Medical Benefits Of Medical Marijuana

1255 Words Apr 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Medical marijuana has been proven to an effective drug in the treatment of a number of encumbering medical conditions. A large number of legitimate medical organizations recognize the benefits of marijuana. It is far less harmful and poses fewer negative side effects than many prescription drugs, including painkillers - and patients often find it to be a more effective treatment for a variety of illnesses. However, it is perhaps the most commonly misunderstood substance in America. The usage of the drug has been widely researched and proven to be a “most viable and safe source of medicine to many Americans suffering from Aids, Glaucoma, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Chronic Pains” (Medical Marijuana). According to the Institute of Medicines, (1999) “marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known” (Legalization of Marijuana). More and more resources and case studies will be further discussed and practices to back up the claim, and determine marijuana’s medical value. Marijuana is classified by the federal government as a “Schedule 1 Drug” and has become stereotyped as an addictive substance that has become a burden to society, as well as a gateway to other drugs. However, this fallacy undermines the positive aspects that can come from this plant’s natural healing chemicals. In addition, the drug itself is not as harmful as some may perceive. The first generalization that is related closely to the effects of…
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