I am pretty sure you have never heard of some one overdosing on weed right? Exactly, it's impossible. So why shouldn't weed be legal? Plus a blunt a day keeps the problems away. I'm just saying there are a lot of people out there suffering and weed could be their answer, even if the doctor doesn't prescribe some. It could just be what might save them.
If it was legal then hospitals could use it and it could be used instead of pain killers. There would be freedom. For example, if you were out in the woods and you accidentally shot someone then you could reduce the pain with marijuana smoke and not get arrested for it.
I think marijuana should be legal. In a free nation there should be no laws prohibiting a persons freedom as long as they do not harm others. How does smoking pot harm any person? I just don't get it. I don't smoke pot, but feel that if a person want to, they should have every right in the world to do so.
The reason is real simple for me; reduced version is; the classification of cannabis or marijuana is already busted because of a patent being issue to the United States Government proving the medicinal use of the herb., this is undeniable proof.
First cannabis or marijuana is listed as a schedule 1 drug; for those that do not know, this meas is has NO MEDICINAL VALUE at what so ever and also means that the substance is addictive and causes extreme harm. All this is well and good to ban a natural herb, but wait...
The Federal government(the same ones that made the schedule 1 classification up) on October 7, 2003 was issued "US Patent 6,630,507 Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectantss: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.”. The Department to receive this patent(of a natural plant) was The U.S.Health and Human Services.
It's not harmful at all. Only kids under 15 should not smoke marijuana. I'm 15 and I smoke marijuana on a daily basis because I am mostly stressed half the time, and marijuana makes me calm and relaxed. I am actually happier and calm when I smoke weed. It's my best friend when I'm down, to be honest.
I do not think it would be a problem to use marijuana for medical purposes. But, there would have to be oversight to make sure that people were not abusing the situation. It should be reserved for people that are in intense pain and need it to function, such as cancer patients.
Marijuana should be legalized because it does wonders for the mind and for people with illness. It can help alot of people out. Everyone is starting to use marijuana for personal reasons. I think that they will legalize it sometime in the near future i hope they do anyways. It is good for the mind and soul
Holding back civilization through the banning of one of our most ancient cultivated plants has got to stop. We have receptacles in our brains to take in the chemicals in hemp -- we are supposed to be together. Of course people are getting sick, we have a hemp deficiency, it's as unnatural to us to not use hemp as it would be for us to be completely vegan. It can be done but it's far more difficult to be healthy and have healthy soil without including hemp. I'm an organic farm owner and will jump at the first opportunity to grow hemp on my property.
Whilst some forms of taking marijuana can be harmful, these are not linked the the plant itself more the mechanism of action of the route used, for example smoking. A governmentally regulated system would provide a much safer market for medical marijuana and there are little negative side effects vs the potential benefits in conditions such as cancer, motor diseases, glaucoma.
Marijuana has some negative short term and long term effects on the human body - but there are also many unpleasant and potentially dangerous side effects that occur from the use of some prescription medications. If a very ill person can be relieved of some suffering through the use of a substance, marijuana should absolutely be legal.
For many people suffering from chronic or terminal illnesses, the pain is nearly unbearable. Many drugs can help to alleviate some of the pain but not all of it. Scientific tests have proven that marijuana can help to reduce pain in many ailments. As long as it is regulated and prescribed by a doctor, there is no harm in allowing people with these kinds of illnesses to use marijuana to help alleviate their pain and discomfort.
I do believe that weed should be legal for medical purposes. If it benefits the illness then it should be used. oxycontin is a very bad drug and used in the street but it is still used for medical treatment. There are a lot of drugs used for medicine that are sold in the street so why not marijuana?
Marijuana has been proven to eliminate pain. If medically legal in the states where the contaminated steroids were administered, we would not have lost a life. When processed into an oil it is taken by mouth to cure many ailments. It is used as a treatment for burns, scar tissue, brain tumors, and even cancer. All with no side effects, other than a euphoric feeling. It sounds like more of a God given miracle than the evil weed that our government has tried to convince us of. If you need more info, then just look up Rick Simpson oil.
With alcohol you can get liver failure and you can die from drinking to much. With marijuana there has not been a documented case of lung cancer in a marijuana only smoker. Also with alcohol there is a higher rate of violence but with marijuana there is a lower rate of violence. The list could go on but i think you all get the idea. And as you can probably tell my view is it should be legalized period.
I believe that marijuana should be legal for adult consumption in general and that it should at least be made legal for those people who suffer from chronic pain to take as a remedy rather than ingesting man made medications that are full of chemicals that are not natural and that cause many side effects. Marijuana is a naturally growing herb that has no bad side effects and causes no harm to the human body.
