Pro Medical Marijuana Proposal
Pro Medical Marijuana Proposal
Please use this document as a template for your proposal by filling in the sections with blue font.
SUBJECT: Pro Medical Marijuana Proposal
RESEARCH QUESTION: Should Medical Marijuana be legalized, what are the benefits and harms associated with Medical Marijuana and its effectiveness in addressing certain health issues?
CLAIM: Legalization of Medical Marijuana to help patients in addressing certain health issues.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL: There has been a long debate on whether or not to legalize medical marijuana to help patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as cancer in addressing some of the symptoms of the illnesses (Kramer, 2014). Some of the arguments are based on the negative effects, which are associated with Medical Marijuana with some of the effects including addiction (Oberg, 2018). However, there are benefits associated with Medical Marijuana, which should not be ignored, and an analysis on the benefits as well as the disadvantages will provide information to determine whether to legalize Medical Marijuana (Kramer, 2014).
Some of the challenges or complications, which I might encounter in the research process, include having a difficult time in finding research participants since some of the participants who use marijuana may shy away from sharing their views for fear of being prosecuted (Bruno, 2014). This challenge may be addressed by forming a group network, which individuals are willing to associate with and will not be discouraged in sharing their thoughts on the topic (Bruno, 2014). This group can be formed through recommendations where participants recommend other individuals who might be willing to participate in the research, which will create trust and openness in the group (Bruno, 2014). 2-3 SOURCE COLLECTION via a Synthesis Matrix
A Synthesis Matrix is basically a visual representation of our collected resources. It shows the breakdown of topic to specific evidence. Please fill in the table below with your 2-3 collected resources (you should have at least one from this week’s discussion board). Some sources may cover more than one pro-point, while others just prove the one pro-point.
Source: Use an APA in-text citation 1st Pro-Point:
Medical Marijuana 2nd Pro-Point:
Benefits of Medical Marijuana 3rd Pro-Point:
(Kramer, 2014) for first source Medical Marijuana has been used to address some of the health issues, which include cancer due to its medicinal properties. This is evident in treating nausea and pain for cancer patients. (Oberg, 2018) for second source Medical Marijuana has side effects if high doses are used. Some of the side effects include fatigue, dizziness, dry mouth, and paranoia.
(National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2018) for third source if needed Medical Marijuana contains THC and CBD, which are useful in increasing appetite and addressing nausea. Medical Marijuana can also be used to decrease pain and patients with muscle control problems. References
Bruno, L. (2014). From Research to I-Search. Cork: BookBaby.
Kramer, J. (2014). Medical Marijuana for Cancer. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 65(2), 109-122.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Marijuana as Medicine. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana-medicine on 2018, October 31
Oberg, E. (2018). Medical Marijuana (Medical Cannabis). Retrieved from https://www.medicinenet.com/medical_marijuana_medical_cannabis/article.htm#medical_marijuana_facts