Should Marijuana be Legalized
By: Hannah Zuelzke
Pros for Marijuana
Marijuana for Medical Use
Imagine you have chronic pain (pain that last for 12 week or even more) and or doctor keep scribe you more and more medications that can be addicting and/or, if overdose, can be harmful to you or someone you love. Study show that a whiff of Marijuana could help you with your chronic pain. This drug is less dangerous than the drugs that the doctors subscribe you and it is not addicting at all. Plus this is a natural drug, so this mean it will be less expensive than than your daily opioids. You met be wondering "how can Marijuana not kill you but opioids (pain medication) can?" Well according to National Cancer Institute “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brainstem areas controlling respiration, lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.” This meant that because, different drugs take different pathways through your body, opioids pathways goes to the center in your brain where it controls breathing, so if taken too much you can stop breathing all together, but Marijuana goes through different pathway making this impossible for you to stop breathing.
Marijuana is not just for chronic pain it is also helpful for cancer patients who have Neuropathic pain that they get from there chemotherapy. Marijuana could help thousand of cancer patients with there treatment. This could even help the people and family with there rare illness, Neutropenia (a rare blood disorder that make you more easier to get ill caused by the lack of neutrophils.)
Marijuana is used for many pain like illness, but it can also help out the rare amount of people who have seizures. Seizures, or epilepsy, are electrical activity in or brain that sometimes causes you to faint or even have a muscle spasm. According to www.scientificamerican.com the news brooked out from hearing that Marijuana could help with this as other medication could not.
A veteran who has mental physicals and mental when left the war at Afghanistan, said that Marijuana also helped him with his problems when no other medication could. So after that he began to move were help has been getting better.
Marijuana can be quite helpful for you or love ones medical issues. but what else can it do?
How Can Marijuana Befit Our Society
Usually the first drugs that kids take is Marijuana then they get exposed to more dangerous drugs. So if we legalize Marijuana this could decrease the amount of druggies. This may also leave this jail cells uncrowded.
This information is not a benefit to out society but it still is part of it. Alcohol is like Marijuana the difference is, is that you can die from Alcohol, Alcohol is legal, and Marijuana is more helpful than the other. So why isn't it legal?