Medical Marijuana Essay

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Week 9 Research Paper
Medical Marijuana

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August 11, 2013

Medical Marijuana

~“Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. [Arresting people for] medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It’s an outrage within an outrage within an outrage”~
~Peter McWilliams~
Author and Advocate for Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana has found its place once again as the medical plant that is recognized for its healing potential and properties. How the Government has suppressed its positive potential and healing powers for over 25 years. With the help frommany patients, loved ones, research
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The ancient anointed ones were literally drenched in this potent mixture"
(Bennett, 2003). "Marijuana proponents suggest that the recipe for the anointing oil passed from God to Moses included cannabis, or kaneh-bosm in Hebrew. They point to versions calling for fragrant cane, which they say was mistakenly changed to the plant calamus in the King James version of the Bible" (Kari, 2010). Cannabis was good enough for Moses and God, then how come it is not good enough for us now ? The United States Government wants to be in control and regulate everything we do as a United States citizens. Marijuana was once considered a pharmaceutical medication used for a wide verity of reasons. In fact cannabis has a deep rooted history, in what is now known as the United States of America.
“Christopher Columbus brought Cannabis Sativa to America in 1492”
(420 Milestone History Marijuana, n.d.). “From 1000 to 1500, the use of marijuana spread further. In 1619, a law passed in Jamestown Virginia Colony which required farmers to grow hemp. The French and British grew hemp in the Colonies of Port Royal, Virginia and Plymouth”
(420 Milestone History Marijuana, n.d). “Marijuana also became a major trade item between
Central America and South Asia during this time. The United States also had

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