Medical Marijuana: Proponents Vs. Opponents

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In 1970, the U.S. Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, because they considered it to have “no accepted medical use.” Since then, 23 out of 50 U.S. states, and DC, have legalized the medical use of marijuana.

 

THOSE 23 STATES:

• Alaska

• Arizona

• California

• Connecticut

• DC

• Delaware

• Hawaii

• Illinois

• Maine

• Maryland

• Massachusetts

• Michigan

• Minnesota

• Montana

• Nevada

• New Hampshire

• New Jersey

• New Mexico

• New York

• Oregon

• Rhode Island

• Vermont

• Washington

 

PROPONENTS: 

• Can help dull the pain of cancer, AIDS, MS, epilepsy, glaucoma, etc.

 

OPPONENTS:

• Too dangerous to use

• Lacks FDA-approval

• Various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary

• Addictive

• Gateway drug (outlet to harder and more deadly drugs)

• Interferes with fertility

• Impairs driving ability

• Injures lungs, immune system, and brain

• Front for drug legalization and recreational use

 

The facts are listed, and clearly there are more cons than pros. Yet, 23 states legalized it, after it was deemed to have “no accepted medical use.” Matter of factly, all drugs mask your pain, but much like an “elephant in the room” it will always linger.

– Jessica Osborn

 

Resources:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis

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