Essay on Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1648 Words May 11th, 2016 7 Pages
About a year ago, I was on the internet and found an interesting article that moved me.
A little girl was suffering from chronic seizures and the prescribed medicine by many doctors was not helping her. The girls ' family decided to do their own research, they wanted to do anything to help her. They found that marijuana could be used to alleviate and prevent seizures. To their surprise the treatment worked, nearly freeing her from the seizures. This event still makes me wonder how many others are out there,being denied of a viable medicinal treatment. Even though the legalization of marijuana can create some problems, such as increasing second hand smoke, it must be legalized because it will generate tax revenue, reduce racial prejudice, aid with alarming health symptoms, and even improve the lives of non-users. First off, cannabis is a better alternative than opioids, which are prescription based pain-killers. When we get an annoying headache, it can be annoying and it distracts us from work and other activities. To relieve the pain, standard over-the-counter pain relievers can be used, and they work most of the time. However, some people require stronger pain medications to battle migraines, cancer, and broken bones. On the other hand, these opioids can be highly addictive, which can result in abuse and dangerous side-effects. Having these pills in a house with children is dangerous since it is very easy to overdose on them. Research done by Marcus A. Bachuber found…

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