The Status of Marijuana as a Medicine
The medicinal use of marijuana’s candyland strain for the critically and chronically afflicted patients has always been controversial since time immemorial. There were forces in the society who prevented the medicinal use of marijuana and they used their political influence in that, not facts.
There has been proof in the medicinal properties of marijuana in terms of alleviating the conditions of people in the different stages and types of cancer. Marijuana helps the patient get better from the nausea after their chemotherapy, and even with the cancer itself. People suffering from AIDS who use marijuana as a medicine, were able to eat more food due to the improvement in their appetite. Moreover, marijuana can help in the alleviation of anxiety, depression, muscle spasms, and chronic pain.
Marijuana is helpful according to the different researches done about its medicinal capability, and yet others do not recognize that in their disbelief. 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. When you mention marijuana, people comment on how junkies are the primary benefactors of it. Their comments are not on how helpful marijuana is for alleviating the condition of someone suffering from breast-cancer. Politicians take advantage of the people’s ignorance on marijuana, so they demonize the plant and make it look like some substance that would make the children get addicted to it, just to get more votes during the election. The pharmaceutical companies back up this kind of politicians to prevent medicinal marijuana laws to be passed so that their businesses would not be affected.
Others also ask on the viability of smoking or dabbing marijuana for alleviation if there is a better alternative in the form of prescribed drugs. This question, however, is not helpful at all. The thing is that these medicines are actually more dangerous because when they are overdosed, the patient’s life is endangered. So basically prescribed drugs can lead to more chances of getting addicted and harmed on the part of the patient. Basically, these prescribed drugs are the equivalents of heroin, cocaine, and oxytocin. With all that has been said, the feasibility of marijuana to alleviate the suffering of those who are sick should at least make you believe. In reality some prescribed drugs have a minimal effect only, unlike marijuana who does a lot more. Through the legalization of marijuana, there would be affordable and natural medicine for people of different standing in the society. The medicinal marijuana debate has always been political in nature and not based on facts. People of power and influence should learn more and put more value on marijuana to help people get a safer form of medicine for their illnesses.