Have You Ever Been Misjudged? Something Said About You

1729 WordsApr 26, 20177 Pages
Have you ever been misjudged? Something said about you that simply wasn’t true, only because the accuser didn’t know you well enough? Well if you were marijuana in the early 1900’s, you would have said yes to both of those questions. After the Mexican Revolution, the United States saw a major influx of Mexican immigrants. These immigrants didn’t just bring their families, but they also came with their lifestyles and traditions. One of those traditions being the use of marijuana for medical and relaxational purposes. Although Americans were fairly familiar with the uses of cannabis in things such as textiles and ropes, the side of the coin which stood for medical use had yet to be turned. Information was available, and the American Medical…show more content…
This puts marijuana on the same danger level as heroin, bath salts, and MDMA. According to the US Drug Enforcement Agency, marijuana has “high potential for abuse”, along with “no currently accepted medical treatment use”. Both of these statements are blatant hyperboles. Marijuana abuse is an oxymoron alone, as there has never been a death solely due to the ingestion of cannabis, with multiple sources stating that it would take roughly 1,500 pounds to physically kill a human. No currently accepted medical treatment is a whole beast on it’s own, as 28 states in the US currently issue medical prescriptions for marijuana to treat health issues such as epilepsy, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis. Individually, these states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical treatment, but the US Federal Government still classifies it as a drug just as dangerous as heroin. 1 step under schedule 1 drugs, are the schedule 2 drugs, which theoretically should be safe and or less dangerous drugs than the monsters of schedule 1. Schedule 2 starts off hot with Methamphetamine and Fentanyl, which together accounted for over 10,000 deaths in the US in 2015 alone. How can a plant that is given as an at-home medical treatment for anxiety to thousands of patients every year, classified as more dangerous than 2 of the deadliest street drugs known to man? A major issue to the forward progress of marijuana legalization is the close-mindedness of
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