The Fight For the Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana
There Megan lied, shaking in spasm, body aching in pain and to top it off unable to see. She had been suffering from a disability named Cerebral Palsy (CP) as well as beeping legally blind since birth. Sadly, for her disability, there is no cure, just harsh painkillers prescribed to cope with the pain. To make it even worse, in the state she lives in, Rhode Island, the natural medicine she needs is illegal for purchase. All of the country, thousands of people are suffering from life threatening diseases and unable to legal obtain their miracle medication, Marijuana. Meanwhile in California, in previous months Matt was in the same situation, but now Matt is living a better quality of life all because of marijuana. In spite of the controversies, opening medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island will help patients suffering from cerebral palsy and other disabilities be able to safely take medication without fearing addiction or suffering from side effects, decrease the amount of money spent on prescription medication and most of all greatly impact the symptoms for the better. Cerebral Palsy is a very troubling disability. It is a brain injury that usually occurs at birth. There are three different kinds of Cerebral Palsy, spastic, athetoid, and ataxic. All of the types have something to do with coordination, muscle control and fine motor skills. There are worse cases than others that effect important functions and everyday tasks such as breathing, eating and learning. Cerebral Palsy is an incurable disability and doesn’t get better or worse. “Cerebral palsy is one of the most common congenital (existing before birth or at birth) disorders of childhood. About 500,000 children and adults of all ages in the United States have the condition” (“Cerebral Palsy” 1). Because it is incurable and so many people have it, there are many medicines to cope with the pain and spasms. Although, most of them are...
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