Marijuana Should Not Be Beneficial For Medical Purposes

1080 Words Oct 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Marijuana has proven to be beneficial for medical purposes. It has therapeutic effects that will ultimately allow patients with adverse health conditions to improve their quality of life. Legalizing marijuana can also improve the state of the United States’ economy through taxation and creation of job opportunities. Additionally, it can reduce the crime rate in the United States and save the United States tons of money. Contrarily, marijuana should not be legalized for recreational usage. Extensive studies have globally communicated that utilizing marijuana for recreational purposes have fostered addiction to more powerful drugs. Recreational usage of marijuana has also contributed to adverse health effects. Moreover, recreational usage of this drug is still unacceptable in professional and social environments. Should marijuana be made lawful for medicinal and/or recreational purposes?
Marijuana is socially known to benefit patients with adverse health conditions to improve their quality of life. Marijuana for medicinal purposes have been used for patients with terminal illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease and various mental disorders. For instance, “marijuana extracts may [slow the growth of cancer cells in cancer patients], kill certain cancer cells and [even] reduce the size of others” (“DrugFacts—Is Marijuana Medicine?”). Moreover, it is well-documented that marijuana can help with health issues such as pain, nausea, epilepsy and appetite loss. Medical…
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