Legaliziaton of Medical Marijuana

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Noah Nunez
English Period 4
12/4/12
Medicinal Marijuana.
In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have "no accepted medical use." (http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/) After this act only 17 states of the US have legalized the use of medical marijuana. In my opinion medicinal marijuana should be legal across the united states of America. It should be legal only for medicinal purposes, not for everyday use. In the 17 states that marijuana is legal has only shown positive results to the legalization. One of those states is California. SB 420 or better known as medical marijuana protection act was signed to allow the use of cannabis.

People who have cancer, aids, Cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic diseases are allowed to use marijuana as like a medicine, or an antibiotic. People with cancer for an example can take in marijuana before there chemotherapy to calm them down and not be scared or in pain while in chemo. Marijuana can take pain away from people who have cerebral palsy instead of taking pain killers which can be bad tasting or hard to swallow. Patients can recive a doctor recommendation to receive the cannabis. Marijuana can be received in many ways; it can be chemically put into candies like lollipops. Using a “bong” or a vaporizer, marijuana is introduced into the body in a smoke form, but the smoke does not affect the person because it is water vapor. If a person chooses they can have it into their favorite food. Marijuana can be used in butter spreads or even oil. The food tastes the same, but will get the person with cancer or any other chronic disease high. The effects of cannabis are different for everyone, but the most common effects are relaxation and tranquility. Yes, marijuana does make you lazy, but if it used properly like medicine with intervals between takings in marijuana, the effects will be used for the persons benefit. Getting...
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