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Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes Currently drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street everyday over drugs What about the people who need marijuana to help them perhaps live longer and healthier I believe that the federal government should legalize marijuana for medical purposes There are millions of people nationwide who suffer with AIDS cancer glaucoma and multiple sclerosis and are already using marijuana to treat their symptoms According to the Marijuana Policy Project Patients can be arrested and sent to prison for using marijuana-even those who have their doctors consent and approval Marijuana Policy Project November 1999 For possessing one joint the federal penalty is up to one year in prison MPP November 1999 Recreational use of marijuana became associated primarily with Mexican-American immigrant workers and the African-American jazz musician community decades ago Stroup 1999 The potential problems of marijuana were brought to public eye by HarryJ Anslinger the commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1930 Stroup 1999 These problems brought about the Marijuana Tax of 1937 The law was signed by President Franklin D Roosevelt to help reduce the use of marijuana It also made the use and sale a federal offense Stroup 1999 Since then many people have been fighting for the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NORML In March 1999 Gallup Pole News Service reported that 73 of the respondents said they would vote for making marijuana legally available for a doctor to prescribe Armentano 1999 Most recently a federally commissioned report by the National Academy of Sciences NAS determined that marijuanas active components arepotentially effective in treating pain nausea the anorexia of AIDS wasting and other symptoms Armentano1999 As found on the CNN website Weed Wars
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