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Marijuana, commonly known as bhang, weed, stone and pot is produced from the plant called Cannabis Sativa. It remains illegal in many countries while others are fighting to legalize it. Some states in the U.S.A such as Colorado and Washington have already won the battle to legalize marijuana yet in other African countries it remains illegal yet it is used as a drug (Earleywine 12). Marijuana is speculated to have many clinical trials and medical benefits have been done to prove the hypothesis.
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Currently, it is said that most of international health organizations in the world grant their patients the legal access and use of marijuana but under physician supervision. In Canadian Medical Association, there have been suggestions that there should be broad public health approach to evaluating and discuss the use marijuana.
It is correct to conclude that legalization of marijuana should only be for medical purposes but not other purposes like recreational drug. States should legalize marijuana for medicinal purpose and ensure there is no other use of marijuana. It has been argued widely on positive and negative of legalization of Marijuana. It has both constructive and destructive ability. However, controlled use of the drug could improve the health of our society. The real roots of categorizing medical cannabis have established the various advantages of marijuana in human health. Re-evaluation of legalizing marijuana could prove that marijuana has an overall positive effect on the modern society especially when marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes
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Kilmer, Beau. Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know. London: Oxford University Press, 2012.