Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Marijuana has earned itself a terrible name over the years. This plant has a long history with humans, from early medical uses to spiritual and even recreational use. In recent years, many states have seen the legalization of marijuana for medical uses. Most large scale experiments have been hindered because of the difficulty of getting experiments involving marijuana approved. Despite this roadblock for the research of marijuana, surveys and observations of the medical use of marijuana show that the plant may have legitimate medical uses. The lack of evidence showing that weed is a dangerous drug also pushes for its legalization for recreational use. Based on all of the evidence about marijuana for recreational and medical use, marijuana should be legalized by issue 3.
Many people have heard the stories of how marijuana has saved lives, whether it was an individual adult or a young child. Medical marijuana has numerous valid medicinal applications. Some of the treatable diseases and ailments include: Anorexia and weight loss in AIDS, Bladder dysfunction in multiple sclerosis, Muscle spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis, Muscle spasticity caused by spinal cord injury, Pain - Central pain in multiple sclerosis, Pain - Intractable neurogenic symptoms, Pain - Neuropathic pain in HIV patient, Pain - Pain caused by fibromyalgia, Pain - Peripheral neuropathic pain, Pain - Sensory neuropathic pain in HIV patient, Tourette Syndrome, and numerous others. (Deters et al 134) Some…

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