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Patrick Williams WRD 104: Prof. Puccinelli 1. Nutshell your topic. In other words, describe it in two sentences. - Marijuana should be legalized for its healing and medicinal purposes. The positive effects of marijuana far outweigh the negative effects and its illegalization is unnecessary. 2. Describe your point of view / stance towards your topic. - Marijuana is misrepresented by the media, and the truth about its effects are underreported and known by only a few. The healing powers of the drug are substantial and should not be ignored. 3. Describe the value of your topic / its significance / why we should care. - This topic is valuable because many people are not aware of the factual effects of marijuana. Marijuana has many possible medical uses. Positive effects are claimed for ailments such as cancer, AIDS, and glaucoma. AIDS can cause a loss of appetite known as "wasting syndrome", which can lead to drastic weight loss and weakness. Chemotherapy used in the treatment of cancer causes nausea resulting in an inability to keep down food. Marijuana's healing nature for these two illnesses is a result of its ability to increase a person's appetite as well as relieving nausea, allowing a patient to regain weight. Marijuana also helps glaucoma patients by reducing intraocular pressure
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