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Medical Marijuana Legalisation Australia Mc Guire College, English Speech

722 words - 3 pages

Good morning/afternoon Mrs.Bostan
Today I am here to talk to you about the legalisation of medicinal marijuana, currently a highly-debated topic in the media. Medicinal marijuana has beneficial effects that have been proven to help people suffering with things such as, nausea from cancer chemotherapy, muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis, pain from osteoarthritis, seizure disorders and has even been found to relieve symptoms of anxiety. The move to legalise medicinal marijuana will affect millions of Australians, providing them with the relief they need. There are two sides to this debate, many people believe that medicinal marijuana should not be legalised due to it having negative consequences on your health, whilst other people believe that it should be legalised due to its beneficial qualities. I believe that medicinal marijuana should be legalised in Australia, as long as it is strictly controlled, due to its proven beneficial effects.
Medicinal marijuana has many beneficial uses. It has been proven to subside nausea caused from cancer chemotherapy, muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis and has been found to relieve symptoms of anxiety. A large number of people in the United States, have found that since being prescribed medicinal marijuana, their symptoms have decreased and pain has subsided, showing that medicinal marijuana has had a positive effect on their health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that patients who smoked marijuana found that it can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from cancer chemotherapy, along with this, recent studies have shown that the THC, can cause death in certain types of cancer cells growing in labs, this has not yet been tested on cancer cells growing in humans, although studies have been planned. Multiple sclerosis patients have found medical marijuana to be an effective treatment for muscle spasms without the serious side effects that conventional drugs cause. The theory is that cannabidiol (an active chemical compound in marijuana) turns on nerve receptors that affect motor functioning. There is a lot of controversy over whether medicinal marijuana can treat anxiety or not as some people believe it actually causes anxiety. Studies show that the presence of CBD in marijuana is the main ingredient used to treat anxiety, whilst the THC in marijuana can have reverse effects on the treatment of anxiety. I believe that if medicinal marijuana is proving to have positive effects on people’s health and is providing...

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