Medical Marijuana

Should medical cannabis be legal?

Basics of the issue

The topic that I had chosen was if medical marijuana should be legalized everywhere and for everyone. Medical marijuana is important and should be legalized everywhere because this isn’t just a drug to get high off of, marijuana is a beneficial substance, it has been known to treat symptoms of serious diseases, including AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and chronic pain. But medical marijuana shouldn’t be for everyone. Now a day’s people who smoke marijuana to only get high now go out and get medical cards or make fake ones to obtain this medical marijuana. The reason that these people go great lengths to get this marijuana is because medical marijuana is stronger than regular marijuana so that gives them a better high, but those people shouldn’t get that medical marijuana because it’s not fair to the people that have glaucoma or other serious diseases that need it.

Yes it should

The people that say yes it should be legalized everywhere are looking at the medical benefits. For example smoking Marijuana can actually help people get over anorexia and other wasting diseases, because it stimulates your appetite, thus making you want to eat more, also cannabinoids appear to play a key role in the body’s pain mechanisms. According to the US society for neuroscience, evidence shows that cannabinoids directly interfere with pain signaling in the nervous system. Medical researchers have concluded that cannabinoids can be helpful in treating pain associated with chemotherapy, postoperative recovery, and spinal cord injury, as well as neuropathic pain, which is often experienced by patients with metastatic cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS.

No It shouldn't

Some people are opposing the legalization of marijuana. The reason for this is because there are some health risks that come with use this drug but only if abused. Studies have shown that long term use of marijuana can lead to addiction, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Studies have also shown that long term use of marijuana could lead to respiratory problems, and also scientists are saying that it could give you lung cancer but they have no evidence of that.

My Opinion

In my opinion I think Medical Marijuana should be legal everywhere. The reason I say this is because Marijuana is a harmless drug, its not a gate way drug, its a drug that helps us with a number of thing to make our lives better and live longer. Marijuana isn't addictive anyone can quit it at any time, it's only people lace the drug with another drug such as crack, other than that it's the most harmless drug and therefor should be legalized everywhere.