Essay on The Blunt Truth

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The Blunt Truth
Many people wonder what marijuana is and if it should it be legalized. Marijuana comes from the hemp plant, it is the dried leaves of female flowers. Marijuana has been called a gateway drug for years, making many people believe that if they use it they will then become addicted to hard drugs. However, unlike cigarettes that contain tobacco and other illegal drugs such as speed, cocaine, and heroin, marijuana is not addictive. Marijuana is a misunderstood plant that many people assume is dangerous. The usage of marijuana (also known as cannabis) can actually be very beneficial not only to oneself but also to their country. The legalization of marijuana in the United States would benefit the States society economically,
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(2014). By legalizing marijuana it will eliminate unnecessary crime rates and convictions on minor infractions, thus freeing up the police for more relevant duties. There will also be a reduction of illegal drugs on the streets, and less money for unwanted and unneeded drug dealers. The reduction in suicides could not only come for the legalization of recreational marijuana but also medical cannabis.
The medical benefits that the legalization of marijuana would bring to the U.S would help so many people that are in need. They are now able to custom tailor different stands of marijuana to meet the needs of different medical conditions. Some of the different strands would help relieve muscle spasms, arthritis, epilepsy, migraines, fatigue, nerve damage chronic pain, inflammation, and even asthma. There have been patients who also are able to find relief with anxiety, stress, depression, anorexia, insomnia and there are some strands that are even able to increase ones appetite if needed. There are people with so many different chronic diseases and conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, endometriosis, and chronic cystitis and so many more that would benefit from the use of medical cannabis. It would provide more treatment options for these various diseases and conditions. Cannabis alleviates pain

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