Smoke 15,000 joints in less than 20 minutes to die from marijuana overdose.(The Union) Medical marijuana is less harmful than most other legal tobacco products. Medicinal marijuana has potential to help bring thousands of jobs and help ailing people with pain. Medical cannabis has a negative stigma attached by the government and the public with it being addictive and harmful to the body. Many believe that marijuana is a gateway drug but false facts and naive people create false hope for those who truly know what cannabis can do to the mind.Medical cannabis for centuries has been used for its soothing and hallucinogenic qualities.
(Argument 1)From 1900 to 1940 marijuana, opium and cocaine were considered everyday drugs. After the United States outlawed both opium and cocaine,the United States government became very strict on their cannabis laws and it soon became frowned upon. Around the 90’s and early 2000s scientist began to discover that marijuana can significantly help people that became ill. Medicinal marijuana has been tested to help people with many forms of disease such as cancer, AIDs, cataract and severe depression. Doctors began to realize the potentials that medical cannabis had on
the body and wanted it legalized all across the country. The first state to take action was California in 1996. States followed after California's actions and now 20 other states have legalized medicinal marijuana since then. The U.S. federal government has tried to prevent patients from obtaining cannabis and threatened physicians who prescribe it with criminal prosecution or loss of their license to practice.
(Argument 2) Smoked marijuana damages the brain, heart, and immune system. Smoking Marijuana impairs learning and interferes with memory, perception, and judgment. But the positives outweigh the negatives, medical cannabis has been know to treat people with epilepsy,sclerosis, and to counteract the harsh drugs people use to treat these diseases.The cannabinoids inside medical marijuana have many distinct properties,including pain-relieving, anti-oxidative, anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory. Marijuana users typically smoke much less than tobacco users.There have been no reports of lung cancer related to marijuana, and in a large study presented to the American Thoracic Society in 2006, even heavy users of smoked marijuana were found not to have any increased risk of lung cancer. Unlike heavy tobacco smokers, heavy marijuana smokers showed no change to the lung's airway. Displaying that people will not develop emphysema from smoking marijuana.
( Argument 3) The first written accounts of the use of cannabis date back to the chinese in 28 B.C. Modern science and medicine has determined that there are true medicinal uses to the drug and has led it to become a legal medicine in some states.One of the many uses of marijuana is to calm the nausea and vomiting that chemotherapy causes. This, combined with the increased appetite, helps many...