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Informative Essay: The Dangerous Effects Of Marijuana

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The Dangerous Works of Marijuana Marijuana should be illegal for casual use. Marijuana should only be used for severe medical illnesses that have no other alternative cure or treatment. Marijuana is a dangerous drug with strong side effects. There have been absolutely no cases stating a person has overdosed from smoking marijuana, but there have been several documented cases that prove marijuana was the cause of death. For example; a person smokes one self-made marijuana cigarette and attempts to drive an automobile. The moment that person sits in the driver’s seat they become as dangerous as a drunk driver. Another extremely dangerous side effect is the slowing down of reflexes. If a marijuana-intoxicated driver were to be confronted with…show more content…
Most doctors want the best medicine possible for their patients. Although synthetic marijuana (THC) in a pure and standardized form is available by prescription, it is often the last choice of doctors, because better medicines are available. Marijuana is not recognized as a medicine in generally accepted pharmacopeia, medical references or textbooks. Even Marinol, a synthetic form of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), available by prescription for treating nausea, has far more negative health effects than other available agents. There are numerous and more effective anti-nausea agents. These include Prochlorperazine (Compazine), metoclopramide (Reglan), lorazepam etc. Medical marijuana is not the only option. The pro-drug lobby feeds into the suffering of patients with chronic illness with false promises about marijuana as medicine. They have stated that they are pushing marijuana as medicine and are using it as a "red herring" as part of a strategy to legalize marijuana for general use. Legalizing marijuana for medical use would just give people more reasons to get high. Many of the side effects are very dangerous. It has been proven to be addictive, and the bottom line is there is absolutely no scientific data that smoking marijuana helps any type of medical
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