I support medical marijuana
I support the legalization of marijuana
I support both medical and legal marijuana use
I am against medical marijuana and legal marijuana use
I am against the legalization of marijuana
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Oh, I agree it's probably inevitable, but there's a difference between something happening and that thing being a good idea.Agreed, but there is no IF. IMO legalization is inevitable.
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I support the legalization of marijuana. It have no desire to do drugs, nor do I agree it's smart to do them...HOWEVER this war on drugs has completely spiraled out of control. Also people should be allowed to make their own bad decisions. The government are not our parents, once we hit 18 we are supposed to be independent. But personally, I think I had more freedom as a child! So yes, I support marijuana, and no I am not a marijuana user nor will I ever be.
I have a bit of a different take on this.
I actually think legalization and regulation of marijuana recreationally is fine. Tight regulatory controls, a good taxation system to pay for the social issues it will contribute to seems like a no brainer to me.
I dont like the concept of medical marijuana, though.
My background is medicine, and pharmacology and drug development, specifically. The use of substances for medical use is a tricky business, full of unintended harms and benefits for patients. Pretending a drug like cannibas is a good thing for a million different disorders, without being very carefully studied for risks and benefits, it harmful to patients.
For example, its quite well known that cannibas works well to prevent nausea in response to chemotherapy. Does it work better than the other drugs we have? Is it safer? Can the smokable form ever be really safe? Those questions are not answered.
For MS, back pain, chronic pain, etc... there is just not very good data around the use and its benefits.
I know I can hear dozens of replies to the post saying "my (insert word here) used marijuana for (insert disease here) and said it was the only thing that worked." But medicine by anecdote is a terrible way to do medicine. I bet if I gave a whole bunch of people cocaine for their hangovers, they would report great results, too.
I'm sure marijuana has some medical utility. My guess is that its much less than what is currently being promoted... and make no mistake - in the states that its legal in, the promotion is a joke - like herbal medicines or homeopathic medicine for disease. These types of things can harm more than help - especially if the marijuana is being used in leiu of a safe and effective therapy.
I am in full support of the legalization of marijuana. In that stance, it makes me supportive of it for medical uses by default. There is absolutely no credible or substantial claims for it to continue to be illegal. It makes no sense, wastes money, and is completely asinine.
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Legalization of marijuana could be beneficial but it would the context in which it is legalized which would define how successful it would be. It would be very beneficial to the economy
Ironically, when most people think of "medical marijuana" they think of being able to roll a joint and smoke it. And as such believe and tout that many doctors believe that MJ is good for you. In fact they are wrong.Yes, many doctors do indeed prescribe Medical Marijuana and believe it to be good for peoples health....BUT (come on, you knew there was a "but" in there right?) when doctors proscribe Med MJ they more often than not prescribe it in vapor form. NOT roll a joint smoke it form. Why? Because smoking smoke into your lungs is bad for your health. It doesn't matter what you smoke. Smoke in lungs = bad. Our lungs are not designed to be filled with smoke.
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