Since today was the world recognized cannabis day, referred to as “420,” I thought I would share a bit of insight. Marijuana is a touchy subject with some, and I understand there is good and bad. Living in Southern California means seeing marijuana is a regular, not crazy thing, and I would say about 30-40% of people my age have a Cannabis Medical Card. If you have never heard of this special card, it pretty much means you can go into a Medical Marijuana Clinic and “donate” money for marijuana and legally smoke and grow it. Pretty crazy, I know. California is not the only state with these special medical circumstances, There are other states that have legalized the medical use, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Dc, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
So the question is “Is this law being over abused?”
My answer to that is Yes. Here in California, a special cannabis card doctor will prescribe you Marijuana Card if you have troubling sleeping, eating, are terminally ill, or have muscle or joint pains, the list goes on. You make an appointment at a clinic and the doctor talks to you for about 15 minutes, then if you pay the usual $30-150 dollars, you get the card. It’s brainless. That is definitely the downside to it, too many people having a card might make the government revoke the rules. It’s a big “if” of course.
The good side to this, is patients that have cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis can now buy marijuana safely and legally. Marijuana does have many medicinal qualities to it. It is the only thing that will make you hungry, and in my opinion is better than ever using a sleeping pill, or other pills for treatment. So it is considered a safe alternative.
They even have Marijuana schools in California now, to teach you how to open a business, grow it properly, or to just know your rights and laws. It has changed drastically in the past years, and can be considered by some a horrible thing, and by others a blessing.
Whatever your take is on it, I would like to hear, and wether good or bad, its your opinion, and a great debate question!