Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

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Medical marijuana has been legalized in twenty-five of the fifty states. Marijuana can be used to treat up to twenty different diseases including mental and physical illnesses. (Procon.org. N.p.). Marijuana should be legalized for medical use in all fifty states. Marijuana is a natural help that can treat symptoms of cancer and radiation, aids in pain relief, and helps control seizure disorders. Marijuana could have been a natural help to relieve the pain and nausea my grandfather went through during the time he was struggling with cancer.
Marijuana helps treat symptoms of cancer and radiation. In the United States, there have been two pills made from the THC in marijuana that is approved by the FDA, “Dronabinol” or “Marinol” and “Nabilone” or “Cesamet”. (Marijuana and Cancer. N.p.). Dronabinol and Nabilone both help treat pain caused by damaged nerves, improve weight gain and appetite, and reduces the need for pain medication. When marijuana is inhaled or smoked, it has been known to help treat nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. Patients who consumed oral medical marijuana (THC pill) said they felt a relief of 76 to 88 percent from nausea and vomiting; patients who smoked marijuana said that they had a relief of 70 to 100 percent relief. (Procon.org. N.p.). Although marijuana cannot cure the disease, it helps treat the symptoms. Marijuana is a natural help that when used can reduce the use of addicting pain medications. Marijuana has been proven that it is not an…

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