Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Medical Purposes

2770 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 11 Pages
It turned out that she had a genetic problem that caused seizures. Traditional drugs used to prevent them were not helping. She was getting worse and experiencing up to 300 seizures a week! By age five, she could no longer walk or talk and was failing both physically and mentally. Through a stroke of luck, her parents were told that she might benefit from marijuana. After much difficulty they were finally able to get it for her in oil form. After taking the medical marijuana for just one day, the seizures basically stopped. Now she only experiences one to two seizures a month! She was on the brink of dying and now she is living a relatively healthy normal life. Medical marijuana literally saved this little girl’s life. (Gupta).
Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes because it is saving lives and improving the quality of life for many people. It can be produced in controlled environments so that it has limited side effects with safe and effective doses.
Marijuana has come to the forefront in the news recently. This is due to the controversy over whether to make marijuana legal to use for medical purposes. People have different opinions about marijuana, what marijuana really is, and what it should be used for. The main element that is found in marijuana is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC has a similar action in the body that endocannibi-noids do that are…
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