Running Head : Legalize Marijuana

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Running Head: Legalize Marijuana

Pro-Legalization of Marijuana in California
Mirna Abujudeh
Mary Dolan

Intaking Marijuana for Medical Purposes Should be Legal for the Sick and Ill in California Marijuana has been achieving euphoria for humans since ancient times; the use spread from China to India and then to North Africa and Europe as early as A.D. 500. Cannabis is said to contain over 400 different chemicals, the main ingredient that impinge the mind is THC. The higher the measure of THC in the hemp plant determines a higher strength of the drug. More and more states are passing laws that allow people to use medical marijuana, and I believe California should be next. So what does it treat, and who can and should use it? “Pain is the main reason people ask for a prescription”, says Barth Wilsey, MD, a pain medicine specialist at the University of California Davis Medical Center, “It could be used for headaches, diseases like cancer, or a long-term condition, like glaucoma or nerve pain”. Growing up, I was constantly advised that, “Drugs are bad for you and it will ruin your life,” over and over again but it became more intense as I entered high school. As a child, I didn 't understand the reasoning behind it, but I listened to my authority figure regardless assuming they knew best. Now being an adult and having my own personal experience with the drug and knowing its effects on myself and others, I can’t help but sit and wonder why it’s…

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