The Case for Compassionate Use of Marijuana


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POLS 123
21 April 2010
The Case for Compassionate Use of Marijuana
Society faces the question whether “compassionate use” of medical marijuana is a legitimate solution to certain medical problems. Critics argue that compassionate use laws are simply a way for stoners to have an excuse to puff and that this practice is addicting and potentially deadly. The objective of this paper is to highlight the liberal position that marijuana is truly a medicine and compassionate use is justified. The Supreme Court Case Gonzales v. Raich, along with other reference material, will be utilized to illustrate how this issue has been argued on a legal level.
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