FallaciesPresentation Speaker Notes
FallaciesPresentation Speaker Notes
Fallacieshave become an essential part of humanity. Sometimes people forceissues or ideas through via incorrect argument to either gainsomething, or because there does not exist a compelling reason totake that specific course. The purpose of this presentation is tofocus on a key healthcare issue, implementation of marijuana formedical purposes, with a broader incorporation of fallacies.
TheUnited States has had many legal and social issues regarding thelegalization and incorporation of marijuana as a medicine. Everyhuman is entitled to an opinion, and there are divided reasoningpoints to whether the substance should be legal or not. However,medics believe that it is a better option to the existing medicinalproblem (DeAngelo& Redford, 2015).The category of the substance would not have led to the tabling ofthis discussion unless it is worthy. AIDS and cancer lack cure and ifmarijuana has relieved patients of their pain, it is only fair thatthe government allow the debate to come to a halt.
TheUS government may be right to restrict the use of marijuana formedicinal purposes. The issue of drugs is a major issue in mostsociety around the country. Moreover, people have been abusing theproduct for many years. Creating any form of exception may encouragemost people to abuse the drug publicly. The government may find itdifficult to sustain the situation since everybody will have ascapegoat. Despite the many benefits, the fear of things falling outof proportion is holding back the implementation of marijuana.
Fallacieshave become a common part of humanity. Incorrect arguments arepopular when there is need to pass information through or win anargument where the opposition is eminent. Fallacies set in because ofmany reasons. One of those is that at times, no compelling reasoningthat will fit a scenario, and fallacies may be the only way out.
Mostpeople have the wrong information and beliefs regarding medicinalvalues of marijuana. Despite the genuine need by the sick, someindividuals want the legalization process to sail through because ofpersonal benefits and selfish gains. Most people assume that thesubstance is perfect and does not have any challenges (Murphy& Carnevale, 2016).The reasoning at this point revolves around two factors. One,marijuana offers a solution to the problems that research has failedto address, and that makes people want to believe that there is nobetter option. Two, most citizens, both the sick and the rest ofpublic tend to enjoy great benefit if they have marijuana legalized.
Thegovernment seems to be bailing out on its people by denying them thechance to access drugs because of the fear of an unknown occurrencebased on a generalized reasoning. Problems in controlling a fewstates that have the consumption of marijuana as a medical drug doesnot represent the outcome of availing a solution to a sufferingnation. The belief that the occurrences in a small territory willspread over to the rest of the country is an illogical approach toaffairs. Every adjustment comes with countermeasures, and thegovernment should know that better than anyone else does.
Thewrong information that people have regarding medicinal values ofmarijuana may offer a strong push towards achieving its legalization.Democracy relies on the majority, and the nation has a reputation forpracticing it.
Ifthe government believes that there is a solid and compelling reasonnot to allow the use of marijuana as a medicine, the public demandmay be incredibly difficult to implement. Moreover, the individualswho may be opposing the motion are presenting the views of thepeople. In certain circumstances, the majority may be wrong while thefew may have the right course of action.
DeAngelo,G., & Redford, A. (2015). Is Medical Marijuana a Gateway Drug?:The Effect of Medical Marijuana Legalization on Heroin Use Rates. In2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas (No.229981). Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
Murphy,P., & Carnevale, J. (2016). Regulating marijuana in california.Sacramento, CA: public policy institute of california.