Essay On Pros And Cons Of Medical Marijuana

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PROS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA Not too long ago, the United States Congress considered marijuana to have no acceptable medical use and consequent upon this fact, marijuana was placed in Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Fast-forward some 48 years later, 29 of the 50 US states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana, albeit for medicinal purposes. This is similar trajectory in many countries around the world too. Once considered a harmful substance, research, new science, and irrefutable evidence has proven otherwise, making states and governments adopt its usage in many countries worldwide. Over the years, the proponents of medical marijuana have opined that it can be a safe and potent treatment for epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and other severe…show more content…
THC, which is found in marijuana, helps to regulate the part of the brain that causes fear and anxiety in the brain. • Marijuana has neuroprotective capabilities thus; it helps protect the brain from damage caused by stroke. It does this by lessening the affected area of the stroke. • Marijuana helps to reduce the side effects usually associated with chemotherapy. Side effects such as painful nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and loss of appetite are alleviated by medical marijuana use. • Marijuana shields the brain from concussions and trauma occasioned by traumatic injury. • Medical marijuana ameliorates the symptoms of Lupus (an autoimmune disorder). When the body starts attacking itself for unknown reasons, then the person is said to be suffering from autoimmune disease called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Marijuana has a calming and soothing effect on the immune system which invariably aids in dealing with the symptoms of Lupus. • The medical use of marijuana helps keep the user skinny and enhances the user’s metabolism. An enhanced metabolism means the user is
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