Persuasive Essay On Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana is believed to be the, “gateway drug”, and may be linked to other substance abuse disorders such as alcohol, nicotine, and other drug addiction. Some people believe that medical marijuana may help patients with pain, when prescribed pharmaceutical medications cannot. Medical marijuana may be purchased from a regulated dispensary in states that have legalized the use. The NFL has a strict policy regarding marijuana use, and restricts the use. The NFL is a very dangerous sport, and players incur many injuries throughout a season. Violent collisions can cause players to have permanent injuries, constant migraines and headaches, and brain damage. The NFL Players Association is working with the NFL to reconsider the current regulations and policies pertaining to marijuana. The NFL is participating in the study of potential use of marijuana for pain management of players. There may be positive effects of marijuana use, but there are negative effects also. The drug is illegal in many states, and long term health issues may result from use of the drug. The NFL should not change their policy restricting the use of marijuana, due to the possibility of the drug causing further health issues. Marijuana has been legalized for medical use in twenty-nine U.S. states. Four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Any person twenty-one years old may purchase marijuana in these states to use for medical or recreational purposes. The FDA determines the safety
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