Marijuana Should Be Legal For Many Reasons Essay

1126 Words Apr 19th, 2016 5 Pages
It is a new year and many things are changing, such as America’s view on the honorable bud, marijuana. Marijuana should be legal for many reasons. The legalization of marijuana would allow citizens across the nation in need of medical marijuana the access they did not previously have due to it being illegal in most states, it would give responsible adults a safer recreational hobby, it would bring in revenue to the state and the nation, and it would bring an end to the war on marijuana in the US. The US should remove the federal prohibition on medicinal and recreational marijuana.
Marijuana has been proven to offer medicinal benefits to people suffering from certain medical conditions, and many healthcare professionals consider marijuana a relatively benign substance (“Legalization of Marijuana”). This means people suffering from certain diseases and ailments can be treated by marijuana rather than harsh pills and drugs. This could change patient’s lives. Medical marijuana has shown relief of pain in patients with diseases like multiple sclerosis. It has also been known for reducing intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients (Belville). Looking at pain relief alone, marijuana does wonders. Many of the medicinal drugs on the market have side effects such as constipation, dizziness, and nausea; while marijuana eases pain, and does not cause severe side effects. Marijuana is being considered to be a treatment for Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder patients (Fox). Many veterans…

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