The Legalization of Marijuana

WHY?

The legalization of marijuana can help society in multiple different ways from medically to financially. It has been proven to medically improve how a patient with pain feels. Marijuana is a product that people desire, and even with it being illegal it hasn’t stopped people from wanting it. While keeping it illegal the government pays millions of dollars on enforcement and keeping weed users/dealers imprisoned, and that's just one of many ways it can help out economically.

GETTING MORE SPECIFIC

In part of a web article written by Anne Harding below, she states the ways of how medicinal marijuana works and how it can be consumed



How Does It Work?

Your body already makes marijuana-like chemicals that affect pain, inflammation, and many other processes. Marijuana can sometimes help those natural chemicals work better, says Laura Borgelt, PharmD, of the University of Colorado.


How Is It Used?

Medical marijuana may be:

  • Smoked
  • Vaporized (heated until active ingredients are released, but no smoke is formed)
  • Eaten (usually in the form of cookies or candy)
  • Taken as a liquid extract

Vocabulary Words

Marijuana- Cannabis, pespecially smoked in cigarettes.

Cannabis- A tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fiber and as a psychotropic drug.

Legalize- To make something previously illegal permissible by law.