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Should Marijuana be Legalized for AIDS Use Fifteen years ago the word AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was barely used in the United States Today its on the cover of every newspaper and parents and kids discuss it regularly in the household It is no longer considered someone elses problem it is now everyones problem Not a day goes by that a person doesnt worry about AIDS The fear of AIDS is heightened only by the fact that there is no cure People with AIDS must live with the fact that they are eventually going to die Their death comes slowly and painfully Each day they take pills and shots that provide temporary relief but in the long run they only make matters worse Some pills side effects are worse than some of the diseases symptoms What if there was a drug that could ease some of this pain Scientists and researchers seem to believe that they have found this miracle drug Believe it or not this miracle drug has been used for decades Just recently medical doctors suggested that marijuana be used to treat some symptoms of AIDS This proposal brings forth both medical and ethical questions Why exactly should marijuana be legalized for AIDS use Many doctors believe that cannabis is particularly useful in the treatment of AIDS Wasting Syndrome They believe that it causes the patient to develop an appetite therefore causing them to gain weight It is also believed that marijuana helps relieve nausea caused by AIDS and other AIDS treatments Patients have gone on record stating that marijuana has helped tremendously in the relief of AIDS related illnesses If marijuana has been used for so many years why are we just now recognizing its medical potential Marijuana has been suggested for medical use for many years and yet it has always been put on the back burner This brings up the ethical side of the argument In the past decades
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