Should medical cannabis be legalized?
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1) Medical marijuana relaxes and helps cancer patients, among other diseases. It can remove their pain and make it easier for them to recover. According to http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com..., there are more then 50 different diseases treatable. Marijuana is nothing more then a plant, and if it helps people, who are we to deny it to the sick?
2) Opium is used in medicine, most commonly for pain relief. (i.e, morphine) Opium, again, is just a plant. Medical marijuana has the same pain-relieving properties and is also a plant. If one is okay, why is medical marijuana not in some countries/states? Is it only because society has been force fed garbage that marijuana will kill you if you take one joint? Anything is bad in large amounts, and marijuana is better with its effects then alchohol or cigarettes, which can kill you and CAUSE cancer.
Do you want to know what the difference between cigarettes and pot joints are? One can help cancer patients, the other can CAUSE cancer patients. Sure, marijuana has been linked to causing cancer in large doses, but we're talking about MEDICINE here- prescriptions by professionals and NOT recreational drugs.
But also medical marijuana would start to be sold on the streets for a "pain killer". Probably at lower price then buying it when it is prescribed to you. This could lead to over doses of the medication and death.
Yes smoking a cigarette and alcohol do cause cancer but marijuana recreational used in large doses which is even more possible when legalized can cause cancer and with the increase crime it will cause even more deaths.
Number two when I said "they could grow some for medical uses and then sell some, or smoke it them self's for recreational use" I was talking from the growers view point not some one who has cancer. To now add to this, a person could steel a plant from the grower then sell that to some one else for recreational use.
Finally, you did not say any thing about the increase of crime, high school drop out and cancer patients it will create. In some parts of Alaska where medical marijuana has been legalized this has all ready happen, not to mention lots of recreational use to.
Secondly, with the right control, no, nobody would 'steal a plant from the grower'. Thats ridiculous. Farms are protected in any event, and that includes the production and farming of marijuana. Opium needs to be farmed for medical uses, and you don't see any reports of crack, pot and drug addicts creeping over the fences and taking it by the handful. Same with the farmers themselves. You don't hear reports of opium being stolen by farmers, do you? Even if they did steal the cannabis for recreation, I don't see what the big deal is. Tobacco is linked to cancer far more then marijuana ever has been- all marijuana does is relax you. Sure, in big quantities it can turn you dumb, but too much of anything is a bad thing.
'Number one I never said if some one had cancer they would be smoking weed for recreational purposes.'
Yes, however cancer is a major disease that medical cannabis would be used to treat. By claiming it would be easier for them to get marijuana, you're pretty much implying that cancer patients or disease ridden people who need to get a permit from professionals before even being ISSUED the drug wish to smoke it for fun and not to slighten their pain. If opium is
already used in some medicines as a pain killer, why not marijuana? The painkilling effects are nearly exactly the same.
http://www.weedbay.net... O what did you say. Yes it is highly unlikely for the grower to take it and smoke it them self's but this does prove it is possible for people to steal it,and this also proves that people could sell medical marijuana on the streets to poor people with cancer for cheap prices. Plus the to teens that just want to over does on it for fun. You also forgot the possible increase of high school drop outs and with my new evidence crime. With all of this we could be killing more people then saving them.
Second I never implied that cancer patient or people with disease who need to get a permit from professional before even being issued the drug wish to smoke it for fun not to slighted their pain. That would be dumb, read what I have said over again and you will see your mistake. Opium might be all ready used in some drugs but it's not smoked like weed at all. PLUS with more marijuana their is a bigger chance of their being more deaths with it then opium. To add to that if opium is just as good as marijuana which you have basically said why not just use opium instead with a lower risk in crime , high school drop outs and death.
Finally I will use this against you did you know that with the help of sharks and naked mole rats they can help us finally get rid of cancer. Search both of these up Shark blood antibodies - Cancer research - This Blue " and http://www.telegraph.co.uk... when this fully in force medical marijuana will no longer be needed
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Vote Placed by Eli01 2 years ago
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