It is known that there has been an ongoing debate about legalizing marijuana for medical use, but why? Is it because legislature has not given this problem as much attention as medical professionals? Many who are for it says that it is not addictive, hard to overdose on unlike other illegal drugs, and is very useful medicinal wise. Although, those who are against it say otherwise, calling it a gateway drug. The fight is over how the state and federal laws differ, what the rules for physicians prescribing it would be, and where to get it.
However, it is very restricted regarding who can access the medicine. Being a new topic there are very few philosophical events that relate to the use of medical marijuana, however, the philosophical theory of Utilitarianism can still be applied. The thing that needs to be understood is the difference between medical marijuana and marijuana. Medical
Medical marijuana (or cannabis) is any fraction of the marijuana plant basically used for the treatment of health problems. People use it all over the world to alleviate and treat their symptoms and not to get high. Most of the marijuana, legally sold as a medicine contains the same ingredients as the type that people smoke to get high. However, some medical marijuana is grown especially to contain less of the chemicals that bring feelings of ecstasy. 1.
However, Ecstasy is used medicinally to relieve victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It allows them to relive their depressing experiences more easily in order to overcome the disorder. More importantly, the drug lets the patients relieve their traumatic experiences without being overwhelmed, by activating the area of the brain responsible for controlling fear and stress. In the long-run, PTSD patients are able to reduce their fear. However, the negative side effects of ecstasy make it unlikely for the drug to become an official treatment of mood
Until 1940, doctors could not find a cure for this disease. After that year, doctors discovered a treatment for primary, secondary, and early latent syphilis. The most used antibiotic to treat this affliction is penicillin and it is extremely effective. It only requires a single intramuscular injection of penicillin to those stages, and for those who are allergic to penicillin they can use other antibiotics such as tetracycline, doxycycline and other antibiotics. Those antibiotics are less effective than penicillin.
Cannibis has been shown to reduce the nausea cancer patients experience when treated with chemotherapy. Also, multiple sclerosis patients that were administered marijuana said that it helped with muscle spasms and pain. Clinical trials show that some mental illness patients, specifically ones with schizophrenia, are calmed and have less severe symptoms when introduced to marijuana. People who have battled an illness their whole lives can now find relief from their suffering. In her article,
In recent years there has been a debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana for medical use. People fear that it might be abused by others claiming to need it while those that truly need it, get put on the sidelines. Marijuana can be a hot topic, but with research people can come to understand why it should be legalized for medical use. For example, Amy and Lou Weiss are new marijuana entrepreneurs and they believe that their business can help those in pain. In their article called, “We Got into Medical Marijuana to Help People, Now We’re Under Siege”, in the Washington Post they prompt the idea that medical marijuana is needed to help ease pain, but major flaws such as logical fallacies can make it harder for the reader to comprehend
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.
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
He was not involved with the report, but agreed that random drug testing is largely ineffective”(Norton). This excerpt from Norton’s piece demonstrates how she used the credibility of another person and university to aid in the support of the viewpoint she advocated throughout her article. Norton writes against high school drug testing, but not in a manner that expresses extreme negativity towards the program or the idea. Rather, Norton approaches high school drug testing in a statistical manner. Readers of this article are provided with a variety of statistics concerning drug testing.