Medical Marijuana Has Health Benefits Essay

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Medical Marijuana has Health Benefits
Say yes to drugs, Marijuana is what I mean. Over the years Marijuana (cannabis) used to be illegal and deemed as harmful to our system. Ever heard people say smoking weed can kill your brain cells or smoking weed is a gate way drug. People also will say that “once you do Pot that you will need to move on to harder drugs like LSD, Heroine, and Cocaine to get the same "thrill". Sounds good, but it just isn 't so” (Marc Perkel).
What is medical marijuana? “Medical marijuana is used as a form of herbal therapy which is recommended for chronic pain or nausea. Also knows as medicinal cannabis, it consists of flowers and subtending leaves and stalks of mature pistillate of female parts Brain. Marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for conditions such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, migraines, glaucoma, and epilepsy” (LawBrain). “Because the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses or symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use” (NIDA).
Marc Perkel insists that, “As compared to most drugs, Pot is the least dangerous. Pot is not an addictive drug.” Marijuana (pot) should be used in moderation especially for medical purposes. “Keep in mind, though, that there are negative effects of smoking too much pot or using it for non-medicinal purposes. When overused or abused, pot can lead to…

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