Title

Medical Marijuana

Location

Room A155

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 11:45 AM

Abstract

Marijuana was historically used as a comfort drug, and as other comfort drugs like nicotine gained a negative reputation, marijuana suffered the same fate. Marijuana is currently recognized as a Schedule I drug by the FDA, but it has been scientifically proven to have medicinal properties. We believe that the physical benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the ethical concerns, so our policy wants the FDA to recognize marijuana as a Schedule III drug, allowing it to be sold in all states in regulation for medicinal purposes. The policy contains an age restriction of twenty-five years old, a medical background check done by hospital administration, a prescription by the doctor of the patient, and it follows the current prescription infrastructure. Many Americans suffer from symptoms of disease that can be eased by the effects of marijuana. Many people dislike the proposed idea of the legalization because they believe that it is an unsafe drug, and that the risks far outweigh the costs; however, this is not necessarily the case since marijuana has been proven to be less addictive than opioids. In fact, it has been shown to have important medicinal purposes in helping treat cancer symptoms and other diseases.

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Medical Marijuana

Room A155

Marijuana was historically used as a comfort drug, and as other comfort drugs like nicotine gained a negative reputation, marijuana suffered the same fate. Marijuana is currently recognized as a Schedule I drug by the FDA, but it has been scientifically proven to have medicinal properties. We believe that the physical benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the ethical concerns, so our policy wants the FDA to recognize marijuana as a Schedule III drug, allowing it to be sold in all states in regulation for medicinal purposes. The policy contains an age restriction of twenty-five years old, a medical background check done by hospital administration, a prescription by the doctor of the patient, and it follows the current prescription infrastructure. Many Americans suffer from symptoms of disease that can be eased by the effects of marijuana. Many people dislike the proposed idea of the legalization because they believe that it is an unsafe drug, and that the risks far outweigh the costs; however, this is not necessarily the case since marijuana has been proven to be less addictive than opioids. In fact, it has been shown to have important medicinal purposes in helping treat cancer symptoms and other diseases.