How Marijuana Can be Used as a Medicine- An Argument
There have been arguments on the idea of making marijuana, the candyland strain, a medicine to help the chronically and critically ill people, and that has continued to this since its first recognition as a possible medicinal plant. There were forces in the society who prevented the medicinal use of marijuana and they used their political influence in that, not facts.
Many cancer patients, in the different stages and forms, have found comfort and relief in using marijuana as a medicine. 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. People who have chronic pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, and depression were also able to found relief in using marijuana.
If marijuana is indeed helpful then why do many people still see it as a harmful substance? 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. 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. Because of the pharmaceutical industry’s fear of marijuana’s potential to provide a safe and cheap medicine for a lot of people, they would financially support people in the office who are against marijuana also.
Still, people wonder why one smokes or dabs marijuana as a medicine since a medically proven drug exists. 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. Having said that, these medicines are even more harmful and even more addictive than marijuana. Cocaine, oxytocin, and heroin in the form of medicine, that is what they are. Hopefully, this would change your mind on the medicinal marijuana debate. There are prescribed drugs that are outperformed by marijuana in helping the sick. Marijuana would eventually make medicine cost cheaper and more natural, in comparison to the prescribed drugs currently in the market. It has always been about the political interest of some people and not on the actual capability of marijuana as a medicine. 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.