Medical Marijuan A New Miracle Cure Or Is It Still Just An Illegal Drug?
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Our society is being faced with questions as to the relevancy of medical marijuana. Is this a new miracle cure or is it still just an illegal drug? This new member to the pharmaceutical world wants to stand on its own with the many testimonials that can be found for its valuable use. But it still hits a brick wall when those who remain fixed on the programmed lessons of the past. Reefer, the killer of all who intake. Or is it really an actual cure for the world of sufferers? State after state is making the choice to use this as another weapon in their state 's arsenal of medicines. Countless people will testify that it is the one thing that saved their lives, while as with everything there are those whom say that this was the ruination…show more content… Illegal drug to be hidden or legal pharmaceutical can be argued until the end of time while there will always be some who disagree, it 's human nature. Truly it is hard to remove the programmed thoughts that still remain in our culture that marijuana will always be the reefer madness culprit of the past. Yet the actual benefits need to be given a chance. Why not? If it is something that can help even one person should the public not at least think about it? So while the arguments for both sides remain firm in their belief of the harms and the cures of marijuana, we as an educated society need to follow through with the proper research.
Marijuana was initially made illegal at the federal level by the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937. Anyone wanting to sell the drug had to register and pay taxes on it. Then the federal government simply did not allow people to register or pay taxes, so everyone selling marijuana was doing so against the law. This act was struck down after a court challenge by Timothy Leary on Fifth Amendment grounds (of course the government immediately passed another law against it). The IRS, however, still officially requires people to pay taxes on their income from illegal drugs: "Illegal income, such as money from dealing illegal drugs, must be include in your income on Form 1040, line 21..." (IRS Publication 17, p.87) but in more recent years, many of the states have passed their own specific drug