Essay on Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

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Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

There is still more controversial debate over the use of

marijuana for medical purposes. The advantage with using marijuana for medical

reason is, it eases the pain, and relaxes them so they can enjoy the rest of

their life. For these terminally ill patients the marijuana also makes them

happy and enjoyable to be around. The disadvantage is that after smoking it for

an extended period of time the majority of the patients will develop lung cancer.

That is not so bad for them considering there is no cure for their disease. My

stand point on this subject is that it is a good idea for marijuana to be used

as a medical drug for the treatment in terminal illnesses.

The state
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Especially in California where there are more AIDS cases there than any

other place in the nation. All over the state there are clinics that supply

patients with pot for them to use to relax. Some of these places have strict

guidelines for acquiring marijuana and others do not have so strict guidelines.

One of the clinics or clubs(as they call them) was raided and shutdown by state

narcotics agents. The club's name was Cannabis Buyers Club, which has

thousands of members was the one shutdown. The patients that received their pot

there were upset. City Hall, in the first week got 150 calls asking for help.

Officials went to the Healing Alternatives Foundation and asked for help.

Matthew Sharp, the foundation director and an AIDS patient told the mayor that

he would not help because of the guidelines.

Matthew sharp also said he "really never liked to smoke pot." But after

he was diagnosed with wasting syndrome, the smoking helped him to relax and it

helped he over come the nausea and start eating again. That is another way of

how smoking pot has helped these patients start enjoying their lives more.

There are more patients with stories like his and that is why I feel that

Proposition 215 should be enforce and not the federal

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