Imagine going about your life normally, doing the things we seem to take for granted like walking, talking, or even living pain free without a second thought. Then one morning you wake up and your sense of balance in off and you fall flat on your face. This becomes more prevalent to the point you call your doctor who in turn admits you into the hospital. After a few tests, the doctor comes into the room with the bad news, you have multiple sclerosis. Your whole world has crashed before your eyes. You can no longer walk, talk, read, write, or see. How do you feel now? This is a true story of a man by the name of Greg Paufler who was diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and found marijuana to be the only drug that could improve his everyday living. Greg Paulfer is not the only patient who has found the effectiveness of marijuana; tens of thousands of patients are using marijuana illegally to treat their suffering. Opponents of medical marijuana believe that the drug has no medical value and no place in the medical field for fear that the steps to legalization would set a standard to legalize all drugs, as well as addiction, violence, and a path to use other more harmful drugs. However, several studies have proven marijuana to be an effective medicine to help alleviate the suffering patients must endure from such aliments as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, and even chronic pain to name a few. Over the past two decades, hundreds of researched articles on medical marijuana have been published informing the government and the public of the possible greatness this drug could do if only it were made available to the patients who so desperately need it. Nonetheless, medical marijuana is still deemed to have no medical value at all and as a result, millions of individuals who could benefit from this drug are left to either take their chance with the law, or make the... [continues]
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