Negative Effects Of Medical Marijuana

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Drugs are bad for everybody that’s common sense, right? Marijuana, however, isn’t a drug it is a plant. It can be used just like cotton and other plants used to make materials. The only difference is that it is more durable than the others. Marijuana only has two known chemicals in it. Those are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the only mind altering chemical, yet it has no negative effects. Marijuana has many other names, such as weed, hemp, cannabis, THC, smoke, and Maryjane. It is quite beneficial, though. Marijuana can be used for medical reasons, to better the economy, and to bring more jobs. It is also better than other drugs.
Medicinal marijuana isn’t considered a drug when it is used
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The chemicals found in marijuana, mainly THC can help people who have a fatal illness live longer. Even if it is just a little bit longer, that’s a little bit longer that that family gets to spend with that person. The natural pain relieving qualities found in THC would reduce the pain that a patient is in, making life a little bit easier or temporarily better for him or her. What if marijuana could cure cancer or even just help slow it down? The National Institute on Drug Abuse also states, “Extracts may help kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others . . . slow the growth of cancer cells from one of the most serious types of brain tumors” (NIH). Combined with chemotherapy and radiation treatment, this could solve many types of cancer, therefore saving lives. If it was someone important in the United States wouldn’t we do everything in our power to make them better? So if marijuana has qualities that can save lives, why is it illegal? Because the government wants the money that is spent on criminalizing it, maybe. Since it is a plant and can be grown by almost anyone, it could affect the income the government would get off it. It being illegal makes it difficult to grow and use. Marijuana could also be the answer to other diseases and disorders, but people will never know because it’s

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