I think they should legalize pot for use for people with medical conditions when it might help alleviate the pain they are going through. I think it could help people who are undergoing cancer treatments and are suffering from nausea because it has a calming affect on the stomach. It's becoming ever closer to being legalized in general, I think, so for medical reasons, it should be allowed.
No known fatalities through cannabis consumption alone. It's been used for many thousands of years. There are many legally available drugs which have serious and dangerous side effects, yet cannabis has been proven many times to be relatively safe. It is unacceptable that people who are trying to provide symptomatic relief, or to cure themselves or loved ones using a naturally occurring medicinal plant are forced to be treated as criminals in the eyes of the law.
It can be well put to use for cancer patients and patients with other pain related problems. There were six scientific studies that proved smoking marijuana reduces nausea and reduces pain for many patients, especially for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. It should be legalized strictly for medicinal purposes only in my opinion.
There has never been a reported death caused by the use of Marijuana. There is no evidence that Marijuana has the potential to cause any kinds of cancer. Many people already benefit from the use of medical Marijuana. Although Marijuana can become mentally addicting in some users, it cannot become physically addictive, but you can get mentally addicted to anything even FOOD! God made Marijuana. Man made beer. IN GOD WE TRUST!
I think marijuana should be made legal for medical purposes. I think it is one of the few drugs that are impossible to overdose on. It has been scientifically proven to help a long list of ailments, with relatively few side effects. I feel it is a safe alternative to most man-made medications on the market today.
"Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, caffeine and refined sugar are among the most commonly used, potentially habit-forming recreational substances. All are best left out of our daily diets. Only marijuana is illegal, though alcohol and tobacco are clearly more harmful. In several respects, even sugar poses more of a threat to our nation's health than pot." Alcohol is illegal for kids because it is harmful for developing minds. Why not do the same with pot? It's not like marijuana is illegal because of harmful side effects anyways. Hungry, happy, sleepy. Those are the effects. An adult user of cigarettes can expect to get cancer in the near future. An adult user of marijuana can expect a trip to Taco Bell.
My mother in law used marijuana when she was going through chemo and radiation. It was the only way she could keep food down. It greatly reduced her pain, she was able to sleep better, it gave her an appetite. For those reasons alone, I feel that anyone who needs it should be able to use it.
My mother-in-law passed away this year from cancer. While she was going through treatments, she couldn't eat or kick the feeling of nausea, even with the prescription drugs she was given to do so. My sister-in-law talked her into trying marijuana, and it helped immensely. She started smoking a few hits a few times a day, and the nausea subsided and she ended up gaining weight.
Marijuana has been proven effective for battling the pain that many people suffer due to illness. To deny these people this option in treating their pain is completely unreasonable. In reality, marijuana is far less dangerous than strong prescription pain killers anyway. Furthermore, not allowing marijuana to be legalized for medicinal purposes will have little to no affect on peoples' recreational use of the drug.
Like I said i had an accident in 2009. A trash truck ran into me while i was stopped at a red light. Sine then I am still taking pain pills. Even the doctor said the pills are killing my kidneys and liver. Why should i not switch to smoking marijuana. It stops the pain completrly. But I can to it because i can go to prison, lose my job, and Etc. I live in Georgia so it will never pass here.
Marijuana has a bad rap when it comes to the question of legalization. When given to cancer patients, it has been said to give an appetite where there was no desire to eat. It has been given to MS patients to control spasticity. These are a few benefits from a medical view. Comparing the effects of alcohol vs marijauna shows time and time again that marijuana is better.
There is no good reason to keep a God-giving entity that has been is existance for as long as humans. So saying we lived without it is asinine. No one is alive today when it was legal in this nation. We have become an ignorant society to be honest and this plant will help resolve many issues with our economy and health.
I'm being treated for fibromyalgia and a wide array of back problems. I've tried too many medications to count, and have found no better alternative than marijuana. Currently I am taking 900 mg of neurontin daily, as I am firmly against opiods, but the side effects are horrible! It causes dizziness, loss of appetite, frequent migraines, and almost constant nausea, which has caused me to lose 30 lbs in 4 months. I smoke 2-3 joints daily, which both eases the pain and the side-effects, and increases appetite. The combination of neurontin, flexeril, and marijuana is working better for me then all of the meds combined. DECRIMINALIZE IT!
Why can't people just accept that marijuana is a drug that can't harm you. There is plenty of research on both sides, but most of the TRUE pros outweigh the TRUE cons. Tobacco and alcohol are perfectly legal, and they kill people every day. Marijuana has not killed a single person,yet it is still illegal. Keeping marijuana illegal isn't going to stop the use of it. Its just going to put more and more innocent people in jail for nothing.
