Persuasive Essay Against Legalizing Marijuana

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Want to feel well– or want to not care if you don’t feel well? Get your medical marijuana card via live video – fully legal – 100% online – secure – easy 20-minute process! Or, a quick web consultation and $95 will get you a doctor's letter of recommendation for medical marijuana. There are hundreds of websites offering the same quick way to get a medical marijuana card for any of a multitude of minor symptoms. Does this sound ridiculous? It is. To solve this problem, the reasons for approval of medical marijuana should be more restricted than they are now.
Marijuana is the name for a drug made from the plant Cannabis Sativa. The main mind-altering ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), and it contains more than 400 other chemicals. The amount of THC determines how strong its effects will be. When people use medical marijuana, they use the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or symptom.
Under Federal law, cannabis is treated like a controlled substance, such as cocaine and heroin. Federal law enforcement officials may prosecute medical marijuana patients, even if they reside in a state where medical marijuana use is protected under state law. Adding to this issue, there are …show more content…

It requires research in thousands of human subjects to determine the benefits and risks of a possible medication. Since the Federal law makes it illegal to use marijuana, researchers have not been able to conduct large enough trials to determine what the potential benefits and risks could be.
Because marijuana contains chemicals that possibly can treat or control a range of illnesses or symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use. However, using marijuana, even if it’s for medical purposes and approved by the state, continues to be an offense under Federal

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