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The controversy of legalizing marijuana has been raging for quite a while in America From some people pushing it for medical purposes to pott-heads just wanting to get high legally Marijuana has been used for years as a popular drug for people who want to get a high All this time it has been illegal and now it looks as if the drug may There has been heated debate by many sides giving there opinion in the issue These people are not only left wing liberals either Richard Brookhiser a National Review Senior editor is openly supportive of medical marijuana yet extremely conservative in his writing for National Review Brookhiser 27 He is for medical marijuana since he used it in his battle with testicular cancer He says I turned to marijuana when I got cancer because marijuana gives healthy people an appetite and prevents people who are nauseated from throwing up Brookhiser 27 Cancer patients are not the only benefactors from the appetite enhancer in marijuana but so are Arizona and California have already passed a law allowing marijuana to be used as a medicinal drug Fifty Six percent of the California voters voted for this law Weve sent a message to Washington says Dennis Peron Theyve had 25 years of this drug was and theyve only made things worse Simmons 111 The Arizona proposition garnished an even wider margin of separation between the fores an against in a sixty five percent support tally Ethan Nadelmann insists that these propositions are not about legalization or decriminalization Theyre about initiating some non radical commonsense approaches to drug policy General Barry McCaffery disagrees saying I dont think this was a medical issue from the start Simmons 111 He also calls the new laws a tremendous tragedyThe federal government has a hard time letting the CaliforniaArizona act stand Marijuana is a schedule one drug and has no medicinal purpose Cocaine and morphine on the other hand
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