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Should medical marijuana be legal?

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). Explore

Marijuana helps with sleeping disorders

Many people suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders are finding medical marijuana beneficial. Explore

No, medical marijuana should be illegal

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. Explore

Marijuana is unapproved by public health organizations

Legalizing marijuana is opposed by major public health organizations. Explore

This page was last edited on Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 08:52 UTC

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