The United States of America is uniting, not in a movement, but with the legalization of Marijuana. Till now, more than 20 states have joined the league of legalized medical marijuana. The recreational marijuana is still debatable, where some are still fighting against the legaliziation of recreation marijuana and some believe that it should be limited to medical uses only.
The argument is, the advocacy to get Recreational Marijuana its “legal consented state” is overstated where as legalization of medical marijuana still can be useful for research and studies. It will allow the generation to understand it better.
Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon by profession and a CNN’s chief Medical Correspondent in an article for CNN recently apologized for overlooking the scientific value of marijuana research. He said that, “It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works,”. “We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.”
It was found that currently only 6% of studies on Marijuana analyze its medicinal properties.
“No matter how much recreational marijuana sounds” good, still it has negative effects. It can mess up a big time with your brain functionality and your emotions.
Round of interviews, polls and researches by Pew Research Centre survey suggests that around six in ten Americans, that makes around 62% of the them are in the favor of legalization of Marijuana and since a long time there has been a gradual increase and has been growing ever since. In the year of 2000 the U.S. adults who supported marijuana was as low as 31%, and now it has doubled in 18 years.
There was a time when there was a wide generational and partisan difference in the views of marijuana legalization. The legislative parties have been very uncertain about it, where the Republican by just 49% are in the favor of the bill and on the other side, 57% of Democrats believe that the state government should consider in legalization of marijuana.
The bill, getting support from Schumer, D-N.Y. is said to be addressing federal marijuana policy. It was set for introduction on April 20, which is also a day that is marked as THE MARIJUANA DAY (unofficial) would be removing the drug from the scheduled substance list. Marijuana is still mentioned under Schedule I drug and defined as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” according to the Drug Enforcement Administration – a classification that equates its potential danger with that of heroin.
When the healthcare professionals were asked about their take over legalization of recreational marijuana nationally and it was found that: (%age in support)
- Pharmacists: 54%
- Psychologists: 61%
- Health Business/Administration: 72%
- Nurses: 57%
- Physicians: 53%
When the healthcare professionals were asked about their take over legalization of medical marijuana nationally and it was found that: (%age in support)
- Physicians: 67%
- Health Business/Administration: 88%
- Nurses: 82%
- Pharmacists: 71%
- Psychologists: 82%
In any case, it has been seen that the majority of the medical professionals do support in legalizing recreational or medical marijuana. There was a survey by MedScape that was launch in the month of May in 2018 that asked the respondents in the states that whether they recommend medical cannabis to patients. 59% of the physicians were in the favor of the motion and even 59% of nurses along 52% of pharmacists said the same.