Help people with ADD/ADHD focus
Help you fall asleep
Calm you down
Be used Spiritually
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This plant can be used in so many different ways, yes it can be used to get high, and who cares. Marijuana has no permanent negative effects and has caused no deaths ever! The people over there---------------------> Say it has been abused in california; think about it, if alcohol was only legal for medical purposes imagine how many problems there would be with that.
Marijuana is only banned because our government can use it as a scapegoat to blame for everything, the reason they make it look so bad is because the government is run by big business and marijuana will cause many businesses go out of lose all their money to a safer, cheaper alternative...
There is not rational explanation as for why marijuana is illegal. Marijuana is not nearly as destructive of dangerous as psychotropic drugs dealt to us by the pharmaceutical industry. According to psychological studied Marijuana has a very low addiction rate, and statistics show that it is very rarely associated with injury or death other than the issue of its illegal distribution. Tobacco and Alcohol has been linked to many more deaths and these are both legal, the later because prohibition, what we are now doing with Marijuana, did not stop the sale and use of the product. Making this legal would decrease the number of illegal operations and associated violence, and the taboo element which attracts youth to engage in the use of it.
The effect that marijuana has on the human body is way better than cigarettes and alcohol. Also the legalization of this plant would stimulate our economy. The government already spends too much on marijuana prohibition. If the government would legalize it and tax it, we would get out of this debt we are in.
The so called "drug" cannabis harms people no more than any painkiller. Sure, people may get addicted to it but it's ten times harder to overdose on it than on other street drugs. Any prescription drug can hurt you and cannabis is doing almost the exact opposite. It numbs pain caused by almost all horrible diseases.
Doctors give out thousands of prescriptions each and every day. Many of these are for drugs that are far more dangerous than marijuana. It has been proven that marijuana helps with many different medical issues and symptoms. It should be utilized for them. So many problems in this country could be solved by the legalization of all drugs for any purpose. There would be less crime, less death by overdose, and the deficit would be reduced because of the taxation. The war on drugs would be over, and I don't believe there would be a higher number of drug abusers than there already are.
Medical marijuana has been proven to serve a medical purpose by most top researchers. Many states have enacted laws allowing for a certain amount of marijuana to be in a person's possession, if they have the qualification from their doctor. I personally have been an advocate of this for many many years. It's time that our government wakes up and starts to listen closely to what advanced research has to say about marijuana, and stop turning a blind eye to it's positive potential.
No one wants a country full of pot heads, but let us be honest about pot marijuana for a moment. The health benefits seem to be legitimate, so it is absurd not to use it as such. In addition the prison system is crammed with people who are for the most part just stupid, not dangerous. Legalize it and tax it to high heaven, and finally pay down this national debt.
Seriously I have been smoking weed for a long time. Nothing bad has ever happened. All this bull crap about how it ruins your life and junk is just ridiculous. The DEA and government is just making it look bad. Its not illegal because its bad, its bad because its illegal. People can drink and smoke cigs why can I get high? Stupid....
We need help to relax, and marijuana can help people to relax or easily to go sleep. It has more advantages than disadvantages, and there is no evidence that it kills humans or is harmful for humans. Because of this, I think that marijuana should be made legal for medical purposes.
Marijuana is NO worse than alcohol or tobacco! There have been no deaths caused by marijuana. There is really no reason it should be illegal. It's just a herb/plant that grows around the world. people should be able to use it however they want. It really causes no problems. It takes away pain, and makes people feel good. Just legalize it!
Marijuana has already been legalized in some states for medical use. Since marijuana has proved effective at treating some conditions and has no major medical side effects, I do believe it should be legalized for medical use.
It's simple. It was outlawed simply because the Government and the FBI wanted to make it a narcotic just by looking at the minimal side effects and not the really good side to it. It is preposterous how millions of people are against it when they know nothing about it, just that it provides pleasure and that that's how most people use it.
Because there are illicit uses for Marijuana doesn't mean that there are not legitimate medical uses for the drug. There are illicit uses for many legalized narcotics but we don't ban the medical use of those narcotics because of the illicit abuses of the drug by drug users. The stigma with marijuana is that it's primary purpose was illicit before the medical benefits were discovered and it is hard to change how we view drugs that have caused so much difficulty in our society. The key is to legislate the illegal uses of marijuana and legalize the medicinal uses of the drug.
