Medical marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs in many countries across the world. People are unaware of the potential health benefits and healing capacity of this drug, leading to its misuse. People know marijuana by dozens of local names such as pot, ganja, and many others.
The medical marijuana is a great recreational drug with significant medicinal benefits. Its occasional custom seems to be safe as revealed by several types of research and patient testimonials. This medication is helpful in relieving symptoms of many possible diseases.
Why does marijuana need to be legalized?
Because it has many health benefits:
- Decrease seasickness and nausea
- Stimulate desire for food in chemotherapy patients
- Worse intra ocular eye heaviness (glaucoma)
- Relieves stress
- Stops cancer cells
- Works against inflammation and spasm
- Stimulates appetite
- Reduces severe pain in particular medical conditions
How does medical marijuana work?
The main energetic biochemical in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This chemical is responsible for the psychological effect of marijuana. It affects certain specific receptors of the brain responsible for memory, pleasure, and coordination. THC attaches to these receptors and activates them leading to its effects on a person’s memory, movements, thinking, coordination, and sensory and time perception.
Potential medical uses
The medical usage of marijuana is still questioned. In many regions of the world, the use of medicinal marijuana is legal. However, in several other states, recreational use is also illegal.
Therefore, many pharmacies extract the THC from marijuana and synthesize it as an FDA-approved drug. It is a light yellow resinous oil. Some of the medical conditions for which it is beneficial are to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer medicines and to increase the appetites of people with AIDS.
Legal method to obtain medical marijuana
The complete procedure and parameters required to procure a Medial Marijuana. As per the law, all patients must register with the medical program, which managed by the Public Health Department (Ph.D.) of the state. Patients must first submit an application to the health department to qualify for Marijuana/Cannabis Card. After following proper procedure, patients are given a written recommendation by the doctor for marijuana use and it can be obtained from a medical supply center.
Using marijuana to treat different conditions
With its evident support to treatment different illnesses, the usage of marijuana is becoming more acceptable. Many prominent medical experts have come out in support of the plant in the treatment of various conditions. After the legalization of cannabis in some states, more and more people are beginning to give the marijuana usage a new look.