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Outline – Topic: Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Medical Purposes
Thesis Statement: Medical marijuana should be legalized but in the strict control of the doctor.
Paragraph 1: PRO 1
Idea(s) to be developed: marijuana can relieve certain types of pain.
Evidence/Examples: The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS.
Source(s) used: Joycelyn Elders, Mar. 26, 2004
Paragraph 2: PRO 2
Idea(s) to be developed: It's a matter between doctors and patients.
Evidence/Examples:If doctors believe that it does help, and will be useful to the patient, they have the right to appoint it!
Source(s) used: Aug. 9, 2007 - Dennis Kucinich
Paragraph 3: PRO 3
Idea(s) to be developed: Marijuana clearly has medicinal value.
Evidence/Examples: Thousands of seriously ill Americans have been able to determine that for themselves, albeit illegally.
Source(s) used: 1999 - Lyn Nofziger
Paragraph 4: PRO 4
Idea(s) to be developed: Study of marijuana .
Evidence/Examples: I have found in my study of these patients that cannabis is really a safe, effective and non-toxic alternative to many standard medications. There is no such thing as an overdose.
Source(s) used: Nov. 17, 2005 - Philip Denney, MD
Paragraph 5: PRO 5
Idea(s) to be developed: Cannabis is remarkably safe.
Evidence/Examples: Although not harmless, it is surely less toxic than most of the conventional medicines it could replace if it were legally available.
Source(s) used: 1 oct.2007 - Lester Grinspoon, MD
Paragraph 6: CON 1
Idea(s) to be presented: It is addictive.