Medically Associated advantages of Marijuana
The society has publicized marijuana as deadly and evil herb. Everyone from early age is taught that this herb is more deadly than even other drugs and people who smoke it are violating the law. It is known by many other names in our society such as weed, pot, cannabis, etc. However, the time has come for us to know that marijuana is not as bad as we think it is. Marijuana has some benefits especially medically related which are overshadowed by its bad reputation. Many recent studies have shown that smoking marijuana can be a remedy to some of the medical complications like extreme stress, cancer and glaucoma problems. It possesses a great many therapeutic applications and can help people suffering from some medical conditions. Now let us discuss some medical conditions in which marijuana smoking can be beneficial.
Glaucoma: It is mainly a group of different disorders due to increase in pressure inside eye. If the pressure is high enough, it can damage the eye severely especially the optic nerve. Regular check-ups are advised by doctors, and when diagnosed immediate treatment is important. One such treatment, prescribed by doctors is cannabis sativa smoking or in other words marijuana smoking. Intraocular pressure causes glaucoma and when a person smokes marijuana, the intraocular pressure is lowered to a maintainable level. However, the effect isn’t long lasting and a person is required to smoke marijuana every 2 hours at least. This is around 4000 times in a calendar year. So people who smoke marijuana aren’t vulnerable to glaucoma. Also if marijuana smoking was legal then it could’ve been used in intraocular pressure therapy.
Cancer Treatment: Cancer is caused mainly due to the abnormality in genetic material of some cells. These abnormalities can be caused because of carcinogens, such as tobacco smoke, radiations or chemicals or viruses. Error in replication of DNA can also be a cause. Cancer yet curable is a deadly disease. Symptoms can be swelling, unusual lumps, or weight loss. Although many people associate marijuana smoking to be a cause of cancer, many recent studies have shown that instead it can help in decreasing effects of cancer. Smoking marijuana can ease vomiting and nausea that are associated with chemotherapy of cancer. As weight loss is one of the symptoms of cancer, smoking marijuana can prevent it. Instead it increases your appetite. Moreover marijuana relieves the pain. It is to this reason that individual cancer patients are granted permission regarding marijuana smoking. It is also included in pills to mitigate or cure the effects of cancer.
Stress, Migraine, Headaches: Stress is common in many people and can be caused by other reasons. Extreme Stress for an individual can be very threatening as it incapacitates a person from other activities. Some conditions such as migraine or a headache can also lead to stress. Migraine is characterized as intense pain in the head. So if a person suffers stress from migraines or headaches then these two things must be cured to relieve the stress. Marijuana smoking is one of the cures. It relieves headaches or migraines which successively relive stress. In this case oral intake of marijuana is recommended. Patients treated by this method cited relaxation, relief from stress.
HIV/AIDS: people suffering from HIV/AIDS show loss of appetite. Marijuana helps in this case and stimulates appetite. Also constant stress and pain caused by HIV/AIDS and also be relieved as marijuana is a pain reliever as discussed earlier. It also relieves the nausea caused by this particular disease. But the daily use of marijuana is not advised in the conditions of HIV/AIDS because of some side effects associated with cannabis smoking. It can be both eaten and smoked in this condition.
Asthma: Marijuana is known for possessing expectorant abilities useful in asthma treatment. The aromatic, non-psychoactive oils of marijuana leaves can help treat condition of asthma. In this disease it is advisable that a person takes marijuana in vapor form then smoking. The leaves can be heated until the oils vaporize and then it can be inhaled.
Multiple Sclerosis: it is autoimmune disorder in which the person’s own immune system attacks and starts to destroy the nerve sheaths of the whole body. The condition is chronic and the disease gets worse as time progresses. Marijuana smoking reduces the chances of encountering the disease. It is also used to treat the conditions. People diagnosed with multiple sclerosis started using marijuana in early stages of disease. In this case a person should ingest marijuana instead of smoking it. It lessens the effect of the disease on the body.
So it can be seen that how marijuana is used in medical conditions above and others disease also. So it should be legalized for medical purposes. But other people who are normal and do not suffer from diseases should not have access to marijuana because of some ide-effects.