Over the past few years, the marijuana industry has been growing rapidly and marijuana has been legalized in many states across the US.  In all states where marijuana laws have been passed, marijuana is legal for medical use.  Cannabis can help treat many different illnesses, including cancer, HIV / AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, and insomnia.  I think that marijuana is a phenomenal source of medicine, especially if it is benefitting patients who would be using medicine with side effects if it wasn’t for cannabis.  In my opinion, marijuana should be legalized across the United States for medical use.  It is unfair for those with these illnesses living in states where it is illegal to suffer with these symptoms when marijuana could truly benefit them.  One of my friends just recently got her medical card here in Massachusetts.  She can now get her medicine seven days a week at a local dispensary, where she is served first in line because she is a medical patient.  My friend got her medical card to treat her insomnia, and I have already noticed a significant change in her.  She no longer has to call out of work or cancel plans because she has been up all night.  My friend is grateful that she is living in Massachusetts where marijuana is legalized for medical and recreational use.  In the future, I hope to see more states legalizing medical marijuana, as it is a powerful medicine that can potentially benefit many more people.

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