Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal Essay

818 Words Feb 15th, 2016 4 Pages
From a Nursing standpoint, after watching both documentaries, it is extremely difficult for me to find an argument opposing the legalization of medical marijuana. As a Nurse, I am a patient advocate and I feel that marijuana has incalculable medical benefits. I most defiantly shed a few tears while watching these families who had run out of options for their children; with the exception of marijuana. I cannot even fathom the thought of giving my own child marijuana. Although, if I felt it would help him and I had run out of other options, you had better bet I would before I could watch him suffer. Until watching these documentaries, I never acknowledged the possible benefits of medical marijuana in children.
My resistance to medical marijuana is the element there is no homogeneousness in the final product you receive at a marijuana dispensary. My attraction to this topic is the point that I think medical marijuana should be the same product every time you receive it. Just as other medications regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are. I have taken care of patients in the Emergency Room who have received marijuana that was laced with some other substance that cause the patient to experience alarming side effects. In an attempt help their family members, individuals who live in states where marijuana is not legalized, more than likely purchase it from a person who grows it themselves and they have no knowledge of what they are receiving. This is dangerous and…

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