THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEBATE πŸ’Š

Today’s debate was on whether Marijuna should be legalised for medical purposes. It was very interesting as there was many different factors affecting the decision such as health benefits/ risks, political and financial impacts as well as opinions with personal experiences.

  
 
FOR:

  • Medical Marijuana is a natural, less expensive drug which has proven to ease the pain of those suffering from many terminal illness.
  • It’s a naturally occurring substance so it appeals to those who oppose more chemical based medicines – Marijuana is less toxic than many common drugs physicians prescribe every day.
  • Scientific and medical texts going back thousands of years point to medicinal properties for Marijuana. 
  • Marijuana has proven medical uses beyond pain relief and relaxation, including treatment of glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and treating the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatment.
  • As long as Marijuana remains illegal, profits from sales go to criminals and drug cartels, and people will continue to be punished for using a substance less harmful than currently legal drugs.  
  • If medical marijuana were legalized, governments would be able to ensure that patients are receiving safe, high-quality cannabis and would not have to risk the potential dangers of finding it on the street. 
  • Prescription drugs kill about 100,000 people in the world each year. A professor at Harvard Medical School has said that there’s never been a single death attributed to Marijuana., either medicinally or recreationally.
  • It has been discovered that Marijuana can prevent an enzyme from accelerating the formation of ‘Alzheimer’s plaques’ in the brain, and therefore reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s.
  • Cannabis seeds are also found to be rich in protein and essential fatty acids, including linoleic and omega-3, which play a major role in promoting health.
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