Dementia patients saw benefits from medicinal marijuana that helped alleviate them from anxiety, depression, and hallucinations ("The Effects of Medical Marijuana on Alzheimer 's Treatment."). Once again, these benefits from marijuana show how diverse and effective it is when used for treating neurodegenerative diseases. Medical cannabis has been shown to help those who suffer from cancer. One of the largest benefits that cancer patients gain with marijuana is that it helps stop and prevent the spread of tumor growth. “According to the NIH, another cannabinoid, cannabidiol, has been shown to relieve pain as well as lower inflammation.
It keeps me from wanting to kill myself and call Dr. Kevorkian." Dixie Ramagno is one of the many people in the United States who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.1 Ramagno has done research on her own research that has shown how marijuana helps patients with multiple sclerosis, AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, nausea and pain. She claims that it has especially proven effective in helping AIDS pa... ... middle of paper ... ...ese applications for treatment has been proven to be legitimate by at least one court, legislature or government agency in the United States. 3 Activists who lobby to change the laws regarding the legalization of marijuana have many reasons why the drug should be changed from a schedule I drug to at least a schedule II drug.
On May 22, 1999 the Clinton Administration loosened that restriction, allowing researchers to buy Government-grown marijuana for their research, as long as they can fund themsel... ... middle of paper ... ...ana may be harmful and risky, there is obvious medicinal value. Alternatives to smoking medical marijuana are currently being researched to provide a healthier method of medication. Marijuana is made up of hundreds of cannabinoids, many of which have been proven helpful for patients with severe illnesses, such as cancer and AIDS. Once the federal ban on marijuana is lifted, we will finally discover the true medical value of marijuana. Bibliography: Nieves, Evelyn "California Inn Seeking Users of Marijuana as a Medicine" New York Times 20 April 2000: A12 Johnson D. Michael, PharmD Heriza J. Thomas, MD Dennis St. Clark "How to Spot Illicit Drug Use in Your Patients" Clinical Articles 106.4 (1999): 199 Russell, Sabin "Study Finds Pot Safe for AIDS Patients; Government Funding for Research a First" San Francisco Chronicle 14 July 2000: A1
“Nonetheless, cannabis has recently been the focus of medical research and considered as a potential therapeutic treatment and cure for cancer.Cannabinoids have been proven to reduce cancer cells as they have a great impact on the rebuilding of the immune system. While not every strain of cannabis has the same effect, more and more patients are seeing success in cancer reduction in a short period of time by using cannabis.” (“Cannabis... ... middle of paper ... ... Cited Page Garcia, Lynda. "Blog of Rights." ACUL.org./blog. America Civil Liberties Union, 12 Dec. 2013.
Marijuana used for vomiting and nausea has been proven highly effective. The medical marijuana serves as an appetite stimulate to help cancer treatment related anorexia. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, AACR (2007), found that medical marijuana could help slow down tumor growth. Meanwhile, some doctors like Jones, MD, PhD, and Director of the Drug Dependence Research Center (2001) say that there are other medications to take and are better treatments than medical marijuana. Even though there are many other medications available, everyone is different and sometimes other treatments than over-the-counter may be the best for a patients’ health.
The question is should medicinal marijuana be legalized? Yes, medicinal marijuana should be legalized in order to save lives that are being lost, yet something can be done. In addition, it should be legal in order to help relieve patients with chronic pain. Earleywine notes that, if medicinal marijuana was legalized, it could become a new industry all on its own (Earleywine 56). It could help in the cure of many diseases around the globe because it is being used without restrictions.
Epilepsy. Marijuana can prevent epileptic seizures in some patients. Chronic Pain. Marijuana can alleviate the chronic, often debilitating pain caused by myriad disorders and injuries." (1) Institutions nationally have conducted studies on the use of medicinal marijuana on disease stricken patients.
Marijuana should be legal for medical purposes only. If it was made legal for medical purposes it could help many people who have diseases that can be cured or postponed, the country will have more economic growth, and many people will stop “self prescribing.” It can be helpful and healthy in many ways, as doctors prescribe. Marijuana is a preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant. There are many names used other than the term marijuana: Weed, pot, smoke, hash, mary jane, ect. Its is used to induce euphoria and in many cases to gain weight.
For starters, the chemicals in marijuana make patients hungry and help to keep patients strong. Second, research has shown promising evidence that the chemicals in cannabis fight the spreading of cancer cells and even help to kill cancer cells. Medical marijuana also helps to prevent users from obtaining other serious afflictions. Currently, researchers are studying the way the chemicals in marijuana effect amyloid plaques. Amyloid plaques, are the number one cause of Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers now believe marijuana use can help fight and help prevent this horrible disease.
Marijuana is also an excellent appetite stimulant, particularly for patients suffering from HIV, the AIDS wasting syndrome, or dementia. Promising new research also suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties might even protect the body against some forms of malignant tumors. It is unlikely that any progress will be made utilizing the medical capabilities of marijuana until the government recognizes the potential of the substance and changes their classification of it. In 1970, the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (CSA) set up the classifications of drugs in medicine, referred to as schedules. They were established in order to set up... ... middle of paper ... ...t to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.