Medical Marijuana Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Medical Marijuana
This paper explores the controversial issue of legalizing medical marijuana.
# 94853 | 3,312 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 10, 2007 in English (Argument) , Medical and Health (Drugs) , Hot Topics (General)

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The paper discusses how opponents fear that legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will open the door for legalization across the board. They claim that synthetic versions of the drug work as well or better. The paper explains that proponents hail marijuana as a wonder drug for a number of medical complaints and claim that synthetic marijuana does not offer the same relief as the pure form. The paper asserts that with many glowing recommendations and support from a myriad of medical organizations, it is puzzling why marijuana is illegal at all, particularly for medical purposes. The paper contends that arguments against the legalization of medical marijuana are simply not logical or founded in scientific research.

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Earleywine, Mitch. Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence. Oxford University Press. 2002. Pp. 9,10,11,14,16,170,171,172, 211. Retrieved July 26 from Questia Online Library.
  • Henderson, Stephen. "Court loss for medical marijuana: Users in the 11 states that allow it can still face federal prosecution, justices ruled by 6-3, while not invalidating laws in those states." The Philadelphia Inquirer. June 07 2005. Retrieved July 26 2006 from HighBeam Research Library.

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