Ask yourself this question, what would you do if society took something away from you because it was taken advantage of by humanity? Marijuana is a very prominent and disputable issue in today’s society. To this day, the human population have a hard time choosing if they are for or against the legalization of marijuana. The parents of Hannah Eberhart were certainly for the legalization of marijuana when cannabis treatments helped their 8 year-old daughter battle PedIatric Lymphoma. Viewing marijuana as a negative impact to someone’s life is simply cruel and selfish. There are many weapons accessible in society that serve many different purposes, but can easily cause harm when used the wrong way. It’s striking that society can’t accept the fact that life is full of commodities that have positive and negative effects, which includes marijuana. That being said. Marijuana should be legalized. Besides the negative view it has on today’s society, it serves many beneficial purposes in the healthcare system, including patient treatments, economically benefits todays society, and portrays a deep understanding on the young brain.
Over the years, research has composed results to suggest that medical marijuana can be used as a treatment option on patients. The marijuana plant contains chemicals that assist in treating a range of disease and illnesses. One area that a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examined firmly was the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain. Chronic pain is a leading cause of many disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, acquired brain injury, and vision impairment, affecting more than 25 million adults in North America. As a matter of fact, evidence was found supporting the use of marijuana to relieve depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety symptoms. For example, a review published in Clinical Psychology Review indicated that humans that suffer from Parkinson’s disease, Ischemic heart disease, or chronic pulmonary disease witness these symptoms on a daily (Medical News Today). Additionally, the examination on cancer cells suggest that cannabinoids may either slow down the advancement of or kill some types of cancer. The oral cannabinoids are effective against daily symptoms caused by chemotherapy. All things considered, marijuana is a natural herb grown on the earth that can be simply used as a miracle medicine for those in need.
The economic benefits of marijuana have been one of the main reasons on whether or not to legalize marijuana in most countries. Opening up marijuana nurseries and dispensaries would be be the first step for the countries that voted in favour of cannabis. These nurseries and dispensaries would not only create jobs but also set the ball rolling for economic activity in the marijuana industry. In 2015, the legal cannabis industry in Colorado created more than 18.000 new full-time jobs, generating $2.2 billion in economic activity. When considering the economic benefits of legal marijuana, it is important to think of the finances produced as well as the company gains that could be generated through such a process. The cannabis industry produces a significant amount of revenue through their customers, and most of the finances does indeed go to the government. Furthermore, which is then transported into the healthcare, education, and transportation systems. As a matter of a fact, if marijuana remains illegal on the federal level, it becomes more difficult for investors to capitalize on the growth of the industry. Legal cannabis presents the possibility to secure the investment portfolios of investors. As the economic benefits of a legal marijuana industry take effect, there are many compelling reasons to consider international legalization.
As legalization progresses throughout The United States and Canada, this has become a very important issue to study, and there is not a wide range of research on the effects on cannabis on the brain. It simply wasn’t a priority until recently. According to the Massachusetts General Hospital, there has been batteries of cognitive testing, MRI scans, and functional MRI scans to try to understand the impact of marijuana use, as well as its effects on the function and structure of the brain. One of the most well replicated finding in the cannabis literature are the effects of cannabis on memory. If you are a frequent cannabis user, there will be problems connected to memory. Although, what was found in the Massachusetts General Hospital Lab is that the problems are dependent on the age which you start indulging in marijuana. Evidence found that the students who started using marijuana at 18-19 years of age, did not show the decline in memory performance. There are also studies done on local high schools, where frequent marijuana users are analyzed on how they learn. Shockingly, what was found was that if the students stop using marijuana, they learn better almost immediately. The adjustment will happen within a week of stopping, which conveys an important public health message.
In conclusion marijuana does have its own advantages, but just like anything else in the world today, it can be abused and misused by this generation. Many countries are taking into consideration the advantages of cannabis and starting the legalization of marijuana slowly. The legalization of marijuana benefiting the healthcare sector, the economy, and the minds of young people can bring a compelling amount of justice to the world. The truth is that everybody, everywhere deserves to access and reap all the benefits of marijuana.