Essay about Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

1842 Words Mar 29th, 2016 8 Pages
Imagine owning a resource that can relieve ones trouble. This resource can provide help to individuals who need it and much more. Although this resource can provide a solution for many problems, the state continues to prohibit one from using it. Medical marijuana establishes itself as the neglected resource. Medical marijuana continually proves itself as a necessary alternative to the drugs supplied by pharmaceutical companies. Why let someone constantly suffer? Why should citizens endanger their freedom to reap the benefits of medical marijuana? Citizens of the state of Florida want to believe that the state wants the best for them. Each year, billions of dollars remain unclaimed because Florida feigns ignorance to the undeniable benefits of medical marijuana. Medical marijuana provides too many therapeutic uses to simply remain a nuisance to today’s society. Medical marijuana comes with plenty of history and brings economic and health implications.
Many tend to believe that medical marijuana comes with no prior history, but in actuality it comes with plenty of history. Marijuana derives from the plant Cannabis which comes from the plant belonging to the family Cannabaceae, the genus Cannabis, and the species Cannabis sativa, which possess psychoactive effects (Greenwell). Marijuana contains the chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which causes the psychoactive effects. “The drug is either smoked or ingested and circulated through the bloodstream where it crosses into the…

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