medical marijuana Essay

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Marc DeMatteo
Issues in government
Mr. Quoka
Legalization of marijuana: The present The legalization of marijuana is a controversial topic that has an impact on today’s society. A lot of people want to ban the use of marijuana in the United States for medical and recreational use the main group of people is the federal government. Marijuana activists think otherwise. They think that smoking weed is a way to get in touch with their spiritual side. Currently 18 states have legalized marijuana for medical use (medical marijuana pros and California allows people who have a medical card or prescription to walk into a medicinal marijuana store and purchase their supply. Store workers aren’t allowed to sell it unless you have the card.
Scott cheers was diagnosed with paratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma “when I was 19 yrs old. I went through 4 major surgeries, 1 year of chemo, and radiation and now I am 33 yrs old.
I used medical marijuana almost everyday throughout my year long treatment for my nausea and pain. As I recollect on that year in my life, it comes down to marijuana as "one" of my saving graces. There are a lot of misconceptions about this substance. but first off, it is a natural plant substance and not some synthetic made up chemical that gives you bad side affects. Marijuana is what got me through my year long treatment. It gave me an appetite and when you eat, your body gets the nutrients it needs to keep your blood counts up! it took any pain away and made me feel normal, which was a huge relief! I would highly recommend it! you owe it to yourself to at least try if nothing else is working.” (Cheers, Scott, cancer survivors network)

In California it’s legal for someone who’s the age of 21 or over to have up to one ounce of marijuana on them at any giving time. In a California Field Poll released today, voters -- by a 54 to 43 percent margin -- say they want California to legalize marijuana beyond medical use with regulations similar to alcohol. In the state with America's largest medical marijuana industry, the poll found that 67 percent of voters oppose an ongoing crackdown by the state's