The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

866 Words Nov 24th, 2014 4 Pages
Jimmy Fulcher
Mrs. Gallos
English 3
31 October 2014

Legalization of medical marijuana in North Carolina Legalizing medical marijuana for North Carolina would be extremely beneficial. Marijuana does not only relieve stress but it can cure symptoms of cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, and Crohns’s disease. Twenty-three states have already legalized it and it has helped thousands of people. If something that is grown naturally in the earth can be beneficial to society and do the same job as all these drugs made in labs with unhealthy side effects the why do we not utilize it? According to federal law there is no such thing as medical marijuana. To the government marijuana is a dangerous drug classified as a schedule one substance. What the government does not understand is that not only is it helpful but they could generate millions of dollars in tax revenue from it. Twenty three states have legalized the use of medical marijuana already. Some have different stipulations than others though. For instance in Illinois you are not allowed to cultivate or grow your own plants and can only have up to two and a half ounces at a time.“Possession/Cultivation: "Adequate supply" is defined as "2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days and that is derived solely from an intrastate source." The law does not allow patients or caregivers to cultivate cannabis.” Where in Oregon you can have up to twenty-four ounces at one time and can own six mature plants as well as eighteen…
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