Medical marijuana has been a highly debated topic throughout the United States as more and more Americans are legally accessing the drug. As new states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, some have criticized these decisions. Many imply that the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes is merely a “back door” method of legalizing the drug for recreational use.
Yes, medical marijuana should be legal
Marijuana can provide overall health benefits that relieve chronic pain and sleeping issues.
Marijuana helps to manage chronic pain
“The most common use for medical marijuana in the United States is for pain control” (Harvard Medical School Health Journal).
Heavy use of medical marijuana can cause mental dependency, addiction and other problems. For those reasons major public health organizations, like the American Medical Association (AMA), oppose the legalization.
Risk for abuse or addiction
Governments should not legalize a substance which people may get addicted to.