Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic for many years. To both sides of the argument there are many pluses and minuses. I personally feel that legalization of marijuana would be a great benefit to this country. In the complex society we live in however it is very hard to distinguish the truth from the lies. Personal morals and stereotypes are also a major factor when trying to argue a subject of this nature. On one side there are some positive effects, which have been proven as the result of marijuana. Many legal drugs that you can purchase are more harmful then marijuana. My opinions based on legalization or marijuana is based on a number social and economic factors.
That brings up the questions why not legalize marijuana as medical drug, which is proven to be less dangerous than heavy painkillers and morphine. It is possible to overdose on painkillers and morphine; however, it is a fact that there has never been a proven case of a death because someone had overdosed on marijuana. (B).
It is also a fact that drugs like painkillers and morphine change the amount of dopamine in the brain. This is chemical in your brain that makes you think that you need the drug. Marijuana does not change the amount of dopamine in the brain so it is not classified as a drug that is addictive (A). These facts he go to show that marijuana hypothetically could be legalized without major harm to society.
There have been some instances that marijuana could be used as a medical benefit to patients that have cancer. Marijuana is a great way to reduce nausea because of radiation treatment. It also gives people suffering from AIDS the sensation to want to eat.
Marijuana can also help symptoms from getting worse with patients with glaucoma. (C) There is also evidence that marijuana consumption can help relieve pain from people suffering with tumors and migraines.
Another way marijuana could be a health benefit is to use it on patients who suffer from asthma. The condition that blocks the airways, characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Marijuana has had significant evidence from study that marijuana reduces the symptoms of this desiese(A). People with asthma are being prescribed “Theopoline” right now for this condition. This drug is responsible for 6,500 hospital deaths and 1,000 cases of brain damage per year, im pretty sure if you asked one of the patients with brain damage if he would prefer the use of marijuana or the legal way he would not hesitate to say marijuana. Marijuana should be used because it is a safe alternative from more dangerous drugs.
Lets just take a look at the facts on legal and...