Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal Essay

924 Words Aug 27th, 2015 4 Pages
Marijuana is a great plant, that can be utilized for many purposes. The most useful being a medicine. Marijuana has been legalized in may states for medical use as well as recreational use in some states. In a world of chronic disease and pain, a solution to these issues exists. Many of the prescription drugs out there right now are only temporary fixes that cause more problems in the long run. Medical marijuana has been proven to alleviate many problems that dangerous prescription drugs can fix but without the negative side effects. The negatives of responsible marijuana use are none, while the negatives of responsible prescription drug use are may. Further look at recreational marijuana should be done, because even recreational use of alcohol is a bad thing in certain situations. That being said, Marijuana as a medicine is a very valuable thing. Medical Marijuana should be legalized at a national level here in the United States. Doctors, scientific researchers and DEA representatives alike, have all stated on their own account that marijuana is a valuable use in the medical field. Doctor Joycelyn Elders has been quoted as saying, “The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them.” she goes on to say that,”it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of…

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