Modification two or the appropriate to Healthcare Cannabis would make the use of medical cannabis legal below particular well being conditions. Sufferers or caregivers with an issued license by a medical doctor would also be allowed to attend registered cannabis treatment facilities (Ballotpedia 2014). Not just anyone can get a healthcare cannabis license although. Folks need to be diagnosed with a “debilitating medical situation” this sort of as most cancers, HIV or glaucoma. The Florida Division of Health would be accountable for regulating health-related marijuana and it would also problem identification cards and build processes for treatment centers. In the subsequent passages I will talk about the pros and negatives of marijuana, how very poor people can get it if they can’t afford it and how I personally feel about amendment two and the legalization of cannabis.
Health-related cannabis has several wellness positive aspects such as relieving continual ache owing to an disease or relieving tension following a extended or busy working day. The evidence is verified by study that cannabis can reduce particular kinds of ache, nausea, vomiting, and other debilitating signs induced by this kind of ailments as cancer and AIDS in patients all about the world (ProCon 2014). Sanjay Gupta, MD, Main Medical Correspondent for CNN talked about that marijuana does not have a higher prospective for abuse and there are quite genuine programs. Also “Occasionally marijuana is the only factor that performs”, said Gupta. Arthritis is another frequent disease, typically in more mature grown ups, with no current heal and marijuana has been established to support alleviate the indicators of this ailment as properly. Rheumatology noted in 2006 that “In comparison with the placebo, the CBM [cannabis-based medication] created statistically important enhancements in discomfort on movement, soreness at rest and good quality of rest (ProCon 2014). Though there are a number of reputable advantages of medical marijuana, there are still those who disagree and argue that the legalization of medical cannabis would be hazardous to modern society.
The ones who are against Modification 2 and the authorized use of marijuana argue it may be detrimental to culture by creating an improve in crime. Bishop Ron Allen claimed that marijuana would boost crime and poverty in Berkeley and he clarifies, “Study tells us that marijuana has the same outcomes on the enjoyment central technique in the mind as heroin and crack cocaine.” (OpposingViews 2014) Supporters of marijuana like Mason Tvert, of the Cannabis Policy Task disagree with Allen, stating that Allen didn’t know what he was speaking about and cannabis has been verified to be less poisonous and much less addictive than other medication. “The truth is that Health care associations throughout the region and more than 80% of Us citizens feel marijuana can assist seriously sick individuals (Opposing Sights) states Tvert.” A study performed by the College of Texas at Dallas identified that legalized marijuana may decrease crimes like robbery and homicide (Ferner 2014).
An additional downfall of cannabis is that it is explained to be a gateway or stepping stone to other damaging drugs these kinds of as cocaine or heroine. The Eagle Forum described in a assertion that “Because THC is continuously in the human body the “large” from pot gradually diminishes so pot smokers typically get other medications to get a kick (ProCon 2014).” Sue Rosche, Founder and President of the Nationwide People in Action states, “This issue obtained extreme press coverage and California’s teenagers received the message, their past thirty day period marijuana use increased by virtually 1-3rd that calendar year, from 6.five% to 9.two% in accordance to the Nationwide House Study on Drug Abuse. It’s still continuing to increase: 1997-6.8%, 1998-7.four, and 1999-8.four%. Even if the use of marijuana continues to rise and it is legalized, how will the inadequate households receive it if they can’t find the money for it?
The Metropolis of Berkeley, Calif. just lately introduced a new law in which cannabis dispensaries will have to donate two% of their cannabis to lower-earnings individuals beginning in August of following 12 months (OpposingViews). This could be a excellent regulation that other states like Florida can use to regulate to use of marijuana if they do decide to make it legal. With the donation legislation, bad men and women can get entry to the cannabis they need to have which is recognized to sell for at minimum $400 an ounce in California. This price tag is only the street worth of the plant-form (what you smoke) of medical marijuana, so other types this sort of as liquid or extracted could value a lot more. The most crucial component about condition regulation is that inadequate households with “debilitating healthcare problems” will have a way to get the healthcare cannabis they want to reduce their signs and symptoms.
With all the factual proof pointing to the amazing advantages of health-related cannabis, I concur and vote indeed on amendment two which will legalize medical marijuana. I have a grandmother who has epilepsy seizures and if a dose of approved marijuana will help reduce her or any other patient’s indicators, why not give her or other individuals dosages by capsule? The Epilepsy Foundation unveiled a statement earlier this 12 months that supported the rights of sufferers and people living with seizures and epilepsy to obtain doctor-directed care, such as marijuana (OpposingViews). There is no factual proof of anyone dying from marijuana and my investigation concluded primarily good rewards. Weighing out the advantages of healthcare marijuana and the fact that very poor homes might have a way to get it, presents the state of Florida all the causes and factual evidence it requirements to legalize cannabis.