Essay about Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

2003 Words Dec 6th, 2015 9 Pages
Legalization of Cannabis Cannabis is a drug that many people see that will lead an individual down a path that comes with crime and other dangerous drugs like cocaine and heroin. If we could just get past this view of the drug and see it for its good then America could benefit much more than with it being illegal. Cannabis can be used in the medical fields, help the economy, and is much safer than alcohol and cigarettes. Cannabis offers America much more, but with it being illegal the U.S can not capitalize on these benefits. In the medical world one of the most terrifying and common disease is cancer. Since their is no absolute cure for cancer doctors remain diagnosing people everyday with the disease. Instead of using a cure, the patients are given a treatment such as chemotherapy, which is where the patients are given a drug that is designed to fight against the cancer. This treatment is not always pleasant for the patients, they experience nausea and vomiting. In clinical trials cannabis has been seen to aid in all of the by reducing nausea and vomiting (Cancer.org). Some types of chemotherapy drugs can even cause peripheral neuropathy which is the damaging of nerves that control movements with our arms and legs. Studies have shown that patients with these damaged nerves who have smoked cannabis have experienced less pain regarding their damaged nerves (Cancer.org). Studies also show the main component of cannabis, THC, can even slow the growth and reduce the spread…

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