Medical Marijuana Legalization

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Medical Marijuana Legalization Recently, Medical marijuana has been a big controversy. The government has been debating whether or not they should legalize it. As of right now the congress have left states to decide. Since it is still illegal under the federal government all together then a person can still get in trouble for it. The legalization of marijuana would be beneficial to a lot of people. Marijuana has been proven to help with a lot of things. “ Within the last two years three separate clinical trials offered compelling evidence that medical marijuana can safely and effectively relieve what is known as a neuropathic pain—pain caused by damage to the nerves. The pain is most common in illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, …show more content…
Since it has become legal in thirty-two of the fifty states teen use has reduced. Many people think that there isn’t much restrictions on it and that anyone off the streets could get it. That’s not the case at all. “To get it you have to be registered and have a medical ID. You can’t smoke in public and driving intoxicated is prohibited just like alcohol.” (Jack) “The marijuana measure forbids the federal government from impeding on state medical marijuana laws.” The government has left it up to states to decide if they want to legalize it or not but since it is still illegal at the federal level people can still get in trouble for it. “Farr and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) teamed up in 2014 to write the measure that said anyone legally selling medical pot under a state law cannot be prosecuted.” (qtd in …show more content…
That is not the case at all. “CBC doesn’t affect the mind or behavior. It can control seizures and even treat mental illnesses and addiction.” (Drug Facts) Many senators have started to support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use. “U.S. Senators, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, New York’s Kirsten Gilibrand and Kentucky’s Rand Paul are sponsoring a bill to classify marijuana as a schedule II drug meaning it would be allowed to be used for medicinal purposes.” “The drug enforcement Administration continues to place marijuana in the most dangerous category of narcotics.” (Halper) “The federal government should never get in the between patients and their medicine, “ Said Rep. Barbara Lee.” (qtd. in Halper) The will of the people is clear: The majority of the states have enacted medical marijuana laws, Congress has voted twice now to protect those patients, and a federal judge has upheld" the measure, Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) wrote in an email. "How many times does the Justice Department need to be told to back off before it finally sinks in?" (qtd. in

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