It doesn’t matter what news channel you are on, there always happens to be someone talking about medical marijuana. It seems that many states have already made it legal, and there are many more following. I think that pot should have a legal place in the medical field. It is helpful in so many different area. Anyone I know who has been through chemotherapy, has had a terrible time with nausea following the treatments, and medical marijuana is supposed to alleviate the nausea. I read an article where it can help control epilepsy, and even help with severe mental conditions or heart conditions. They were talking about how medical marijuana is prescribed short term to help with the disease. I don’t know if it is ever used full time, but it can be prescribed in smaller doses like with seizures. The THC, which is the chemical that gets you high, is removed from the marijuana when it is given as a medical treatment. I think it is great that you can isolate the healing parts of the marijuana plant and not have use for the intoxicating parts. The government can then regulate who has it, there will be profit for the growers, and America will benefit from the taxes. I don’t think, however, that is right for the states to push for legalization of marijuana for recreational use. There are too many drugs for kids to hold of now. Cigarettes and alcohol is seen in the hands of preteens and teens all of the time. Almost ten percent of all children have smoked or had alcohol, before they were ten years old, and I would bet that number was much higher.
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