Taking a Look at Medical Marijuana

553 WordsJan 26, 20182 Pages
Medical Marijuana "Oh! You smoke weed?",well you must be a Drug Addict." I think people who smoke weed for pain management typically do it as an excues to get high". These are just some of the things you may hear people say about marijuana. But did you know marijuana has been used for years to treat many different types of illness such as AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, even back pain. If you had a child going through chemo, or a grandarent with alzheimers, or a child with sezures, wouldnt you want them to feel the best they can while goign through this difficult time? Today I am going to inform you of the many bendifts of its use. YES! the benefits marijuana, mary jane, gonja, whatever name you know it by. As early as 2737 B.C. marijuana was used in China to treat diseases such as gout,malaria, even bad memory. The many uses of marijuana quickly spread, Asians, Africans, Indians were using marijuana for a number of things from earaches to stress relief. Dr. William O'Shaughnessy was he first to popularize medical marijuana in England and America toward the late 18th century, however at the end of the 19th century Americas attitude towards pot came to an end due to most of americans were addicted to morphine and didnt even realize it. In 1914 drug use was made a crime, and a tax was put on them that costed way more than the drug itself. By 1937 marijuana was outlawed by 23 states.In 1996 California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana, many states followed, such as
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