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The pros and cons of medical marijuana

Nov 26

It is still a matter of debate as to whether medical marijuana has any therapeutic benefits. Federal authorities have classified marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance.

The federal law makes it illegal to possess marijuana. It also prohibits the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

There are many reasons to legalize marijuana.

Americans strongly support legalizing marijuana. However, 31% believe that it should be legalized only for medical purposes. list has been shown to provide a range of health benefits.

  • You can reduce nausea, vomiting, and nausea by using marijuana Research has shown that cannabis can be used to reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

  • Marijuana is a great way to relax paralysis or multiple sclerosis.

  • Hunger: Marijuana can be used to treat certain diseases, like HIV/AIDS and other malignancies.

  • Chronic pain: Marijuana can be a great option for chronic pain.

There are many benefits to medical marijuana.

  • It's less risky: Marijuana is safer than opioids. Opioids are addictive and should not be used for long-term pain relief.

  • It can be used in many ways.

  • More research continues to prove that cannabis has many health benefits. Some compounds, such as CBD, can be isolated and used to treat conditions that do not involve THC.

  • It's understandable. For centuries, Marijuana has been proving to be a positive drug.

The Negatives

Although marijuana has many benefits, there are also some drawbacks.

  • Memory: Regular Marijuana consumption can lead to memory loss.

  • Cognitive Impairment: An excessive amount of usage can lead to cognitive impairment (thinking).

  • Damage to the lungs: Both smoking cigarettes and marijuana can cause lung tissue damage.

  • Smoking marijuana can also increase your chances of getting lung cancer.

  • Dependence can be caused by marijuana addiction and abuse.

  • Marijuana use can lead to impairments in driving, and an increase in the risk of an accident.

  • Marijuana is now prohibited in the United States. These substances are not yet recognized for medical purposes.

Medicare restricts access to Marijuana - Derived Medications. The Scientific Evidence is Still Scarce

Previous clinical trials did not examine whether medical marijuana could be used for certain conditions.

Experts recommend more research. There is still no scientific evidence regarding the therapeutic effects of cannabis.