relief, and as a treatment for the side effects of chemotherapy. Medical marijuana is a very helpful treatment for many neurological conditions, which in spite of some opposition can be very effective when used properly. While it is still in the developmental stages, some believe that it is possible to genetically engineer special strains of cannabis or use certain kinds of its extract to minimize the harmful effects it can have on patients. Medical marijuana has proven very useful as a pain killer for chronic pain associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and “neuropathic” issues. In some studies it has been shown to improve the discomfort associated with a variety of health conditions including spasticity and stomach conditions (Groenhermen). It was even found that some strains of the medication were more effective as treatment for pain, including Gumbi (Consumer Reports). Overall, marijuana was seen as a successful treatment in the case of pain relief.
In addition to treating pain,
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