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How Marijuana Can be Used as a Medicine- An Argument

Marijuana, specially the candyland strain, as a medicine for the chronically and critically ill has been a topic for debates over many years. Unfortunately, the banning of marijuana as a medicine is due to politics and some pharmaceutical companies, not facts.

Medical records have shown that there is indeed a medical usage for marijuana specially towards people who are suffering from cancer. With marijuana, the chemotherapy did not induce nausea amongst the patients and it improved their well-being. People suffering from AIDS who use marijuana as a medicine, were able to eat more food due to the improvement in their appetite. People who have chronic pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, and depression were also able to found relief in using marijuana.

One wonders why despite of all the proof behind marijuana’s medicinal use, there are still those who see it negatively. The truth is that if marijuana becomes legal there would be those political entities who will be put on a disadvantage in terms of influence and money. Most people would associate marijuana with a substance-abusing person who gets high in using it. They would not associate it with a breast-cancer patient receiving some marijuana for relief from the pain and the sickness. People in the office make use of people’s unawareness of medicinal marijuana as a leverage for them to sway the public in believing that marijuana is dangerous to their kids, for them to gain support in their political career. To prevent the loss of sales, pharmaceutical companies fund the activities of government officials who are at the opposition of the medicinal marijuana laws.

There are also those who ask what is dabbing, and why would someone smoke marijuana when you can just drink some medicine to deal with the illness. This question, however, is not helpful at all. To prefer to use this prescribed drugs is a mistake due to the fact that an over dosage on these would result to serious health sequences and even death. Prescribed drugs can get more people dependent on it and can also get more lives endangered. Cocaine, oxytocin, and heroin in the form of medicine, that is what they are. The information so far should at least convince you on how marijuana can actually help people with illnesses. There are prescribed drugs that are outperformed by marijuana in helping the sick. When marijuana is made legal, people would spend less in their medication and they would have a medicine that is natural and safer. It has always been about the political interest of some people and not on the actual capability of marijuana as a medicine. Influential and powerful individuals must consider the use marijuana as a medicine for the people who have terminal illnesses, and they should know and accept these facts.

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