Essay on Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

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On July 8th, 2011 “"...in a decision announced Friday the federal government ruled that [marijuana] has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. The decision comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis...” (procon.org). The debate about medicinal marijuana has occurred for years in the United States. Though research provides substantial evidence that marijuana is medically significant, the federal government seems to turn a blind eye. Medicinal marijuana should be legalized federally in the United States because it can help a variety of medical reasons like, disease, cancer and other numerous illnesses.
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Cannabis is also mentioned in the report as an aid in…diabetes …and chronic ulcers. Other beneficial effects attributed to cannabis are prevention of insomnia, relief of anxiety, protection against cholera, alleviation of hunger and as an aid to concentration of attention” (procon.org). In the 1930’s, a campaign took place to beam cannabis as a powerful addicting drugs that would lead to dangerous drugs and labeled marijuana as a gateway drug ("Encyclopedia-marijuana”). With the campaign in effect, America put cannabis on the schedule of controlled substances. On November 15th, 2010 “Arizona became the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana when proposition 203, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, passes by a margin of 4,341 votes out of 1,678,351 votes cast. The "yes" votes only outnumbered the "no" votes after the early and provisional ballots were all counted as of Nov. 15, 2010” (procon.org). The most current event to have acceptance of medicinal marijuana was on August 7th, 2011. “The [Israeli] Cabinet …approved arrangements and supervision regarding the supply of cannabis for medical and research uses” (procon.org). The decision of the Israeli Cabinet is in recognition that the medical use of cannabis is necessary in certain cases. The number of people recognizing the significance of the cannabis plant is growing, and with this growth, the American Federal government

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