Hello my name is Jade Murdock thank you for coming to the to this meeting today. Today we are going to be talking about whether or not medical marijuana should be legalized in all 50 states. I believe that all people with medical problems should be able to smoke weed freely without the police jumping down their throats and arresting them over a little ounce of weed thats for medical use only. Many people around the world highly view legalized marijuana because of medicinal purposes. For instance marijuana can be used to relieve nausea and vomiting. Because the marijuana plant contains chemicals that our bodies need to help prevent illnesses, many people argue that it should be legalized for medical uses only . In fact, a handful number of states have legalized medical marijuana already. In the year of 2012 the first week of November Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize medical marijuana.
Legalizing marijuana across all 50 states could be a huge push for economies and big money for both state and federal governments. Over the last several years sales a of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has in floating tax revenues. According to research Colorado has collected over more than 135 millions in taxes fees on medical marijuana. This proves that other states that have yet to legalize marijuana should because they could also make millions on medical marijuana just like Colorado. Moreover using weed isn’t as harmful as to using tobacco and drinking alcohol, which are both legal. Marijuana helps with many medical issues while on the other hand alcohol and tobacco causes many deaths across the nation. Many people benefit from smoking marijuana to calm them down from being nervous in public places and help them relax.
Many other politicians in different states think that recreational marijuana is a bad idea to legalize. Politicians who believe that weed is a bad drug is because many people become addicted to it easily. Smoking marijuana daily can increase the risk of respiratory illness. For instance smoking marijuana on a daily basis can cause illnesses such as chronic bronchitis, chronic coughing, wheezing and higher-than normal levels of sputum. Additionally, marijuana smokers typically hold their breath longer than cigarette smokers, which means that they are exposed to more chemicals than weed smokers. Marijuana is filled with many of the same chemicals as cigarettes. Just like cigarettes marijuana can also cause cancer because of the different types of chemicals that it contains. Smoking marijuana can also cause your heart rate to raise and short term memory. Smoking too much marijuana can cause a lot of bad things to happen. For instance smoking too much of it can cause car crashes and workplace accidents.
Americans around the world greatly supports the legalization of medical marijuana only for medical uses. For instance at least 84% of the public believes the drug should be legal for medical uses only. Legalizing marijuana can be a good thing because of the chemicals that it contains, like THC. THC also known as tetrahydrocannabinol is a pain relieving oil that protects brain cells, and helps with PTSD. Another chemical that is in weed is called CBD which is also known as cannabinoids oil. This particular oil is used for anxiety, multiple sclerosis, and multiple other medical reasons. These are the most common reasons why people smoke marijuana on a daily basis. Smoking marijuana can improve your lung capacity. For example it’s possible that the increased lung capacity may be due to taking a deep breaths while inhaling the drug. This prove that marijuana can help a person’s breathing become much better.
Marijuana is much more safer than some other prescribed medications that treat the same illnesses. Compared to other prescription medical marijuana is much safer for patients that suffer from different illnesses and less damaging to the body itself in the long run. For instance unlike prescribes medicine you can’t overdose on marijuana. Overdosing on marijuana has never happened to anyone with illnesses, but overdosing on prescription has happen to many people with the same illnesses that marijuana can cure. Therefore most people around the world would rather prefer legalizing medical weed so less people could stop overdosing, which are causing many deaths around the world.