Marijuana Pro’s

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If you have been waiting for recreational marijuana use to be legal, you’re not the only one. Drugs have, and will always be up for debate in our society. Marijuana, a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes, deserves to be legalized in every state in our country due to its positive effects. Although not every person supports the use of marijuana, those who do should have the option to have access to it every day if he or she pleases. It can add many benefits to lives if you decide to take part in it.

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis, sparking a trend that spread to a majority of states by 2016. In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states, whereas for medical purposes it is legal in 30 states. There is still lots to be done.

In our very own state, Connecticut has decriminalized marijuana. In general, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal use. For the first time in the Connecticut legislature, a recreational marijuana bill has made it out of committee and is headed to the full General Assembly for consideration. A Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut poll in October found 70 percent of Connecticut residents either “strongly” or “somewhat” support legalizing cannabis for adults and taxing it.

When it comes to reasons why marijuana should be legalized, the positives outweigh the negatives. Countless studies ranging from the Clinical Psychology Review to Emma Childs, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, claim that marijuana can benefits for people with depression, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder; used as pain relief; appear to be effective at calming muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and easing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy According to a patient who uses marijuana legally and would like to remain nameless said, “I got a medical marijuana card because my doctor told me that it’s the same as taking something like a xanax to calm me down. I have severe anxiety and since I tried using cannabis it has helped significantly.” In a certain clinical study, marijuana reduce seizures by 39% in children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy.

Cannabis increases the production rate of endocannabinoids in the amygdala area of the brain. This is the area of the brain that regulates anxiety, emotions, and our “fight-or-flight” response. Not only can Cannabis help cope with stress, it can also play a role in memory extinction, or in other words post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to Weha.com, Tracey Gamer-Fanning, beloved woman who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006, lived twelve years and fought each day. She advocated for medical marijuana before it was legalized and it became her go-to. The article says “it gave her back her life” when she suffered from painful headaches and other sickness she encountered due to the powerful drugs she was on. Although she is no longer here today, it’s remarkable how much medical marijuana impacted her life during those awful times and we remain thankful for that. The oil in cannabis is said to inhibit the growth of cancer cells outside the body, as well as it can ease the nausea and vomiting that occurs during chemotherapy for cancer patients, like Fanning.  

Marijuana isn’t as bad as people think it is. As with everything, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Yes, marijuana is a drug, but it should be legalized because it isn’t so bad after all. If it becomes legalized in every state, more people will try it because it won’t seem like a big deal. At the end of the day, why wouldn’t you want to get help if you are in pain.

 

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