Marijuana in Medicine

1452 Words Jul 17th, 2018 6 Pages
For over thirty years, it has been debated whether the use of medical marijuana should be allowed for medical purposes. Marijuana can be used as a treatment for nausea and vomiting, as well as a pain reliever from other medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Others argue that its use can lead to addiction and could lead to health risks such as lung and heart problems over time. Therefore, medical marijuana should be strictly limited for medical use and monitored to meet the needs of the patient. Medical marijuana should be allowed to relieve pain from illnesses and other treatments, and to assist with treating patients with other preexisting conditions. The use of the cannabis plant has been studied and has been proven effective when …show more content…
Marijuana has been tested many times, and for many years. It has been proven effective in treating and relieving hunger, nerve pain, depression, and symptoms of glaucoma. It has also been proven successful in reliving symptoms after chemotherapy. Spastic contractions from the disease multiple-sclerosis have been controlled with the use of the drug. One of the main diseases that it helps is epilepsy. Epilepsy seizures have been found to be controlled by medical marijuana. In 2006, a young girl was born, and had an undiagnosed disease that caused frequent seizures. Over the course of a few years under the treatment of marijuana, the seizures became rare and the child has made steady improvement because of the drug. (Young) The use of medical marijuana is strictly monitored, and can be administered in different ways and amounts. It can be vaporized, eaten, or put into a liquid extract. The dosage depends on the age, size, and condition of the patient. Medical marijuana is an effective way to relieve symptoms, and can be administered in several different ways. Medical marijuana is a more effective and safer in treating some symptoms over other medications. Some studies have shown that medical marijuana can be a safer treatment for some diseases. A few years ago, the American Medical Association conducted a
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