Lan N. & Lillian S. Oklahoma

Legalizing Medical Marijuana

People with serious diseases that cause immense pain should have access to something they know will help lessen it.

Dear Future President,

Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, Oklahoma is not one. Only 4 states allow it for recreational uses. Pain is the main reason for using marijuana as a prescribed drug. We believe that people with serious diseases that cause the immense pain like cancer, Crohn's disease, and HIV should have access to something they know will work.

Marijuana is another form of painkiller that definitely has proven to work better than other prescription drugs. In Oklahoma this year 70,000 signatures were collected in support of medical marijuana. But the bill was put off until the next ballot. Marijuana for recreational uses is completely different than for medical uses, people with painful diseases really need it and people with no sickness or pain really have no need for it other than to tame their addiction. Because marijuana is a highly addictive drug everyone whether they have a disease or not should be careful and be cautious of how much and how often it’s used.

But we believe that it should be open to only people with multiple doctors references and history of many different medicines that just don’t seem to work. Though marijuana will be open to them it should only be used as a last resort, they will be knowingly using a potentially harmful drug as something that could save them or worsen their medical and mental state. According to, there are 1,246,170 people using marijuana medically and so many more people support it. I hope you do to and push to make medical marijuana legal in all states.


Lan N. and Lillian S. 

Classen School of Advanced Studies

Classen SAS 8th Grade English

Students from Ms. Sutton's 8th grade English classes in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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