There are several medical diseases that cause a person constant pain, and many of them are terminal. Making marijuana illegal is not going to stop most people from smoking it, it is just going to force desperate people into the hands of shady drug dealers. If it was a legal product, it could be taxed to make money for the government, just like alcohol and cigarettes.
All people who use maijuana, for medical purposes, are often happier people, are nicer, and have more of a positive attitude. For the people who are against it, let me tell you this. Would you rather die happy or die sad and in pain? You might have a family member who has/had cancer. Have they ever told you they were in pain? Well Marijuana probubly would have helped their pain so much.
Marijuana helps treat many different problems. From Cancer, HIV, AIDS, Glaucoma, and any other types of pain. Marijuana is good for you. Cannabis can be used for many different tasks. From Making clothes to buildling houses. Legalize it. It's safer than most perscribed drugs. Just marijuana is the best thing in the world.
It is inhumane to deny someone who has a debilitating medical condition any treatment that will ease his pain and, since marijuana has been proven to work in very specific cases, I don't see why the government is preventing them from receiving that treatment. It is only because of its history as an illegal drug that it is being denied. But, these people are not using it for illegal purposes.
Negative and how they can be avoided:
People being prescribed drugs without just cause: make regulations tighter. Make it harder to prescribe. It's not like you can walk in to a doctor's office, ask for some morphine and receive it straight away. If doctors were less willing to prescribe medicines, there wouldn't be a problem
The state has to regulate it: do you have any idea how much money this makes? It also provides jobs, and makes sure that the products being provided are up to standards.
Legalization will encourage people to smoke: in the Netherlands, marijuana has been decriminalized. Not only have they seen NO INCREASE in the number of marijuana smokers, but also the number of hard drug users has not risen, likely due to the fact that people buying marijuana don't have to go to these dealers to buy pot. To give a comparison, in 2008 the BBC aired a program called "Should I Smoke Dope?" (Don't bother watching it, the presenter is the most irritating, naive person I've ever had to watch) where they claimed that since the 70s (so in approximately 30 years) use of heroin had increased by 1000%. Yes, ONE THOUSAND PERCENT. For every 1 heroin addict in the UK in the 70s, there are now 10. Makes you think doesn't it?
Going on from this, do you honestly think NOT legalizing this medicine will discourage people from recreational use of marijuana? If you think this, you are wrong.
Marijuana is addictive: no it isn't. No. Just No. It is physically impossible to be dependent on or addicted to marijuana. A very small number of chronic marijuana smokers (who smoke DAILY) report feelings of sadness when stopping marijuana usage. We're talking less than 1percent of the marijuana smoking population.
Other drugs can have the same effects in a safer way: As I've already said, weed never killed anyone. Those "LEGALLY PRESCRIBED" (karatekid34, I'm looking at you) drugs are not safer at all. It is physically impossible to overdose on THC.
Sources/further reading if you're interested:
Aside from many newspaper articles, University lectures and documentaries... (google should bring up some of the better ones, but be warned , some are very prejudiced, you need to think for yourself and question research sometimes - for example animal studies are of little use, as are case studies and culture specific studies: many of the studies on long-term effects of chronic marijuana use have been done in Jamaica, so cultural differences may effect results)
"Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis" - British Medical Association
"The new social drug: Cultural, Medical and Legal Perspectives on Marijuana" - David E. Smith M.D. (ed.)
"The Drug Legalisation Debate" - James A. Inciardi (ed.)
"The Science of Marijuana" - L. Iversen
There are a lot more, but these are quite interesting if you actually know what you're talking about.
My father has M.S. (Multiple schlerosis). He has smoked it for years, and years. I do believe he has been smoking it since before I was even born. He has been keeping track on what they have been saying for the marijuana effect in politics. He believes it helps with the pain of M.S. If you know what marijuana feels like, it calms your nerves, it makes you feel great. That's all it does. It is almost like a light form alcohol. It really does help with pain in my opinion. It helps emotionally as well as physically. Everyone who says it's "wrong" just because it's drug and that it "messes" with your head, and that it makes you say and do things you would normally do if you weren't on it, but you have to look at other things. They legalized alcohol and cigarettes and they both have higher death rates than marijuana. Marijuana on the other hand, I don't believe I have ever heard of someone dying from the effects of it. If anything, we should be looking towards making cigarettes illegal, NOT marijuana. Marijuana is more of a solution, NOT the problem. Cigarettes and cigars as well as all those other products, have all been proven to be the cause of certain types of cancer, asthma, and a of other medical problems. In my opinion, you have no right to say yes or no on this subject un;ess you know the effects of marijuana as well as felt the effects yourself. NO I am not an addict. The last time I smoked some was months ago. I only do it when I become very depressed. So there is my opinion.
