Bør vi udvide den legale brug af cannabismedicin i Danmark?

Rikke Søs Brøndt, Anastasija Borup, Kristvør Andreasen & Stig Hamborg Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Cannabis is believed to have many medical purposes mostly as a way to treat pain connected with cancer and multiple sclerosis. Despite of the medical effect cannabis is mainly used for its intoxicating effect. This lead to an ilegalization of cannabis. The illegalization made it hard to research in cannabis medicine, and collect data for its usage. In 1985 the first Cannabis medicine became legalized in Denmark.
The purpose of this report is to enlighten the debate in an objective way, on whether or not to expand the use of Cannabis for medical purposes in Denmark. To do so, we will be using Stephen Toulmins Argumentationtheory, based on arguments from scientific articles and the political debate on the subject. We chose some basic arguments on the issue and used the theories of Utilitarism and the Harm-principle by John Stuart Mill, to challenge the arguments.
By doing so, we concluded that the evidence against medical cannabis is quite vague and that the medicinal benefits strongly outweighs the negative effects.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato2 jun. 2016
Antal sider53
VejledereThomas Søbirk Petersen