Medical Marijuana

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In 1970, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have "no accepted medical use." Since then, 23 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana.

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. They cite dozens of peer-reviewed studies, prominent medical organizations, major government reports, and the use of marijuana as medicine throughout world history.

Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDA-approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary. They say marijuana is addictive, leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain. They say that medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and recreational use.

Debate Question: Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option? (Why/Why Not)
 

DrLeftover

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Like any other drug, prescription or otherwise, it has side effects, known and unknown, serious and otherwise, and all long term effects of use are not known.

The prescribing physician and the patient need to make an informed decision and weigh the risk against the benefit.


But then again, those statements make sense, which makes them anathema to the political class debating the issue.


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