Legalize Cannabis !

Behind alcohol and tobacco, Marijuana is the third most popular drug in America. It has been used by nearly 100 million Americans. However, this recreational substance is not legal in all 50 states. I believe that it should be legal because of these reasons: it’ll help keep us from going into the great depression, it helps people with cancer and glaucoma, also you cannot over dose on it.

Firstly, it’ll help keep us from going into the great depression again. In the 1930’s the stock market crashed leaving the economy in ruins. Now, the economy is better but still suffering from the repercussions of the great depression. One thing that could help America from going back to the state of a poor economy is legalizing marijuana. It could help because this means that people will spend more, encouraging the circulation of money.

Secondly, it can also help people with cancer and glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. This is  the nerve that allows you to see. Sometimes, eye drop medications, laser treatments, and surgery fail to relieve pressure from the eye. Because of this patients and physicians look to an alternative therapy: marijuana. They turn to this alternative therapy because it lowers eye pressure. It also relieves some symptoms from cancer treatment. Marijuana can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy. It can also alleviate neuropathic pain cause by damaged nerves. Smoked marijuana has also helped HIV patients with their intake of food.

Finally, you can’t overdose on it. Marijuana has never been the cause of an overdose death. A study discovered that there is a hormone in your brain that will limit the effects of too much marijuana. Researchers have found a natural hormone that regresses marijuana intoxication in lab rats. This hormone is called pregnenolone. “When the brain is stimulated by high doses of THC, it produces pregnenolone – a 3,000 percent increase – that inhibits the effects of THC.”

Given the reasons stated above, one can see why marijuana should be legal in all 50 states of America. Cannabis helps more than it hurts. BAZINGA!

Bibliography:

  1. http://norml.org/aboutmarijuana
  2. http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/should-you-be-smoking-marijuana-to-treat-your-glaucoma-1.php
  3. http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/chemotherapyeffects/marijuana-and-cancer
  4. http://www.leafscience.com/2014/01/08/scientists-explain-marijuana-users-never-overdose/
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