Oct 23

I am writing a persuasive essay on legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Can some input on my thesis?

Problem by Angela: I am composing a persuasive essay on legalizing marijuana for healthcare reasons. Can some input on my thesis?
Listed here is what I have as a thesis sentence: The goverment should legalize marijuana for healthcare purposes becausse of the health care, legitimate, and taxable motives.

Best answer:

Reply by Mr.
I know that cannabis helps make your pupils constrict,…( the opposite of dilation), which is why it assists men and women who experience from gluacoma…

Know better? Depart your own response in the comments!

5 comments on “I am writing a persuasive essay on legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Can some input on my thesis?

  1. Don’t forget to mention the side effects such as addiction and lethargy and lung and throat conditions.

  2. In medical reason weed helps people in constant pain or sickness.Plus it cheaper to grow and there is a lot less chemicals put into it.For legal purposes,think about how many people will be out of jail.Now times it by by the average cost to keep 1 man or women in jail. THAT A LOT OF MONEY! Maybe even in the trillions of dollar we would probably save .Think about how many drug dealers would be out of business.For taxation reasons,weed is one of America’s top cash crops, and its illegal ! They say California would would make like over 30 billion dollars a year alone as a state by selling an taxing it . Just imagine if the whole US did it.

  3. snowman on said:

    The paper needs to mention the positive and negative do not forget that you need to try and make it non bias. But you should talk about the profitability of it for the federal government how the taxing and legalization will not only gain profit from the buying and selling of marijuana in stores but will also bring an influx of new workers and social economy from the prison system that have just been in on marijuana charges opening cells for the more dangerous criminals. That is something alot of people dont seem to realize millions of dollars are spent in arresting and charging marijuana users every year and then more millions are spent on keeping them incarcerated. It will also probably help lower violent crime buy taking a drug off the street and putting it into the governments control and you can use the old prohibition laws to back that statement uop

  4. Santa Ana Kid on said:

    I believe that the laws as they are currently written are fine. You need to go get a doctors recommendation to get your medical marijuana card.

    My thought is that with the recent death of Michael Jackson, and last year’s death of Heath Ledger, both due to prescription drugs, more and more patients are examining their pill bottles and wondering what their future holds. Physicians are so quick to write prescriptions for anti-depressants, painkillers, sleeping pills and tranquilizers. Do we really need these toxic chemicals in our bodies? And what happens if we combine medications like sleeping pills and painkillers? Are we playing Russian roulette with pills?

    The most commonly used painkiller in the US is acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol). This is easily available over the counter. Acetaminophen is also in sleep aids (for instance, Tylenol-PM), and in strong prescription narcotic painkillers such as Vicodin and Percocet. Recent studies have found that acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver damage and probably is responsible for 1600 cases of acute liver failure that occur each year. The drug is thought to be safe at the recommended dose but because it is in so many different kinds of medication, people often end up taking double or even triple doses if they are using different painkillers or sleep aids. An FDA advisory panel urged the FDA to ban Percocet and Vicodin and other prescription drugs that contain acetaminophen. Due to the amount of money made by pharmaceutical companies by the sales of narcotic medications, and the fact they spend about $ 150 million per year lobbying our government officials, it will be a long time before any real changes take place.

    In 1998, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that stated that prescription medications were the fourth leading cause of death in America. Another study reported that there were 106,000 deaths per year from non-error, adverse effects of medications. And are you ready for the really scary part of this (as if that was not enough) – 2.2 million Americans per year are injured significantly by prescribed medications ending up with serious reactions and even with permanent disability. Not from accidental or intentional overdose, just from taking the prescribed dose.

    Here is another scary fact: more than half of the experts hired to advise our government on the safety and efficacy of prescription medications have a financial interest or relationship with the pharmaceutical companies that will benefit by their decisions. Can you guess what advice they will give when they own stock in a “wonder drug” that may have problems or require more testing before it is released?

    Here is some information from an article by Peter Breggin in Psychology Today in July 1994 (hope you are sitting down because this is almost unbelievable):

    “Contrary to widespread public belief, the FDA does not conduct any of the studies used for drug approval; they are financed, constructed, and supervised by drug companies using doctors they hire. While it may take a decade for a drug to get through the FDA bureaucracy, the actual controlled scientific studies last–as in the case of Prozac–just four to six weeks. Anecdotal material is collected on longer-term patients, but for Prozac, only 63 patients were followed for more than two years before the drug’s approval.

    For starters, seriously suicidal patients and hospitalized patients were excluded. Of the included patients, many were allowed to take sedatives and minor tranquilizers to overcome Prozac’s stimulant-like side effects, vastly compromising data interpretation.

    After weeding out the most badly flawed studies, the FDA found only four that were adequate enough to consider. One of these showed that Prozac was no better than placebo. Three others supposedly showed Prozac to be somewhat superior to the sugar pill, but not as good as older antidepressants. However, due to adverse drug effects and lack of drug effectiveness, the dropout rates in most of these studies was very high.

    While the gross number of patients receiving Prozac in all the trials was more than 5,000, the actual number finishing the trials used for approval was very small. When I counted the actual number of patients who completed the four- to six-week trials used for the approval of Prozac, it turned out to be a grand total of 286. It bears restating–only 286 patients finished the four- to six-week trials used to determine Prozac’s efficacy.

  5. NiNJACIDE on said:

    its a natural medicine which has postive side effects unlike most perscription pills. when used for medical reasons its used by common people. you wouldnt want grandma thrown in jail for getting rid of her leg pain or the already suffering cancer patient (who already pays out the wazoo for treatment) who uses it to decrease their nausea to be slapped with an additional thousand dollar fine do you?