Legalizing Medical Marijuana Essay

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“Contrary to what we’ve all been mis-taught, marijuana is not a harmful drug, it is a drug remarkable free of toxicity providing it’s used intelligently.” (Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Medical School). Marijuana known as the gateway drug is inaccurately portrayed by society. It has received a bad reputation through the years of misuse and abuse. However, many studies have proven the health benefits of marijuana. Medical marijuana should be legalized because the benefits outweigh the risks, it’s safer than pharmaceuticals and legalization means government control. From examining the findings, marijuana makes a person feel better. A big question is how does it affect the body? Marijuana contains huderds of natural chemical compounds. These …show more content…
The government can enact laws to monitor those that are producing legally vs illegally. The large benefits of legalizing medical marijuana can lower healthcare costs saving the government millions if not billions. Per Ruschmann and Marzilli (2011), Legalized marijuana would be subject to other health and safety regulations. Growers would be required to comply with environmental and labor standards, and farms and factories would be subject to inspection. This could mean a brighter future in helping people who are addicted to harder more poisonous drugs to receive a better quality to help curb their appetite before destruction. Restrictions on where a person could smoke their medical marijuana can be controlled just the same as cigarette smoking is controlled today in public places. Many aspects of government benefits are reviewed to prove the economics of legalizing marijuana. In 2005, Jeffrey Moron, estimated that legalization would save state and local governments a total of about $5 billion per year. Those savings fell into three categories: law-enforcement costs, justice system costs and prison costs. (page …show more content…
What about the patient who suffers from Parkinson could control the shaking of their hand and can eat and can get the rest their body needs to continue living? Everyone will at some point in life experience a health issue that will require the use of a FDA approved medication that will have a long list of side effects. Some of these side effects have been proven to have a lifelong effect that could or can cause the patient to suffer for the rest of their

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