Essay Why Marijuana Should Be Legal

809 Words Nov 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Drugs are bad for everybody that’s common sense, right? Marijuana, however, isn’t a drug it is a plant. It can be used just like cotton and other plants used to make materials. The only difference is that it is more durable than the others. Marijuana only has two known chemicals in it. Those are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the only mind altering chemical, yet it has no negative effects. Marijuana has many other names, such as weed, hemp, cannabis, THC, smoke, and Maryjane. It is quite beneficial, though. Marijuana can be used for medical reasons, to better the economy, and to bring more jobs. It is also better than other drugs.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Medicinal marijuana isn’t considered a drug when it is used in its natural state. Marijuana has many medicinal uses. First of all, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) is the chemical in marijuana that is helpful. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says, “THC increases appetite and reduces nausea . . . may also decrease pain, inflammation, and muscle control problems” (NIH). Marijuana could help underweight people gain weight by giving them an appetite, or people that having eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, get over their problem. It could also help people who get carsick or nauseous easily. Say someone gets in a car crash and is in an unbearable amount of pain, marijuana could help ease the pain for him or her. Inflammation of the wrist or ankle or another body part could affect…

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