The legalization of marijuana for medical reasons is viewed favorably by many americans, including members of the medical community and congress some of the arguments for medical marijuana include: marijuana is effective in relieving nausea and vomiting. The pros and cons of marijuana lavelle hendricks, edd assistant professor against the legalization of marijuana for medical use as the signal it sends about the safety of although opponents to the legalization of marijuana have strong arguments to support. Here is a detailed list of the international, national, state, and local health organizations that have come out in support of medical marijuana legalization they include the british medical. Public support for legalizing medical marijuana modest rise in percentage favoring general legalization overview with a growing number of states moving to legalize medical marijuana, nearly three-quarters of americans (73%) say they favor their state allowing the sale and use of marijuana for medical purposes if it is prescribed by a doctor, while 23% are opposed.
From a blanket prohibition suppressing all use, to permitting certain amounts for personal use, the legalization of marijuana fights different fights in different countries however arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana remain the same. This article summarizes the main arguments for and against the legalization of pot freedom for anyone, regardless of medical status, to use marijuana for therapeutic reasons without the approval of a physician or diagnosis of a specific medical condition. Arguments about the prohibition of drugs, and over drug policy reform, are subjects of considerable controversy the following is a presentation of major drug policy arguments, including those for drug law enforcement on one side of the debate, and arguments for drug law reform on the other.
Public opinion about legalizing marijuana, while little changed in the past few years, has undergone a dramatic long-term shift a new survey finds that 53% favor the legal use of marijuana, while 44% are opposed as recently as 2006, just 32% supported marijuana legalization, while nearly twice. Potential benefits of legalization and regulation of marijuana and current adverse effects of strict criminal laws and policies in name of prohibition of marijuana, most importantly in areas of economy, society (public life and health) and medicinal use, strongly cries for immediate positive response from federal government and state legislatures. Legalization advocates counter with two contradictory arguments: that marijuana is already readily available to teenagers who want it, and that the new laws impose strict controls on sales to minors. In addition to the members supporting legalization, 254 congressmen and senators support policies related to the decriminalization of marijuana, or to allowing marijuana for medical use.
The current status of medical marijuana - in the year 2008, michigan voted in the use of marijuana for medical purposes i will be exploring two papers, the first is prohibition works: keeping marijuana illegal, the second is legalization of marijuana. A new survey released today by the the ap-norc center for public affairs research finds that a record-high percentage of americans -- 61 percent -- say they support marijuana legalization the. In june, ohio became the 25th state (plus washington, dc, guam and puerto rico) to legalize marijuana in some form after gov john kasich signed a medical marijuana program into law this november, americans in nine states will vote on measures to establish or expand legal marijuana use. Arguments against marijuana consist of ideas such as: legalizing marijuana will give consent in legalizing other stronger and more harmful drugs, the use of marijuana will sky rocket once it is legal, traffic accidents and health hazards would increase.
A majority of the country now supports full legalization, and three quarters of the states have reduced federal penalties for marijuana and/or legalized medical cannabis. Marijuana use, on the other hand, is absent in that regard from both crime reports and the scientific literature there is simply no causal link to be found former seattle police chief norm stamper, from the foreword to marijuana is safer: so why are we driving people to drink, 2009. There are still many arguments in favor of the use of medical marijuana elders (2006) expressed that evidence of the benefits of cannabis was overwhelming, and that it should be used for medicinal purposes. The legalization of medical marijuana is a very controversial topic the purpose of this paper is to discuss both sides of the medical use of marijuana, and to determine whether or not the drug should be legalized for this use.
A recent cbs news poll shows support for legalizing marijuana is higher than ever sixty-one percent of americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the. Can medical marijuana legalization decrease prescription opioid problems some studies have suggested that medical marijuana legalization might be associated with decreased prescription opioid use and overdose deaths, but researchers don't have enough evidence yet to confirm this finding. In debates about recreational marijuana legalization, pro-legalization arguments highlighting economic and other potential policy benefits compete with anti-legalization arguments emphasizing public health risks.
Legalization of marijuana_ supportive arguments a number of examples are a part of the society that makes it clear that the drug use should be made legal the first and the foremost reason to make use of marijuana legal is that no good reason exist that can provide support for not making use of the drug legal. The number of people pointing out to the numerous reasons why marijuana should be legal is growing daily it is exactly in march of 2016 that the ap-norc center for public affairs research has reported that 61% of americans are actually supporting the legalization of this particular drug. Marijuana and cannabis information from drugscom, including marijuana uses, side effects, and legal status the first state in the union to legalize the medical use of marijuana was california in 1996 with proposition 215 and urinary symptoms data are inadequate to support or refute use of smoked cannabis for improvement of.