Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

1053 Words Apr 16th, 2015 5 Pages
Medical marijuana, also called cannabis, is used in some places as a medication to treat diseases and symptoms. Many people consider it helpful and harmless making it the most used illicit drug in North America. With legalizing medical marijuana people can alleviate some health problems and help ease physical pain, but it also can bring many concerns, questions, and responsibility. Legalizing cannabis can help many people with their health conditions. There are some advantages to taking medical marijuana opposed to taking manufactured pharmaceuticals. Taking pharmaceuticals over an extensive period of time can result in harm to vital organs and an unstable mindset. Medical marijuana helps ease the mind and does not have all of the side effects that pharmaceuticals have. Its number one leading use is for pain. “Cannabis may also be of benefit to people with bipolar disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, ADD, and panic attacks” (Bearman 2011).” One known case of medical marijuana working to relieve epilepsy is about a boy named Zaki Jackson. "Since he was just a few months old, 10-year-old Zaki Jackson has suffered from a rare form of epilepsy that, at its worst, causes him to have thousands of seizures a day.”(Schwartz 2014). His family has tried 17 different medications, a specialized diet and even alternative forms of therapy but nothing worked with his condition until the doctors prescribed him medical marijuana. “Zaki is one of more than 180 Colorado children currently being…

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