Should marijuana be legalized for medical

The report concluded that, "the short-term immunosuppressive effects are not well established but, if they exist, are not likely great enough to preclude a legitimate medical use. Medical marijuana patients are not protected while on federal park land or forest land in California.

Reduces the use of prescription drugs Studies have shown that medical cannabis has fewer side effects in comparison to painkillers and patients who used marijuana for medical purposes felt better overall. Save money Scarce law enforcement resources will be better used to ensure public safety while reducing corrections and court costs.

But if medical marijuana were legalized, there could be repercussions outside the realm of medicine.

Medical cannabis in the United States

For details, see our collective tips page. In recent years, when some states decided to legalize smoked marijuana for certain patients, medical marijuana became a subject of contentious debate. Stewart McKinney and Newt Gingrich that grew to 84 cosponsors but never received a floor vote.

Marijuana was placed in Schedule I, which defines the substance as having a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. National Academy Press, In a nutshell, it is apparent, from the foregoing discussion, that the benefits of legalizing medical cannabis are immensely significant.

No retailers had been licensed, and July 1 turned out much like any other day since December 15,when it became legal in Massachusetts to possess, grow and give away small quantities of cannabis. In general sales of marijuana are NOT permitted under Prop Grant, Igor, et al. Despite this, federal officials have stated that they will not go after individual patients and they have not.

These concerns are highest among opponents of legalizing medical marijuana, but are no higher or lower in states that already allow marijuana for medical purposes. And it should be. In the United Statesnine states and the District of Columbia have legalized sales and consumption although it remains federally illegal.

It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance.

Marijuana as Medicine

However, SB requires ID cards to be renewed annually, and many police refuse to recognize recommendations that are older than a year or so. Proposition 64, which was passed by the voters of California in November to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana, requires local jurisdictions to allow 6-plant-per-parcel gardens.

After that, the only gardens that will be legal without a state license will be individual personal-use gardens or collective gardens for up to five patients, subject to state law and local control. Cocaine hooks about 20 percent of its users, and heroin gets 25 percent of its users addicted.

There are public concerns about legalizing medical marijuana. Fewer Republicans than Democrats and independents say they have ever tried marijuana. Initially introduced by Rep.One of the most egregious outcomes of marijuana prohibition is that many sick people cannot legally access the medicine that works best for them.

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is committed to legalizing marijuana at the state and federal levels and improving medical marijuana programs to better protect patients’ rights and access to medicine.

Ten Reasons Why Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized!

The legality of cannabis for medical and recreational use varies by country, in terms of its possession, distribution, and cultivation, and (in regards to medical) how it can be consumed and what medical conditions it can be used for. These policies in most countries are regulated by the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

Feb 25,  · April 2, -- A majority of doctors say that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally and that it can deliver real benefits to patients, a new survey by WebMD/Medscape finds.

Nov 16,  · Marijuana is a Schedule I drug, defined as having a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use, even though more than half the states have legalized medical marijuana. It remains. Apr 20,  · Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the U.S.

and around the world. Those who support its legalization, for medical or for general use, Author: CNBC. 10 Reasons Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized Worldwide To legalize or not legalize marijuana (aka cannabis) has been a topic of debate for not only years and decades but for centuries.

In fact, regulations on the sale of marijuana began as far back as the 16th century.

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