Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

870 Words Oct 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Legalize Marijuana

In my opinion I think marijuana should be legalized across the country because it does benefit a lot of people with autoimmune problems, anything that weakens the immune system, cancer, M.S., and more. Doctor’s believe that the prohibition of marijuana causes the public more harm than good. Those are some of the pros. Some of the cons of legalizing marijuana is it has an addictive nature, it can alter a user 's perception, is popularly known as a gateway drug, does damage to the brain, and more.

People across the country, doctors or not, argue that marijuana is very successful in treating a range of health conditions people commonly have including: Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (M.S.) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More doctors are on board with legalizing marijuana every year. Physicians say that, “...creating a legal and regulated marijuana market is the best way to ensure public safety, combat the illicit drug trade and roll back the negative consequences of strict enforcement policies on disadvantaged communities.” Doctors have found that it has improved their cancer patients when they gave them marijuana or even cannabis oil. It is said that, “A number of small studies of smoked marijuana found that it can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from cancer chemotherapy.” It has also been said, “...to help improve food intake and prevent weight loss in patients with HIV.” It also has the properties of helping…

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