This article was written by “The National Multiple Sclerosis Society”. According to the European Journal of Neurology, Nabiximols (an oral spray derived from cannabis) that helps to relief pain and spasticity for MS patients. Nabiximols is legal in 15 different countries and is approved by 12 different countries. Non of these countries include the United States. But why? If there was a study, and medical marijuana was proven to work and help people to reduce their suffering, why not legalize it everywhere? This source also contains evidence was made by and for people who either have MS, or, people that have done extensive research on MS and the use of medical marijuana to help relieve pain. This article also gives information on researched that have been done, specific conditions, and the outcome. “Marijuana.” National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www.nationalmssociety.org/Treating-MS/Complementary-Alternative-Medicines/Marijuana
this source provides a study from a recent poll that says; 88% of Americans are in favor of the use of medical marijuana (according to the latest CBS news poll). This stood out to me because it showed us that only 12% of Americans are against the use and legalization of medical marijuana. Knowing this, we can infer that the 88% of people understand the many benefits of the legalization of medical marijuana. So why do we not have a vote? It is obvious that there needs to be a change. Why is the 12% vote beating the 88% vote? There needs to be a change, whether you are for or against it by now, we all have the right to take a vote on this issue. Scott, Eugene. “Poll Finds Record Support for Legalizing Pot.” CNN, Cable News Network, 20 Apr. 2017, www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/politics/marijuana-poll-legalization/index.html.
This source provides pros and cons of a wide variety of subject’s relating to the matter such as; Risks, US government and medical marijuana, diseases and conditions, and non-smoked marijuana. Within each of these subjects there is a wide variety of different things you can choose from that relate to them and also all relate back to my core question which was “Should medical marijuana be legal throughout the United States?” The text states, "Proponents of medical marijuana argue that it can be a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, and other conditions." The text also states, "Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDA-approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary." Throughout the text it tells you all of the pros and cons of the use and legalization of medical marijuana and gives the reader useful information for both sides. It is up to the reader to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons, or if there are too many disadvantages to legalize it. It also provides the reader with dozens of references to tests that medical marijuana does in fact help to limit chronic pain. ProCon.org, "Medical Marijuana ProCon.org," ProCon.org. Last modified April 24, 2018. http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/.
This source tells you the pros and cons for the use of medical marijuana and the legalization of it.. It also provides the reader with a wide variety of facts and examples such as, legal impacts, what medical marijuana is and how it is used, the social implications, and different methods of use and how they are good or bad for your body. Dr. William Notcutt, Director of Sativex trials, states, "Studies show that Sativex (marijuana extract) is not as addicting as legal prescription medications such as opiates." This shows the reader that medical marijuana can be a safer, less addictive alternative pain relief medication. Genetic Science Learning Center. "Cannabis in the Clinic? The Medical Marijuana Debate." Learn.Genetics. August 30, 2013. Accessed April 19, 2018. http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/cannabis/.
This source provides the reader with references to books and references towards well trusted, elected authorities, that are against the use of medical marijuana. Bob Barr (Commonwealth, June, 1999) states, "the campaign to legalize marijuana for medical purposes is simply a tactic employed by marijuana advocates to make marijuana and other drugs widely and legally available." This shows the reader that people who want to legalize medical marijuana have negative alternate motives. These motives can potentially lead mass drug abuse and addiction. Barr, Bob. "Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized." Marijuana, edited by Joseph Tardiff, Greenhaven Press, 2008. Contemporary Issues Companion. Opposing Viewpoints In Context, ******************************************************http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010202218/OVIC?u=j084910011&sid=OVIC&xid=ecafc7f2. Accessed 25 Apr. 2018. Originally published as "Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized, Under Any Pretense," Commonwealth, June 1999.
This source provides the reader with a study that claims; in the states that legalize medical marijuana, the obesity rate has gone down due to the fact that people are able to be more active due to reduced pain. (Ingraham) This shows that medical marijuana has benefits that can contribute towards certain health problems. With the legalization of medical marijuana everywhere, we can help to bring down the obesity rates throughout our country and improve our health and ability to exercise as a whole. Ingraham, Christopher. "Want to reduce obesity? Legalize medical marijuana, researchers say." Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2015. Health & Wellness Resource Center, ********************************************************http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A436757810/HWRC?u=j084910011&sid=HWRC&xid=a4fc9b98. Accessed 25 Apr. 2018