Legalization Of Marijuana And The Hemp

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Over the years this question has been asked time and time again. It is more relevant to ask this question now than it has ever been. We now have two states within the United States of America were marijuana is legal for not only medical use, but for recreational use and twenty-one states where it is only legal for medical use. (Nantional Cancer Institute, 2014) What about the big picture what about the hemp plant itself? What are some of the benefits of the hemp plant? How would the legalization of the hemp/marijuana plant benefit the economy? These are just some of the questions I will hope to answer within this paper. I will hopefully find enough supporting evidence to support the legalization of Marijuana and the hemp crop itself. The…show more content…
Until very recently the only research that has been conducted on the medical use of Cannabis has been for the relief of cancer patients. The primary use at this point has been for the relief of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy (Nantional Cancer Institute, 2014). Some of the other uses have been for anorexia and cachexia in HIV/AIDS, chronic, especially neuropathic pain, spasticity in multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury (Nantional Cancer Institute, 2014). The scientific data collected over the years is precisely clear that the use of medical Cannabis is needed and should be allowed everywhere in the United States. Though the research is limited mainly because it is just not available yet for the benefits from the use of medical cannabis to treat depression, pruritus, and epilepsy the results are still leaning towards a positive turnout. A lot of the scientific evidence for a specific indication does not necessarily reflect the actual therapeutic potential for a given disease. (Nantional Cancer Institute, 2014) If the federal government would legalize Cannabis so many more studies could be conducted to hopefully one day know the full potential until then we only know a few facts. These facts have been proven time and time again through the course of vigorous studies. The use of medical Cannabis can positively be used to treat nausea,
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