Arguments For Marijuana

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It’s an idea that has always caused an argument in the medical field. Should marijuana be used for a medicinal purpose? It has become legal in 23 states, including the capitol of our country Washington D.C. However, marijuana without medical use is still legal. Many physicians question the use of marijuana for a medicinal purpose. Others think that it should be legal for medicinal purpose. Physicians that oppose it are saying that there is harmful side effect, and it isn’t all “good” as people say it is. Other physicians disagree and say that, it is medical “miracle” for patients suffering through pain or any chronic/terminal illness. Whatever they may believe, it is still a hot topic in the medical field of science today. They are performing …show more content…
Especially if they involve to do anything with medical issues. Everyone has the right to be entitled to their opinion. So what makes the opposing side to medicinal marijuana oppose the use of its use for medicine? Well there are several reasons to why they believe it should not be used for medical use. They believe that marijuana is bad for you because, it has dangerous side effects. It can affect their health when it is smoked. According to research, “Marijuana takes the risks of tobacco and raises them: marijuana smoke contains more than 400 chemicals and increases the risk of serious health consequences, including lung damage.” (“Marijuana Is Dangerous for Its Users and Others” 2011.) Another fact is,” The immediate physical effects of marijuana include a faster heartbeat (by as much as 50%), bloodshot eyes, and a dry mouth and throat. It can reduce short-term memory, alter one 's sense of time, and reduce concentration and coordination.” (“Drugs of Abuse—Origins, Uses, and Effects: Marijuana” 2011.) “They believe it messes with your metal state of mind. A lot of people think that it does not relax you at all. In fact, Research shows that, “Some effects of marijuana use can include feelings of panic, anxiety and paranoia.” (“10 facts about Marijuana” 2014.) However, these symptoms are only temporary. These are basically the two points that the people who are opposing argue with. These points are very …show more content…
There is a reason I am writing this argument/research paper, it is to express my opinion on the issue of this topic. So what is my viewpoints on the legalization of medicinal marijuana? My stand on it is that, it should be legal for medicinal use. Medicinal Marijuana should be legal as a medical option for people with disabilities, chronic, and terminal illness. It has less side effects than prescription medication, not as addictive as prescription medication, and medicinal marijuana is cheaper than most prescription medication. Surprisingly for an illegal drug, it has less side effects then what most people think. Most prescription medication has harmful side effects to them and plus you can overdose on them. Dr. Elders stated that, “You can fatally overdose on prescription drugs, or even over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin or acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol).” (“The Globe and Mail” Elders, 2002.) However, no know death has ever accord on an overdose on marijuana. Viagra has killed more people than marijuana has killed any, which by the way is zero. However, there are side effects just like any other kind of drugs. It actually proven that marijuana is less addictive then most prescription drugs on the market. Statics has shown that, “Marijuana was ranked lowest for withdrawal symptoms, tolerance and dependence (addiction) potential; it ranked close to caffeine in the

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