Legalizing Medical Marijuana

The medical community continues to expand our ability to handle life-threatening illnesses and prolong life. With that ability comes an extension of the treatments that patients must undergo. Many patients today refuse medical treatment that may save or prolong their life, out of a desire to avoid the unpleasant side affects associated with the treatment. In recent years it has been discovered that the use of Marijuana alleviates several symptoms associated with cancer and AIDS treatments and disorders. The patients are currently forced to choose between breaking the law to reduce symptoms or suffering life-changing symptoms rather than break the law. The conditions of AIDS and cancer are ...

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there were over 100 papers published in which the effectiveness of marijuana for medical use was praised. Physicians constantly reported success from the use of the drug in treating some disorders (Medical Marijuana Legislation Overdue, 46). According to those who published the papers, marijuana works medicinally by shutting down the nerves that allow pain to be transmitted from the brain to other areas of the body (Medical Marijuana Legislation Overdue, 39). In more recent years many chemotherapy patients have insisted that smoking marijuana relieved the nausea often associated with disease treatments (Medical Marijuana Legislation Overdue, 45). In addition patients with glaucoma have been proven to have pressure on their eyes relieved with the use of marijuana. (Medical Marijuana Legislation Overdue, 45.) In the most recent developments regarding the medicinal use of marijuana it has proven to be a successful appetite stimulant as well as a depression reliever among patients who ...

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to treat the eye disease that blinds thousands of Americans each year (Randall, Robert. Alice O 'leary, 6). They told him he would probably go blind from the disorder and instead he continued to see and devoted the next 20 years to fighting for the rights of others to use marijuana for medicinal purposes (Randall, Robert. Alice O 'leary, 3). Along the way in his journey Randall, in 1994 was diagnosed with AIDS (Randall, Robert. Alice O 'leary, 6). He was arrested in 1975 for growing marijuana in his apartment, which launched his one-man crusade to legalize its use for medicinal purposes. (Randall, Robert. Alice O 'leary, 7). While the legalization in general did not occur Randall was ...

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Added: 4/19/2011 10:39:00 PM
Submitted By: Saitoyokohama
Category: Legal Issues
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