Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

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Legalizing marijuana is one of the most controversial topics throughout the United States. The debate revolves around a multitude of ideas, beliefs, and facts associated with marijuana. Whether or not it will become legalized in every state stays a mystery, but as of right now eight states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing for the personal possession and consumption of marijuana for adults. There are also twenty-nine states in addition to the District of Columbia that have a medical marijuana law in place. Many people are strongly opinionated when it comes to this topic; some think that marijuana should be completely banned and illegal while others feel that it should be completely legal. Marijuana should be legalized…show more content…
Topicals are another highly effective alternative to smoking marijuana. Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions that can be applied to the skin to relieve pain. As a result of using topical, users do not get the same psychoactive response as if they were smoking it. Not only does medical marijuana help with seizure control; but it also helps with a number of diseases, including “Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)” (Pros and Cons of Legalizing Weed). The people who have these diseases struggle every day, so why some states do not have medical marijuana treatment is overwhelming and a change is needed. In spite of marijuana having the potential to be addicting, legalizing marijuana would further enhance our economic stability. According to Gardenier et al., “Agriculturally and environmentally, hemp is a sustainable crop that is incredibly resourceful. There are thousands of products that are produced from hemp and it can be grown almost anywhere and quickly” (117). Increasing the growth of marijuana on United States soil can eliminate taxes from other countries, such as Canada, that we import marijuana from. The United States can also increase the tax on marijuana to consumers in order to further the economic status of our country; making an increase in taxes would increase the amount of money the United States gets to spend on education, health,
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