Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Medicinal Use
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I feel strongly that the use of cannabis should not only be legalized but encouraged in cases where it could actually help. My uncle was diagnosed with MS 9 years ago and slowly his body started to deteriorate from the inside. He became unstable in his walking ability and the pain from the deterioration caused him to have extreme difficulty sleeping. Once he was prescribed Marijuana he called my father in tears of happiness, for the medicine had allowed him not only to walk with complete balance, but even to jog. Upon use of his medical Cannabis in the evenings he was able to sleep without any problems. Now as the disease has progressed his walking has become even more unbalanced but there is no denying that the Marijuana still helps him manage the searing pain from the deterioration of his nerves. Cannabis still allows my uncle to sleep through the night without having to worry about waking in the middle of the night in terrible and excruciating pain. This herb has made the life of a terminally ill person that much easier, and how dare anyone deny him this right.
It is ludicrous to think that the federal government wishes not only to deny him the right to a less painful way of life but they also wish to arrest him and others in similar positions for simply wishing to live as much of a pain free life as possible.
The drug in mention might relieve pain, but also would harm the body, and cause more threatening side effects to the patient. Since marijuana does do harm to the body while relieving pain, patients should instead try pain killers that do less damage to the body.
On another note
By legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, the percentage of illegal marijuana trade would go up drastically. Drug dealers could possibly fake illnesses to get said drug, or people with illnesses that requires said drug would get the drug and sell excess drugs to another party.
examples of drug dealing through legalization of medicinally used marijuana
Party A fakes a disease to get the drug
Party A then sells drug to party B
Party A has ms and gets subscribed a marijuana based drug
Party A sells marijuana to party B who overdoses, and dies.
Party A goes to a different hospital/pharmacy and gets a different prescription for a pain killer
1 month later party A refills his prescription for the marijuana based drug and sells to party C who has negative side effects
cycle repeats through the whole **** alphabet
1. "Party A fakes a disease to get the drug Party A then sells drug to party B"
What my opponent is automatically assuming is that doctors do not have either the integrity to prescribe the MEDICINE to people who actually need it or they are just to stupid to realize when someone is faking symptoms to legally obtain an illegal substance.
2. "Party A sells marijuana to party B who overdoses, and dies." Here my opponent simply is stating the impossible, it is IMPOSSIBLE to overdose on Marijuana. There has never been a single documented case IN HISTORY of someone who has overdosed or died from the use of the Cannabis Sativa plant.
3. "Party A goes to a different hospital/pharmacy and gets a different prescription for a pain killer
1 month later party A refills his prescription for the marijuana based drug and sells to party C who has negative side effects." First, I would like to know what negative side effects party C would be suffering from after the use of the excess Marijuana, but I had trouble understanding the line of events in my opponents third example.
Also my opponent says that with the legalization of medicinal Marijuana the illegal drug trade would increase. I disagree on the simple grounds that people who already illegally use Marijuana will still get it from whoever they get it from or if they actually need the herb for medical reasons they could get a prescription and get it legally which would actually decrease the amount of people illegally obtaining Marijuana.
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