Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

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Medical Marijuana Although marijuana is illegal and lacks FDA approval it should be used to treat cancer. Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDA approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary. They believe marijuana is addictive, leads to harder drug use, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain. They also believe that medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and recreational use. Benefit that it is isn’t a great treatment for cancer but could help treat some of the symptoms. The government agree that medical marijuana can be a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, MS, glaucoma, and other conditions. They cite peer-reviewed studies, prominent medical organizations, and major government reports which group the use of marijuana as medicine throughout world history. It can also resolve many problems dealing with HIV. Marijuana is effective at relieving nausea and vomiting, especially caused by chemotherapy used to treat cancer. Marijuana can also relieve the spasticity of the muscles that is sometimes associated with multiple sclerosis and paralysis. It can also help treat appetite loss associated with HIV/AIDS and certain types of cancers. Marijuana is currently illegal in city of MaGee. Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, and recreational use of the drug is legal in Washington State and Colorado. In 2012, Uruguay voted to legalize…

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