Medical Marijuana should be an alternative to any medicine because first off an insurance plan doesn’t always cover it, it's cheaper to use instead of pills like oxycodone, and it's not addictive like other prescription pills. First, a lot of insurances don’t cover everything like pills. Health insurance is taking a toll on people who use medical marijuana because, if insurance is saying that something such as insulin would be covered or reduced to a small rate vs. Medical marijuana where it’s full price is hurting people that need it,would be harder for them to treat their illnesses and disabilities. If the insurance can cover it would be a small portion of it. It's way cheaper than prescription pills. Medical marijuana is becoming cheaper than normal prescriptions drugs, such as the amount of marijuana in a joint would cost you around $3 vs paying $40 for a single pill in this case Zofran which is used on cancer patients going through chemotherapy. Its way cheaper $3 vs $40. It can help pay for any other medical bills by saving money you can pay for anything. Then, it's not as addictive as prescription pills. Veterans affairs have been covering the cost of 10 grams of medical marijuana every day for each individual veteran since 2008. Veterans prefer Medical Marijuana than a pill that would make them feel happy, and they probably don’t want to be addicted to anything. All in all, we should convert to medical marijuana because it's more natural and cheaper, some plans can’t cover prescription pills and it's not as addictive as some pain killers.