PRO'S & CON'S

Medical MARIJUANA

PRO'S OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA

~ It's safer then 17 of the FDA approved drugs

~17 of the FDA approved drugs resulted in over 11,687 deaths (January 1997- July 2005)

~Cannabis is generally considered to be a drug with very low toxicity

~Has been used as a medical herb for over 1,000 years going all the back to ancient Egypt, India, and Africa

~Safer than aspirin which results in over 1,000 deaths a year

~It is rarely the only drug being used before death

~No one has ever died of THC poisoning

~A 160 pound person would have to smoke 900 joints to overdose and die

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CON'S OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA

~ Total deaths from Medical Marijuana: 279 (January 1997- July 2005) but in all of those 279 deaths there was a secondary suspect contributing to the death

~Cardiovascular problems can result in older users/unhealthy users

~Decreases maximal exercise performance

MY OPINION

I think that it should be legal or accessible to the people in-need of it. People should have no problem getting access to it for a medical problem such as glaucoma, HIV, cancer, etc. So yes marijuana should be a medical option.