Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

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The medical marijuana debate is an interesting one because there’s such a wide diversity of opinions and views that oppose each other. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. They consider these drugs to have no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse and to be some of the most dangerous drugs, because they’re highly addictive and may cause severe psychological or physical dependence. Other Schedule 1 drugs include heroin, LSD, ecstasy and meth. Many who are against marijuana believe the drug is dangerous, harmful and feel it should remain illegal.
Then on the other side of the fence many believe especially those who use it medicinally that despite its stigma, marijuana is not only not dangerous but has great value as a medicinal herb for treating various conditions. Some of these believe that marijuana is harmless and that you should have the right to consume the drug if you so desire.
When you weigh the pros and cons of consuming marijuana, it seems confusing that the drug would sit alongside some of the others in that DEA list. The most controversial point about medical marijuana like many other medicinal substances out there is that it has its uses. It’s the potential abuse of this substance that has many questioning its necessity.
In theory, you can abuse anything, including alcohol, prescription medicine and even marijuana. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the evidence both for and against marijuana use.
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