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The Argument In Favor Of Medicinal Cannabis

1399 words - 6 pages

With cannabis being one of the most widely used illicit drugs on the planet; I have always wondered the purpose for the illegality of the plant. Dating all the way back to early periods in the ancient Chinese civilizations, cannabis has been used as a medicine to treat all kinds of aches and illnesses. In the world today, it is most common for people to use laboratory, chemically made prescription or OTC (over the counter) drugs for a variety of cures. The problem with this though is people are unaware of the harmful risks and side effects that come with the use of those drugs. Cannabis is a much safer, less addictive alternative to prescription medications, which can be taken in many forms to help treat many diseases and pains.
Prescription medications are becoming more and more of a problem the United States. Not only are these medications helping increase crime, drug abuse and even deaths in the country, they are tearing the nation apart. Since doctors prescribe medications and they have earned a doctorate degree practicing medicine, they are usually trusted by many patients and they take the medicine as prescribed. The thing most people don’t understand is if you don’t follow the prescription directly as ordered by your doctor, the medicine did not work the way it was supposed to. Pain medications are perhaps the most dangerous form of medicine, for the fact they come with the highest risk of addiction and overdose. When a patient is prescribed any type of pain medication, you must be careful to take only the amount prescribed by the doctor because not doing so could cause a dependency or overdose. If someone takes too much of a medicine, they could potentially overdose and could put their life in serious danger. I can’t speak for the rest of America, but if I had a child, I wouldn’t want to have the chance of them getting a hold of something that looks like an M&M that could put them in the hospital. People think that the child proof caps on the pill bottles can prevent this sort of thing from happening, but I know from personal experience that people don’t always take the correct precautions. When I was about 3 years old, I grabbed two of my grandfather’s pills off of a counter and ingested them. Hours later I was in Shock Trauma, being brought back to life. The fact that I died and came back to life is insane and I am very thankful for it. I believe this happened for a reason, to make sure everyone is aware of the dangers “behind the counter”.
If the nation could come together and realize how bad these drugs are for adults and especially children, we might be able to decrease the number of deaths by overdose on OTC or prescription drugs. The best and most efficient way to do that would be to legalize the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and make these deadly drugs illegal. The cannabis plant is made up of about 80 cannabinoids with the two main ones being delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). According to the US...

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