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Marijuana


as Medicine: More Harm Than Help Wade Cleland AP
English Language and Composition Mrs. Czupryk 18 April 1998
Cleland 1 as Medicine: More Harm Than Help Joan Daly
smokes . She is also a former member of the San Francisco
Police Department. When Joan was diagnosed with cancer she began
a rigorous chemotherapy program, which has left her in an almost
constant state of nausea, to battle her disease. She, and many like
her, claim that the only drug they have tried that works to ease their
pain is (Lacayo np). Claims such as this have led to a
national movement pushing the legalization of medical marijuana.
Marijuana should not be legalized for medicine or any other purpose.
(98) Naturally, ...

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ability to ease the
suffering of chemotherapy patients, however there is no research to
back these staunch claims. To be sure, there is a large body of
research regarding cannabinoids, the chemicals found in plants of the
same type as marijuana- the cannabis family, but the overwhelming
majority of those studies use the already USDA approved dronabinol,
a synthetic pill version of marijuana's main psychoactive ingredient,
THC (NIH np). The pill, claim legalization supporters, does not work to
relieve nausea (Lacayo np). There is, in fact, only one study that has
compared smoked marijuana and synthetic THC pills. Of the 20
patients studied, 9 had no preference, 7 preferred dronabinol, and only
4 preferred smoked marijuana (NIH np). Critics of the legalization
Cleland 2 movement say that using the drug before its safety and
effectiveness are determined is foolhardy ("Weed Wars" np). There is
evidence enough to support this claim. The number of patients who
have been clinically dosed ...

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