The current United States of America rules and regulations governing the policies on marijuana use stands as perhaps one of the most unwarranted. In a nation where more severely damaging drugs are legal, alcohol abuses being the biggest, marijuana has been illegal for the better part of 70 years. The prohibition on marijuana use is absolutely unnecessary considering that it is safer than either alcohol or cigarettes and does not have the crippling addictive properties of many pharmaceutical prescription pain medication (NORML, 2003). Marijuana has been found to have many, many medicinal purposes.
Medically, some of the best uses of marijuana include but not limited to …show more content…
Many cancer patients have attested to the harsh, mind numbing pain and catastrophic symptoms of the disease. Many commonly prescribed pharmaceutical medications have very severe side effects, effects that usually end up outweighing the benefits of the medicine. Reputable pharmaceutical drugs cost big money and many patients rack up hospital bills commonly above fifty thousand dollars for a few short weeks. Marijuana has been shown to do what many of