Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

1076 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Medicinal Marijuana
The legalization of marijuana has been a highly controversial topic in the past few years, due to it being a “gateway drug” so to speak and hasn’t been used in the best manner. However not everyone uses it for the sole purpose of just getting high, some people need it for medical reasons. The marijuana when legalized will not just be for sale on the streets, you will have to get a prescription for the medical marijuana. So the fear of people having the convenience of just leaving the house to get drugs is not necessary because without a proper doctor’s prescription no one will be getting the said medication. I am a strong believer in the legalization of marijuana.
Marijuana has always had a bad reputation due to famous rap songs always being about getting high on “weed” at parties or anywhere and for no medical reason. Which makes people skeptical of it being legalized however it is an actual medication treatment. As stated by Doctor Anne Harding “...headaches, a disease like cancer, or a long-term condition, like glaucoma or nerve pain”, so medical marijuana does help people get relief from their pains as well as it improves their appetite. This is why it should be legalized; if a medication can help someone to be able to not be in pain it should be used. Why would I want to not be able to give a person the medicine they needed just because I know others use it for bad things?
People misuse marijuana but there is no way around that, people are going to…

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