Essay on 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.
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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