Argumentative Essay On Marijuana

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Register to read the introduction… Marijuana use "(Murillo, 2005). The question still arises in the minds of many, should marijuana be legalized in the United States today (American Academy, 2004). Marijuana can be used as a medicine and many know this. It can help people deal with every day pain that they suffer from. In on e case, a 35-year-old woman, Sue, smoked marijuana for a year to deal with the nausea she suffered after she had ruptured a blood vessel in her brain. She would always be nauseated or she would vomit everything up. Marijuana had many advantages over Dronabinol and it is a lot cheaper (Cunningham, 2204, pg 23) Marijuana can be used for a number of medical problems: Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis (spinal cord injury), Epilepsy, and pain in general (Cunningham, 2004, p. 22). Marijuana is a very powerful drug against many illnesses. This just helps prove that there is a high demand and a constant need for the medicinal purposes of marijuana. …show more content…
It can have a negative impact on short term memory, concentration, attention span, motivation, and problem solving, this goes to show that marijuana hinders learning abilities (American Academy, 2004). There have also been reports of side affects from over the counter drugs that equal and out weigh those of marijuana. One argument by the Nation Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML) "no one has ever died from an overdose of marijuana but that 50,000 Americans die from alcohol poisoning and another r400, 000 die from cigarette smoking every year (Murillo, 2005). In knowing this why not legalize marijuana and make cigarettes and alcohol illegal? Many would argue that they too should be illegal, but due tot the historical acceptance of them it would not be a feasible goal (Murillo,

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