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.
The state law proposition 215 which says, that pot is legal to smoke if
you are using it for medical reasons in terminally ill cases. This proposition
was on the November ballot and was voted into effect. The federal law that was
put into effect no to long ago, states that using marijuana for any reason
including medical reasons is illegal. This law was put into effect by the
president Bill Clintion. I feel that the law enforcers in California should
ignore the federal law or appeal it in court.
There is another drug that is illegal to use in any way but for medical
reasons. That drug is morphine, it is used in hospitals to relieve the sever
pain of any patient. The reason I know this is that recently my mother was in
the hospital for a brain aneurysm and when she got headaches she was given
morphine. This is just like what is going on...