Medical Marijuana Essay

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  • Medical Demonization: The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

    To form opinions about medical marijuana, or even recreational marijuana, I feel you have to know the history of how it became illegal. It all started in the early 1900’s just after the Mexican Revolution; Mexican immigrants started coming into the US into Texas and Louisiana. Since they started coming in, of course, they brought their customs with them. At this time cannabis was used for medicines and a relaxant. Mexican immigrants called the plant “marihuana” and since Americans weren’t familiar with the term, they became frightened. The media (go figure-that’s when it started) stirred those fears about cannabis and Mexican immigrants. People didn’t realize that marihuana and cannabis were the same and that they were already using it in their medicines. The “demonization” of the cannabis plant and Mexican immigrants was a way to gain control of Mexican immigrants. The government used marijuana as an excuse to search, detain, and deport immigrants back to Mexico. The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, that banned the marijuana use and sales, was created because of some claims made during some marijuana law hearings in the 1930s. It was claimed that marijuana caused “colored men” to become violent and demand sex from white women. Years later the Act was ruled unconstitutional and was replaced in the 1970’s with the Controlled Substances Act that created Schedules that gave drugs a rank of how dangerous and how addictive it can be. Cannabis was put in the most restrictive class,…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

    Medical Marijuana Picture being extremely sick with Acquired Hypothyroidism which is a condition where the thyroid gland makes too little or no thyroid hormone (Medical Marijuana Helps Treat Acquired Hypothyroidism 1). The condition is treatable but medical marijuana is not legal so you cannot get treatment. Medical marijuana is one of the most debated topics in the United States of America right now. As of 2016, twenty-three states have some type of specific laws that allow a certain amount…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Medical Marijuana

    Medical marijuana has multiple positives if it was legalized in all of America. Marijuana can be used to help with many diseases and illnesses. Medical marijuana can be used to make more jobs for Americans. America as a whole should legalize medical marijuana as other states already have. Many people are not informed about the good effects of medical marijuana even though medical marijuana can help with a number of diseases and health disorders. Medical marijuana has been legalized in a…

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  • Objectives Of Medical Marijuana Essay

    formulated to explore the central phenomenon related to the identified social problem—the potential risk of medical marijuana use by vulnerable populations. The research objectives were developed to narrow the scope and guide the specific actions taken to obtain the information necessary to draw the conclusions that address the purpose of this study. In this section, the themes from both the literature and the research data are summarized and discussed in relation to the research question and to…

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  • Benefits Of Medical Marijuana

    Medical Marijuana Do the Benefits outweigh the Risks? Have you ever thought of marijuana as being a good drug for society and humans? Marijuana being used as a medicine is a topic that has been discussed for a few years now. Marijuana has long been thought of as a drug for people to get their next high, but now research shows it could be used for another purpose in life. Medical marijuana is providing benefits to patients who suffer from a variety of different diseases, both by decreasing…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Medical Marijuana

    Throughout this paper, there will be the highly debatable discussion between legalizing medical marijuana and regular marijuana. Both sides of the argument have their pros and cons and there is an in depth description of both sides of the argument. At the end of the day though, the paper thoroughly supports the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana in general. Medical marijuana less harmful than most other legal tobacco products and has the ability to reduce the pain within ailing…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

    Charles Donner Week 9 Final Expository Essay Sheryl Braswell 05/09/2013 Medical Marijuana Throughout the world there have been many different studies on how to cure illness that have led to a medication called Medical Marijuana. Medications are not very effective as they can have many side effects, a very possible addiction problem, and/or death. Prescriptions are all meant to help cure one thing, but they may have many or few consequences, such as liver failure from taking too many of one…

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  • Legalization Of Medical Marijuana Essay

    Marijuana also referred to as cannabis is a drug that is used for medical or recreational purpose worldwide. Despite the drug being illegal in many parts of the world, recent studies have shown that quite a good number keep using it without the fear of the harsh laws that apply to those found consuming, or in possession of it. There are criminal and legal penalties involved with possessing the drug. Thus it is very important for the country to legalize use of medical marijuana as it will turn…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

    Marijuana is a great plant, that can be utilized for many purposes. The most useful being a medicine. Marijuana has been legalized in may states for medical use as well as recreational use in some states. In a world of chronic disease and pain, a solution to these issues exists. Many of the prescription drugs out there right now are only temporary fixes that cause more problems in the long run. Medical marijuana has been proven to alleviate many problems that dangerous prescription drugs can…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

    When talked about, marijuana has a bad reputation for judgment. Such examples are ‘hippies’, ‘drug lords’, and ‘stoners’. What does not come to a person’s mind is the positive effects medical marijuana can have on the people who need it most. Marijuana is not only used to obtain a high for teenagers, but for any patient with medical issues that can be ingested to fit the patient’s need. Such issues that can be helped from cannabis include helping patient’s symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease,…

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