Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

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Angel Montanez
CAS 100A
Mrs. Brennan
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Preparation Outline
(The Key to Higher Health)

(Title)
I. The Key to Higher Health
(Specific Purpose)
II. To inform my audience on the health benefits of medical marijuana. (Central Idea)
III. Marijuana has many beneficial medical uses despite its common stigma. (Introduction)
IV. A woman goes to the doctor for an annual checkup since she has been feeling quite ill lately, but passed it off for the change of seasons. V. During her visit, the doctor performs a physical assessment noticing a lump in the back of her neck, and sends a sample to be tested. VI. After following up with the test results the woman is informed she has a malignant tumor and will have to undergo chemotherapy treatment. A. Months into treatment, her physical appearance is withered away because she cannot eat nor keep down anything she attempts. B. Due to the vicious spells of nausea vomiting and diarrhea, the woman is now at risk of dying from malnutrition. VII. Used throughout history for thousands of years as an herbal remedy, medicinal marijuana was offered to reverse her loss of appetite as well as a pain management therapy that restored a quality of life which was lost. VIII. Working at Abington Memorial Hospital has opened my eyes to a greater use for what people normally think of when they hear of the use of marijuana. IX. I wanted to research further of how marijuana can treat those who are ailing in life threatening sicknesses.

X. Today I would like to share the experiences I have had while working with patients that have benefited in their health by the treatment of medicinal marijuana, when medical marijuana is appropriate, and what conditions can be treated with positive effects.

XI. Transition: (Let’s begin with my experiences I have encountered first hand with illness and the use of medical marijuana.)

(Body)

XII. I have worked at...
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