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Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Just recently in CT, Public Act 12-55, an act concerning the use of medical marijuana, was passed. Connecticut is the 17th state to allow usage of medical marijuana, with California being the first. There is some dispute over this, with some completely against it and some for it.

Medical Marijuana has long been a controversial topic. Some argue that it’s a drug with negative effects that outweigh any positive effects, while others argue that it helps relieve pain to those who truly need it. What qualifies you for medical marijuana are conditions known to be stressful or painful. These are conditions such as AIDS, cancer, Parkinson’s, and PTSD.

It’s been used for centuries as a medicinal treatment for those in need. It’s known to reduce nausea, one of the reasons cancer patients use it. It’s a natural pain reliever, and can relive muscle spasms cause by MS or paralysis. One the other hand, frequent use harms short term memory and impairs cognitive ability. It carries a risk of addiction, and smoked marijuana contains cancer-causing compounds.

The positives and negatives make this a controversial topic. Are you for or against medical marijuana? Let me know in the comments section.

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