The reason is real simple for me; reduced version is; the classification of cannabis or marijuana is already busted because of a patent being issue to the United States Government proving the medicinal use of the herb, this is undeniable proof.
First cannabis or marijuana is listed as a schedule 1 drug; for those that do not know, this means it has no medicinal value what so ever and also means that the substance is addictive and causes extreme harm. All this is well and good to ban a natural herb, but wait.
The Federal government (the same ones that made the schedule 1 classification up) on October 7, 2003 was issued "US Patent 6,630,507 Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Non psychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.”. The Department to receive this patent (of a natural plant) was The U.S.Health and Human Services.
Marijuana is not that harmful of a drug, and has less of a harmful effect on society than alcohol, which is legal. Most of our fear of marijuana is unreasonable and based on misinformation. Studies have shown marijuana to be helpful in dealing with several different issues, like restoring appetite and reducing nausea in chemotherapy patients, and easing pain in those with glaucoma. To deny these people relief from their suffering is unjustifiable, especially considering marijuana is less dangerous than other drugs currently prescribed, like prescription painkillers.
Weed is far more better than cigarettes and such are for helping people with nerves and such. Pain comes from receptors in the brain where they send signals to one another. Marijuana helps block those receptors from sending those signals, as does alcohol and other products. But alcohol does more than just that, it fogs your mind from thinking, cigarettes stunt growth, cigars and snuff do the same as cigarettes do. Marijuana comes straight from the plant, it only just needs to dried then it is ready for use. So what is the big deal with marijuana? I say we should be more worried about cigarettes than weed.
My brother would be dead without the use of Cannabis. I'm also sure that if the condition went untreated it would have killed him. That being said, if he had succumbed to the barrage of prescription medications his specialist signed for he would be dead a long time ago.
This drug economy needs to be fixed. There is no profit in curing disease so that's why it rarely happens. When will people wake up?
The U.S is in an incredible amount of debt; legalizing weed will obviously bring in a substantial income. If anything, its less harmful and safer to use weed rather than to drink. It's 10 times better than most medicines too. Lastly, marijuana is NOT a 'gateway drug' and isn't addicting.
Marijuana can really help people when they are in pain and I think if they prove that they are in pain without it then they should be able to legally have it. I do think it should be for medical use only though. Not just for fun. I think a lot of people agree on that.
Some states such as California and New Jersey have changed their laws to allow for the "medical" use of marijuana. These laws are directly aimed at improving the quality of life for people with specific medical conditions ranging from HIV/AIDS to chronic back pain. For some people, marijuana is one of the only drugs that provides effective pain relief. Since marijuana would be prescription-based, it could be affordable for people who rely on their health insurance to pay for their drugs. More widespread availability of marijuana might lead more people to become addicted to a substance, but alcohol and tobacco are already widely available legally and it is doubtful they will be made illegal anytime soon.
All the people who need it lived without it before. Most of the people who use this are abusing the prescription of the drug. It has led to more problems in California than it has solved. Its has been acquired by some who say they need it but they are just lying so they can sell and use it for illegal purposes.
California made medicinal marijuana legal and look what has happened. Patients and druggies took advantage of it, and even doctors signed prescriptions where the pot wasn't needed. Now California is having problems with all these companies selling pot and they're having to take over the business and regulate the companies. It hasn't worked in California, and currently the negatives of medical marijuana outweigh the positives.
While marijuana can help solve nausea in cancer patients, do you really want to give a cancer patient marijuana? Just think about that for a minute. Does that even sound reasonable? There has been research done that has found mold and other toxins in marijuana. Now the medical version is "cleaner" then what you would get from a dealer, but it still has a bunch of stuff that can destroy you.
Do you think marijuana isn't as addicting as alcohol or tobacco? Think again. There have been studies such as animal testing and neuroscience that have shown that the withdraw is as bad as the withdraw for alcohol or tobacco. If marijuana can be used for medical uses, why can't it be used for people who just want to go get high in the park?
Lastly, there are other LEGALLY PRESCRIBED drugs that can solve the same problems that marijuana has but in a safer and more effective way. By making marijuana legal for medical use, you increase the chance for the power to abused. Plus, with marijuana used for medical uses, society might want to make marijuana legal in general.
Marijuana is NOT for medical problems. It is for people who want to waste their life getting high and throwing their life down the drain. Think about it. The decision is up to you on what you want to do with your life. I would hope you make the right choice.
I know some people believe that these drugs could be great help, but I know that there are better options. There are many different medicines that ARE legalized and why can't we just use those? If we already have a solution there is no need to legalize these drugs.
What do you think?