The following argument was abstracted from newspaper articles, editorials, and letters to the editor. Use the method presented in this section to construct argument patterns. If a statement is redundant or plays no role in the argument, do not include it in the pattern.
1 Numerous cancer patients on chemotherapy suffer from constant nausea, loss of appetite, and inability to sleep.
2 For many of these patients, inhaled marijuana is the only medicine that provides relief.
3 Also, it causes no harmful side effects.
4 For these reasons, medical marijuana should be legalized and made available to these patients.
5 This is not a law and order issue; it is a medical and human-rights issue.