Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

1846 Words Nov 11th, 2015 8 Pages
Medical marijuana has been a huge topic of discussion over the years, especially the last few with some states legalizing not only medical marijuana but recreational. There are many people for the legalization of medical marijuana, however, there are just as many against it. Does marijuana really have a medical value to it? Do we have enough scientific evidence to support the information we do have on medical marijuana? Is there a difference between smoking the plant or condensing the plant and filtering its cannabinoids out for proper medical treatment? What really are the short-term and long-term effects of medical marijuana? Does marijuana compare to other FDA- approved drugs?
Medical marijuana may have a strong medical value to it. Individuals with illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, brain injuries, Hypertension, spinal cord injuries, Tourette’s syndrome, Anorexia, Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, HIV, AIDS, severe migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Glaucoma, Fibromyalgia, individuals undergoing chemotherapy, and Epilepsy, just to name a few. Recently Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington have legalized the plant use of medical marijuana. While several other states are in the process of or have already legalized certain parts of the marijuana plant such as extracting…

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