The Benefits Of Decriminalization Of Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana is legal currently in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Although many people do not see the positive outcomes that medical marijuana can bring, it should not be a crime because it can help others. Most of the time, when the word marijuana is used people think of an illegal drug but there is more to it than just being illegal. It can help others who need something for pain. Or for people who need help relaxing and calming down. Medical marijuana is frowned down upon on when it should be studied more that way other people can try it to see if it will help. Medical marijuana should be decriminalized because it helps patients with cancer, helps with epilepsy, insomnia, and anxiety, because it helps with these factors there will be a federal law that regulates medical marijuana. Although medical marijuana can help people feel better, it also can be a harm to others. Medical marijuana is illegal in half the states in the United States. It is illegal because of the smoke and the harm it can do to others around them. The smoke is full of toxins and can cause severe long-term effects. According to Vargo, “A more recently identified effect of long-term marijuana use is paradoxical hyperemesis syndrome, in which individuals experience nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. They obtain relief with hot showers or bath.” This quote supports the counter argument by showing why marijuana is illegal in some states still. It is illegal because the people smoking and taking
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