Medical Marijuana Debate Essay

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Intro Many people have been bias about the topic of Marijuana being a new cure that helps patients with illnesses instead of pharmaceutical drugs helping the patients die quicker. As we know the cost of pharmaceutical drugs are going up in price by the minute, but there have been some studies that Marijuana is helping more patients and its less cost effective then medicine. We know that many people are against marijuana drug, and we have a lot of politicians that are fighting that this drug to be more harmful then good for patients. Many States are starting to follow Colorado and Washington, but the federal government is starting to patent the drug as well as pharmaceuticals are researching the drug to sell as we know they are there to make …show more content…
Stated in an article by Waterloo cedar falls courier, “Many physicians and other supporters argue that marijuana can benefit cancer, multiple sclerosis and AIDS patients, as well as people who suffer from a number of other conditions. Those include chemotherapy-induced nausea and appetite loss. Many who oppose the use of marijuana for medical reasons often argue that it could lead to abuses, including people trying to obtain fraudulent medical diagnoses.” The outcomes of marijuana ban in most states is that many sick people cannot legally access the medicine that works best for them. For many ill people, the medical marijuana is the only medicine that can relieve their pain and suffering, or treats symptoms of their medical …show more content…
However, the medical use of marijuana still remains an illegal drug under federal law. The patients in the remaining states are without any legal access at all. Even in states where medical marijuana laws exist, patients and providers are vulnerable to arrest and interference from federal law enforcement. Stated an article (Fuoco, 2015), “Nationally, a historic bill was unveiled in the U.S. Senate last month that would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana, moving it out of the most severe category in the government 's drug classification of having no medicinal value.” Since the drug is still legal in most states eventually the drug will be legal in all states and countries will hopefully see the benefits of it and legalize it as

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