November 22 is right around the corner, for Michigan this means we'll vote on the proposal to legalize the usage of Marijuana for medical needs IE(HIV,Cancer,Terminal Ill). Well, I will say right here, right now that I will be voting it down. In this article I plan to tell you why. But before i get started, i will say that i have compassion for the sick and ill. I do now wish for people to suffer. My view will come across one way, it is not to discriminate against anyones rights and well being.
To me, passing this proposal is just another step of a broader agenda to legalize marijuana use for everyone. You'll hear a a lot of critics that are for it state, well alcohol is legal and that impairs you, so why not marijuana? Well, race car driving around a track is legal, but speeding is not. Would you like to make that legal to? It is not practical to to use the "but this is, why not this" when you are talking about legal and illegal substances. If it were to pass, its only going to spread to other states. After the states to local use. Just think, if it passed more and more people would treat it less like a drug and more for recreation. If the patients start using it, people will simply gripe that so and so is using it, why cant we? Why cant healthy people use it if sick people can? Why are you discriminating against me?
Another huge impact that it will have, is the spread usage of it. Its going to put more in circulation making it available to more people, whom in most circumstances wouldn't have access or were never pursuing it. For example, Uncle Mike uses it for pain. Nephew Jimmy see Uncle Mike using and figures hey, why not? Even if it were to stay for medical use only, would you want it around others? Opening a potential gateway to try and use it? It is also has the potential gateway drug, leading to the possible use of other harmful drugs.
The bottom line is, the negative far out weigh the positives in my opinion. There are plenty of treatments on the market for pain and suffering already. I don't think its the patients pushing this for the most part,. I think its the users that want it to be legal in the long run, thus using this proposal as a "gateway" for the overall legalization of it.