CTM have focused on the issue of Cannabis: should it be legal?
Should Marijuana be legalized nationwide in the U.S.A? This topic is in such debate right now it’s insane. There are states that have legalized Marijuana recreationally, medically, and some not at all. It seems that every study that’s conducted pulls in different opinions and viewpoints. There are activists and medical advances. There is government input, religious outrage, and businessmen everywhere plotting their strategies, on how to make the most money out of marketing the “drug”.
What some of us just don’t quite understand is, why is it even a debate? The list of diseases and medical ailments that Marijuana helps to slow, treat, and minimize symptoms could be amongst the longest lists in medical history! Marijuana is like the all around super green. Experts claim it eases bone/joint pain, slows muscle deterioration, treats skin diseases, lessens migraines, assists in loss of appetite, slows or stops anxiety and rage, and more. Much much more! This tiny miniscule little list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what Marijuana is capable of.
Yet, here we are… in debate on whether or not it’s the “right thing.”. If the U.S Government, the FDA, and even Anti-Marijuana activists want to address what is or is not the “right thing,” then perhaps they should explore the “legal” alternative. The addictions, side effects, and even deaths by overdose on Opioids is a noted epidemic! Has anyone ever died of a Marijuana overdose? I think not.
It’s been argued that the main hang up on legalizing marijuana, medical or otherwise, all roots back to money. If legalized, many powerful organizations (those who won’t be named), will lose money. That’s an excellent theory, and is noted by the public.
Based on several studies being conducted in the areas that have actually legalized marijuana, things are looking up. As a nation, we are being told time and time again, that most states are a step closer to the legalization rather than farther from it. Time will tell, you hope builders you.
Colorado, for example have used a large portion the money acquired by Marijuana sales to do great things. Such as education, food programs for children, and even addiction prevention and assistance programs. Proving that if money is indeed the hang up, then maybe if approached from an investor’s angle rather than competition and/or fines from arrests (for example), then it may not be such a loss after all.
Let’s cross our fingers and hope that the inevitable U.S. legalization of Marijuana country wide happens sooner than later.