The most noticeable change is JJs ability to use words: now, when he becomes frustrated in class, he explains what the problem is and he is no longer afraid to get help from the staff. He has also become more willing to help others who function at a lower academic level” (“Mother and Son: The Case of Medical Marijuana”).
A main reason for which the government is unable to successfully control medical marijuana is the fact that it is not actively involved in the enterprise and that it would rather take on the mission of penalizing those who commit criminal acts and use the medical marijuana legislation as a cover-up (Kreit).
Although critics might think otherwise, traditional medicine has no beneficial effect in the case of some patients and this makes it absolutely necessary for these patients to be presented with alternatives in trying to gain relief from their pains. Even if medical marijuana does not guarantee the fact that individuals will no longer be in pain consequent to using it, it is nonetheless a significant alternative and should be accepted as one.
Legalizing medical marijuana has made it possible for numerous patients to be able to procure the substance without risking being punished. People who wanted to use medical marijuana as a result of the fact that they used a wide range of drugs that had no beneficial effect regarding their pain risked “possible federal prosecution and harassment, as well as the potential loss of employment” (Barkacs, and Barkacs).
Adopting an unbiased view regarding medicinal marijuana is particularly constructive, considering the numerous cases in which people were no longer in pain as a result of the fact that they or someone else decided that they should try the substance as an alternative to the wide range of drugs that did not work in taking away their suffering. Medical marijuana is not yet understood because people cannot abandon their preconceptions concerning the substance and as long as they do not receive assistance in the matter they are likely to maintain their thinking.
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