Argumentative Essay On Medical Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana is a marijuana plant used to treat health problems. Medical Marijuana can be beneficial but controversial. Medical marijuana serves as a medicine to treat health problems, it has many side effects short and long term, and there are different ways to take marijuana. A chemical called Cannabinoids are put in some pills to help with treating health problems. Some health problems it can treat are diseases that affect the immune system, inflammation, pain, seizures, substance use disorders, and mental disorders (Brain). Marijuana plants have hundreds of chemicals called cannabinoids. The two main chemicals are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD(cannabidiol). Researchers suggest that CBD may be helpful for some health issues, without getting high (Brain). The uses for medical marijuana are to help ease pain, nausea and loss…show more content…
Marijuana taken during pregnancy can raise the risk of health problems in the babies. Some other long term side effects include a decline in IQ, poor school performance and higher chance of dropping out, impaired thinking and ability to learn and perform complex tasks, lower life satisfaction, addiction (about 9% of adults and 17% of people who started smoking as teens), potential development of opiate abuse, relationship problems, intimate partner violence, antisocial behavior including stealing money or lying, financial difficulties, increased welfare dependence, greater chances of being unemployed or not getting good jobs (Brain). There are some types of drugs that have marijuana in them. The two drugs that have ingredients from marijuana are Dronabinol and Nabilone. Dronabinol has synthetic THC used to treat nausea from chemotherapy, and extreme weight loss in AID patients. Nabilone is used for the same reasons, but it includes a man made chemical similar to
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