The Fine Line


Nowadays there is endless discussion on the status of recreational and medical marijuana in our society (USA). The majority of this discussion that gets lost in translation is the line between medical and recreational use.

Being from a state where marijuana is illegal under both accounts, one mainly just watches from the sidelines as the states where it is legal grow, or collapse. Granted, there hasn’t been much collapsing since the boom of legalization, but this isn’t about what the states want, its what the people want. Seeing the bills being put out, the arguments made, the claims to get a medical card, one can question if medical and recreational marijuana are really just the same thing with different names.

Think about it, you could walk in to a doctors office today and tell them you have chronic stress and anxiety, and BOOM. You just got a medical card. The fact of the matter is that there is no true way to test for stress or anxiety, so one could just pretend to have the symptoms and basically get to use “medical” marijuana as they please, with the medical card as their scapegoat. This is not to say that I would not do the same thing, but at the same time, it makes me wonder whether or not it should be called Medical Marijuana and Recreational marijuana, or just everyone becoming a Licensed Marijuana User.

Do not take this piece as us saying medical marijuana is bullshit, we know that people truly do need it, and we are well aware of the medicinal benefits. However, in a world filled with people driven by the wrong intentions, the negatives must always be considered.

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