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. Unfortunately, the banning of marijuana as a medicine is due to politics and some pharmaceutical companies, 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. Marijuana also helps in the survival of patients who have AIDS since it improves their appetite for food. 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. The typical idea majority of the people have on marijuana is a drug-addict needing it to get by. 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.
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. By asking this, you are not improving anybody’s situation. The thing is that these medicines are actually more dangerous because when they are overdosed, the patient’s life is endangered. Prescribed drugs can get more people dependent on it and can also get more lives endangered. These medicines are like legalized oxytocin, heroin, and cocaine. Hopefully, this would change your mind on the medicinal marijuana debate. 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. The argument on the medicinal feasibility of marijuana is not on its effectiveness but on the possible political and monetary losses some people would have once it becomes legal. 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.