Legalize Medical Marijuana Essays

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Seth Andrew J. Salih December 4, 2012ENGLCOM WC NO5B Argumentative Essay (Final Draft)Marijuana, Good for your Health? A Playboy cartoon once depicted an ordinary couple with their college-age son in front. The words are shown in front: “Dear, your father and I would like some pot”. Just like the couple,millions of Americans would like to obtain the so-called “pot” or marijuana. Marijuana, unlike thepopular myths today, it is not what it is thought to be.Marijuana, like any myth, has its true properties, facts, and history concealed by a mass of misconceptions, misrepresentations, and misunderstandings. Solomon (1966) says marijuana, or

Cannabis 

sativa, is a plant cultivated for its flowering tops and leaves. Also called hemp, it is a sourceof rope, fibers, birdseed, and medicinal products. In fact, the Philippines once provided the US withrope from this plant before the Japanese cut the supply line. In the year of 1937, however, marijuana was banned as the people misused it. When people hear the word marijuana, they think of drugs, addicts, and ruined lives.However, marijuana has its buried good side. Marijuana has long been used to treat a number of sicknesses affiliated with pain. Most of these diseases are those that either make people suffer ormake them terminally ill. Examples are glaucoma, arthritis, and cancer. Aside from medical benefits,the plant is also shrouded by psychological myths. Marijuana is not highly addictive, unlike what thepopular belief says. Marijuana users do not come from the hardened criminal class and there is no

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