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Medical Marijuana Marijuana a drug that has been studied for many decades provides for a very heated argument No longer is it seen solely as a hallucinogen but some claim that it is miracle drug for chemotherapy and glaucoma patients However no legitiment medical organizations see marijuana as a safe and effective medicine Society is also aware of the harmful and long-term effects of the drug and therefore are strongly opposed to its legalization Marijuana should not be considered for legalization because its few benefits are greatly outweighed by its downfalls Marijuana is now being recognized for possessing a few medical benefits For both chemotherapy and anorexic patients it can serve as an appetite stimulant and as a mild pain killer Glaucoma patients have also claimed that it saves what eye sight they have left and eases headache pains However these foe benefits are not enough for legislators to even consider marijuanas legalization The movement to legitimize smoking marijuana as a medicine is not encouraged by the Federal Food and Drug Administration FDA health and medical associations or medical experts Supporters of marijuanas legalization have completely thrown out all the accepted rules of medical research and FDA approval The FDA clearly states for a drug to be approved it must demonstrate that it causes no harm when taken properly and it has to show a demonstrable and consistently positive effect on the medical condition in question Supporters of the drug have failed to show that marijuana does either Medical experts dictate that it is not good medical practice to allow a substance to be used as a medicine if that product is not FDA-approved is ingested by smoking and is exempt from quality control standards Smoked marijuana has been extensively researched and has not yet been documented to be a safe and effective medical treatment Instead it has been shown to be a cause of many negative health effects Extensive research has proven marijuana
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