Essay about Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

848 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
As the paper hits your lips and your lungs inhale the five leaves, green plant, all your pain, suffering, and worries fade. In the United States, only twenty-one states have legalized medical marijuana and fifteen have limited legalization of marijuana. Doctors tried to increase the use of marijuana to help fight the pain from “cancer, nausea from chemotherapy, the wasting syndrome of AIDS, glaucoma, epilepsy and certain neurological and psychiatric disorders” (“Letters). In Canada, doctors have found positive results from using marijuana medically. Legalizing marijuana for medical reasons, in all fifty states, is important for the growth of medical treatments that could use it to fight off diseases like cancer, neurological disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Countries that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes have found many solutions. In the United States, medical marijuana is illegal, yet the fact that cannabis is legal in some countries, like Canada, and is also being talked about for cancer treatment and palliative care causes confusion in people (Isaacs,). Due to the lack of funding and legalization, not many studies have been done on patients but mostly children, and many do not know the efficacy or long term effects. Although doctors cannot prescribe marijuana, cannabinoids, for epilepsy, the conversation continues. The only way to prescribe medical marijuana would be if the child is enrolled in a clinical trial; however, for many, marijuana is…

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