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Legalization of Marijuana
Justine Sipe
AAGI1875G2
07/17/2013
Aaron Lelito

Legalization of Marijuana
What do people really think about when they think about the legalization of marijuana? Are people thinking that it is a bad idea or a good idea? Marijuana is very good in so many different ways. People do not realize how much marijuana helps people in the long run. Marijuana should be legalized because it helps the body consume food, relax, and it relieves pain. Marijuana is very helpful when it comes to helping the body consume food, it cuts down nausea and with weight loss it increases and restores the metabolism. When it comes to AIDS marijuana can reduce the nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting from the condition itself and the medications as well. Anticancer drugs can cause nausea and vomiting, because they irritate the stomach lining and affect the brain parts that control vomiting. “In 1985, the FDA approved the drug dronabinol---a synthetic form of THC in pill or suppository form---for treatment of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients who do not respond to standard treatment”(Fiket, 2011). When people are on chemo it makes food taste metallic and terrible so they do not what to eat. My family and I had a very close friend that had cancer. She never wanted to eat because she did not like any of the food; she said that she did not want to eat because she would always feel sick and want to throw it right up. My step mom told her to go get her marijuana card so that she could either smoke it or eat the eatables. She was never for marijuana, but then she took my step moms advise and she was able to eat and she did not feel nauseated. “Fifty-five percent of patients who took THC said the drug made food taste better, while 10 percent of patients who took placebo said the same thing, the researchers reported” (Chan, 2011). If anything, marijuana makes you gain weight. One of the side effects is it...