Medical, recreational pot use should be legal
Did you know that cannabis can help against cancer?
Cannabis should be legal for medical, as well as, recreational use. According to Arjun Walia from collective-evolution .com, there are 20 medical studies that prove cannabis (marijuana) can cure or prevent cancer from spreading farther.
A study done by Harvard Medical School determined the effectiveness of cannabis used for treatment against lung cancer cells. It is better to use cannabis for pain than narcotics. Alcohol is worse for you in the long term and short term compared to cannabis.
The same thing is true about cigarettes, yet both are still legal. According to Dr. Henningfield of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, he states that the withdrawal, tolerance, dependence, and addiction potential in nicotine are two times higher than cannabis.
In addition, Henningfield also states that alcohol’s withdrawal, tolerance, dependence, intoxication, and addiction potential are almost three times higher than cannabis.
According to Paul Armentano from alternet.org cannabis has been proven to be an exit drug compared to being a gateway drug. According to drugpolicy.org cannabis is also helpful for treating the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions. It can help people with serious pain and suffering.
If legalized the state and federal government it could provide additional revenue from taxation. This revenue could be put to good use toward transportation, education, and healthcare. For example, Colorado made a total of $3.5 million in taxes and fees in the first month of medical and recreational cannabis sales.
By the next fiscal year, Colorado will have made almost $1 billion in revenue. In the long run, legal cannabis sales will benefit our country’s debts, as well as the medical field.