Why Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Many different types of drugs are used for medical purposes. Some of those drugs can be controversial. Medical Marijuana is one of the top most controversial drugs in the United States this year and ever in general. Many believe that it should stay illegal in as many states as it can.
It is already legal in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,
Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana,
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C. But for many as you can see, want it to be legal to help as many people as the drug can.
Medical Marijuana can be used for many
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But medical marijuana can either help or even get rid of these diseases if only medical marijuana was legal everywhere in the United States. One doctor, who treats people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, said that she could see a better change in her patients because they sere self-

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One reason medical marijuana is not legalized in all the United States is that the FDA does not approve of it. The reason they do not approve is that they have not conducted enough trials to show the benefit of using medical marijuana. Another less known reason is that some congressmen will not vote to allow the drug to be legalized because they do not want it to affect their run at either the same position or run for a higher job. But much of the public opinion that does not want it say that it is too dangerous, or that it will not even help the people that are sick or they do not want it getting in the wrong hands.
People who think that either medical marijuana is bad or they do not want it to
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The most common reason that people do not want marijuana to be legalized is that it could be easier to get for the younger generation or just in general easier to get. One opinion on this is that “Medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and recreational use”. Another opinion is “No because, medical marijuana isn’t as good as the effects say. It will coat your lungs in smoke and other harsh chemicals. Trying to save yourself from a disease isn’t as good as actually caring for your lungs. Smoking medical marijuana won’t help your lungs, which will lead to lung cancer, it’s just bad!” Even though this is a true statement to some extent, I guess this person did not know that you do not have to just smoke medical marijuana to get its effects to help you. You can either take a pill or something of that sort to get the full effects as well.
Medical marijuana has many benefits, but can also have a few setbacks. With it being such a strong drug and it not having a very good reputation, many can see why this drug has not been legalized in all of the United States. But why should it not be legalized? It has been proven to treat or help certain kinds of diseases and has not been known to kill anyone, unlike many

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