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Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“Washington’s all-out ban on the medical use of marijuana is needlessly stringent. While most experts agree that marijuana can alleviate pain and nausea in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases like AIDS and cancer, federal law still classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning a substance without medicinal value. Drugs arguably more dangerous, like morphine and cocaine, by contrast may be prescribed as Schedule 2 drugs.”

“Put Wise Controls on Pot Law,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 16, 1999

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