Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalised

Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalised

  • Submitted By: Robazazaz
  • Date Submitted: 08/25/2011 8:24 PM
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Medical use of marijuana should be legalised

Marijuana has been used since its calming effects have been discovered by mankind, however the medical use of marijuana dates all that way back to 2,737 BCE. It has been used for many reasons such as to stimulate appetite, relieve chronic pain, and even to treat asthma and migraines. Marijuana could be a medical miracle, if used correctly.

The current debate over the medical use of marijuana is essentially a debate over the value of its medicinal properties relative to the risk posed by its use. Smoking marijuana regularly (a joint a day) can damage the cells in the bronchial passages which protect the body against inhaled microorganisms and decrease the ability of the immune cells in the lungs to fight off fungi, bacteria, and tumour cells. However this drug can be taken in other forms, such as intravenously or orally. For patients with already weakened immune systems, this means an increase in the possibility of dangerous pulmonary infections, including pneumonia, which often proves fatal in AIDS patients. It seems that the potential dangers presented by the medical use of marijuana may actually contribute to the dangers of the diseases which it would be used to combat. Regular use of marijuana can, promote respiratory illnesses, affect the brain in terms of function and memory. According to the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics, thirty- four states in America have recognized the value of marijuana for medical conditions. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says that cannabis has been shown to be effective in treating glaucoma when the cannabis is administered orally, intravenously or through inhalation.

Marijuana has been used for thousands of years and no detrimental effects or addictions has become of their use, for the reason that they did not abuse what ‘god’ had given them. In ancient times they knew exactly what moderation is. At the moment 16 states in America have approved the medical use...

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