Kathleen Doyle feels very strongly about legalizing marijuana because of the medical benefits. She first was interested when one of her friends Callner, told her about her arthritis in her knees that kept her from sleeping. The pain got so bad that she went to a neighbor and he said, “try this”. The neighbor gave her some marijuana in a joint. She got a medical marijuana card and tried it, “I slept through the night”. Callner has had no problems sleeping because of the pain in her knee. *** Doheny, Kathleen. “Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?” WebMD, WebMD, 20 Apr. 2018, www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20180420/can-marijuana-be-the-answer-for-pain.
The NIH ( National institute of drug abuse) says that marijuana may be more useful than harmful because of its medicinal use. Marijuana is not a FDA approved drug, but canabinoids the chemical in Marijuana has been used to make 2 FDA approved drugs. The cannabinoids contain the chemical THC which is the main chemical used in marijuana. The NIH says “ They treat nausea caused by chemotherapy and increase appetite in weight loss for people with HIV/AIDS.” These are many reasons why marijuana should be legalized. ***NIH. “Marijuana.” MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 30 Apr. 2018, medlineplus.gov/marijuana.html.
The infographic has many examples of how marijuana can be useful if legalized. The American Association for cancer research says , ” We found that marijuana actually works to slow down tumor growth to a considerably slower rate.” Marijuana is also said to help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. “ The Scripps Institute proved that the THC found in marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.” Marijuana has also been proved to help with Tourette’s and OCD. ***“10 Major Health Benefits of Marijuana.” MedicalInsurance, thumbnails.visually.netdna-cdn.com/10-major-health-benefits-of-marijuana_5029110c82d40_w587.jpg.
This infographic shows how marijuana has never directly killed anybody. It also talks about how places where it is legalized have significantly lower crime rates than the U.S. This is a recent post on the website and the author knows their stuff. It too was verified by the NIH. Reasons why other sources didn’t cut it were they were irrelevant, biased, not current info, everyday people who didn’t know what they were talking about. ***“Top 10 Reasons to Legalize Marijuana.” Rehab-Programs, thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/top-10-reasons-to-legalize-marijuana_50290f971d7d4_w1500.jpg.
This infographic shows how marijuana is overexaggerated as a horrible drug. It compares it to alcohol, Heroin, Cocaine, and lots of other drugs and it comes up near the bottom of the list of bad drugs. It also shows how are tax money goes to the people in jail that got busted for having marijuana. That number will increase because of the popularity of the drug and that means less money for the tax payers. ***“Is Cannabis Treated Unfairly? [INFOGRAPHIC].” Infographic List, 9 Nov. 2011, infographiclist.com/2011/11/08/is-cannabis-treated-unfairly-infographic/.
This infographic shows the results after marijuana was legalized in Colorado. The author is legit and it is verified information by the NIH. There are 60% less homicides in Colorado, less property crime, and they have saved 12-40 million dollars since marijuana has been legalized. Overall it shows that the legalization of marijuana has had a direct influence on the wellbeing of the state and the people. ***“15 Things You Should Know about Marijuana.” Bing, Microsoft, www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=8ULWz9yA&id=2E1AEE7C9FD48A0BF29CAA2A89D3797E04CF1C0F&thid=OIP.8ULWz9yABwdO8N8tHVBJqQHaeF&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpics.blameitonthevoices.com%2F062010%2Fmarijuana_facts.jpg&exph=2640&expw=650&q=marijuana%2Binfographic&simid=608046360676992384&selectedIndex=7&ajaxhist=0.