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legalizing cannabis for medical treatments

At one time, physicians prescribed marijuana for a large number of medial modalities. Medical issues such as to relieve pain, to treat migraines and asthma and to even stimulate appetite. Persons who are trapped with a medical illness in which modern medicine is no longer able to help them, they are looking for an alternative, a safer alternative one in which that medical marijuana can provide to them. What a benefit of Legalizing Cannabis for Medical Treatments which would benefit those who could use it would be beneficial. {{{o}}}

The marijuana plant which is actually a weed by nature, called cannabis sativa, is grown and when reached a mature state the leaves are cut and dried. This dried product is what is smoked or used in indigested. The active component of cannabis is THC or tetrahydrocannabinol; more common terms are “pot”, “grass”, “reefer”, “weed” or “Mary Jane”.

medical treatments picMany people have condemned marijuana as having negative impacts on persons who use the plant but do the facts that show that there are definitely medical benefits available from cannabis strong enough to stand ground for legalization of marijuana? As with anything else that should or should not be legalized, there are pros and cons to it all. If you are aware of any of the marijuana history, it was once considered a primary crop in the southeastern states of the United States; it was called Hemp at that time.

As time progressed and people abused the plant’s product and other certain events occurred and then laws were passed and now it is considered illegal in many places. Today there are some states (and other places throughout the world) that allow the legal use of medical marijuana such as in California. In the states in which cannabis is legal, it is only under certain guidelines and restrictions; otherwise it is illegal. Before you grow or consume you should know if it is legal or not.

The health industry, depending upon which part you are referring to, does actually want to help patients get better and resolve any and all of their medical ailments. Many doctors who still really do have concern for their patients and don’t want to keep writing prescriptions for modern medicine that has a ton of side effects that are sometimes worse than their patients’ medical condition itself do try to find alternatives to help their patient overcome the ailment. Legalizing Cannabis for Medical Treatments would help physicians provide a natural alternative for their patients who could reap the benefits of marijuana with the proper prescribed dosage.

Research has proven time and time again that the cannabinoids that are found within cannabis can provide relief to a number of medial ailments such as blocking pain (chronic pain sufferers, MS patients), stimulating the appetite (such as in AIDS patients) and stopping nausea(chemo patients) to name just a few. Of course, I can’t stop there, there is also Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Asthma, muscle spasms, arthritis, migraines, gastrointestinal disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, certain psychological conditions and Wasting Syndrome.

 

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