Alexandra N. New Mexico

Medical Marijuana

I believe that medical marijuana should be legal throughout the United States

Dear Future President,

My name is Alexandra; I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I believe that you should legalize marijuana throughout the United States because its very helpful to most people who have a medical condition this have been proved by scientific proof.

Sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works and it should be treated like any other medicine that doctors prescribe. Ralph Nader, LLB, attorney, author, and consumer advocate, stated the following in an Oct. 8, 2004 interview with the Drug War Chronicle: Research has shown marijuana to be a safe and effective medicine for controlling nausea associated with cancer therapy, reducing the eye pressure for patients with glaucoma, and reducing muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, para- and quadriplegia and many more diseases. Marijuana has some risks but very few along with other medicine prescribed by doctors. Also Philip Denney, MD, co-founder of a medical cannabis evaluation practice, stated the following in his Nov. 17, 2005 testimony to the Arkansas legislature in support of House Bill 1303, An Act to Permit the Medical Use of Marijuana: I have found in my study of these patients that cannabis is really a safe, effective and non-toxic alternative to many standard medications. There is no such thing as an overdose. We have seen very minimal problems with abuse or dependence, which at worst are equivalent to dependence on caffeine. While a substance may have some potential for misuse, in my opinion, that's a poor excuse to deny its use and benefit to everyone else.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my letter. I hope one day we will start the process of legalization. I can't wait to see what you are going to do for our country.

Sincerely, Alexandra N