Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

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The legalization for marijuana is one of the most controversial topic in government. I support the legalization for marijuana for medical purposes. While the research for medical marijuana has not yet given enough evidence to support comprehensive legalization, I believe it will have more positives then negatives in peoples lives. Physicians and medical scientist are skeptical about legalization because they are unsure about all the affects of the substance on people. However the research on neurological disorders have shown positive results thus far. The main active ingredient in medical marijuana is Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. (Armand, Read) THC is a cannabinoid that has shown to work well in protecting neuro cells that may reduce the risk of cancer spreading while giving chemo therapy more time to work. THC also helps reduce the pain and nausea that comes with chemo therapy. THC also helps with muscle control, which can help Parkinson’s and autism patients. So far, the FDA has approved medications that contain THC ( Dronabinol and Nabilone) in some states. (Armand) Parkinson’s disease is a long term movement disorder. Your nervous system breaks down because the nerves that control body movement begin to shut down, causing the body to shake uncontrollably. The neuroprotective factor of the THC protect the already damaged nerves and calm them down preventing the shaking. This can help with the immense amount of pain that comes with the constant shaking of the nerves.
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