Marijuana As A Medicine And Medicine

1571 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
The use of marijuana as medicine is a fairly new concept and doesn 't have much information on it, however it is slowly being tested and studies have shown the advantages and disadvantages to using it medically. Marijuana, more scientifically known as Cannabis, is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. Evidence supports that it may have properties that could show its usefulness in the medical field. For example, it has been used in the treatment of nausea, glaucoma, and migraines among other things. On the other hand, many of its effects are accompanied with side effects such as disorientation and hallucinations. Very little studies have been done concerning the beneficial and non beneficial effects of marijuana despite its nature in American society. This paper combines many of the tested treatments of marijuana with reported side effects in order to test the truth of the drug as a medicine and only a medicine.

Marijuana has been proven to help the pain of chemotherapy. A number of small studies of smoked marijuana found that it can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Cannabinoids may also inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth. The pain from chemo was helped by marijuana. It does not cure the pain all of the way but it has been known to make it more bearable. When testing marijuana, studies found that medical marijuana killed off breast cancer cells and had little effect on the natural…
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