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Nov 19 2012 |
Cannabis, Weed, Mary Jane and Hash are some of the names that people refer to when the talk about marijuana. Marijuana is one of the most frequently used illicit substances in the United States and marijuana abuse and dependence are highly prevalent in the United States. The use of marijuana in the medical field has long been a topic of discussion with the nation agenda as more and more activist group is pushing more state to legalize it. Currently there are 18 states in the U.S that legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The states consist of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. So how effective are these medical marijuana use for treatments? What is the potential side effects of the usage both positive and negatives? Moreover who is the main benefiter of the usage of the medical marijuana; is it the patient or the supplier? This research will uncover both positive and negative aspect of the usage of medical marijuana and how it has a helping hand in shaping our nation today and finally should it be legalized?
Those that argue in favor to legalize medical marijuana came up with a main conclusion that it has helped them in the recovery and healing process of their illness. Studies have shown that “Marijuana has a number of purported therapeutic uses with a broad range of supporting evidence. There are five general indications for medical marijuana: (1) severe nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy or other causes, (2) weight loss associated with debilitating illnesses, including HIV infection and cancer, (3) spasticity secondary to neurologic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, (4) pain syndromes, and (5) other uses, such as for glaucoma. Marijuana is associated with adverse psychiatric, cardiovascular,...