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Legalize It Essay You are driving back from your chemo treatment at the hospital exhausted from the physical strain on your body You are tired and speeding home in order to go to sleep You pass a cop and he decides to pull you over As the cop approaches your window and asks for your license and registration you begin to open the glove box As you open your glove box you forget that you had put your medication in it Soon thereafter you are handcuffed in the back of a cop car on your way to jail The cop doesnt understand that the marijuana in your glove box was for medicinal purposes even though you look withered and you have no hair Marijuana has an active ingredient of THC tetrahydrocannabinol that helps to alleviate pain of terminally ill people Some states such as California have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes but the federal government hasnt therefore marijuana is still illegal This argument is more of a moral debate on the values of Americans but as of right now the pros outweigh the cons The American government should legalize the use of marijuana First the legalization of marijuana would help terminally ill patients with illnesses such as AIDS People who suffer form AIDS must take high doses of highly toxic anti-viral drugs such as AZT AZT can produce severe nausea and vomiting as well as other gastrointestinal problems These side effects may cause an AIDS patient to become bulimic and starve to death Smoking marijuana helps these patients cope with the severe side effects of AZT Since these patients cant legally obtain marijuana they go to the streets forcing them to illegally obtain this drug to help alleviate the pain caused by AZT By having these patients go to the streets to obtain marijuana they are not only putting their lives in danger but they are also supporting drug dealers Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy would
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