Medical Marijuana: The debate about the pros and cons continues

MarijuanaThe extract of marijuana (marijuana) was once one among the foremost highly prescribed medicines within the us until it had been prohibited in 1937.

After it became an illegal medicine, the utilization of the drug for medicinal purposes became restricted.

However, in recent years, when some states decided to legalise smoked marijuana for individual patients, medical marijuana became a topic contentious debate.

Meanwhile, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug and considers it's “no currently accepted medical use & a high potential for abuse.”

Schedule 1 drugs include heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and meth.

These Schedule 1 drugs are considered to be dangerous drugs because they're highly addictive and should cause “severe psychological or physical dependence.”

Now, to the talk about the town – despite marijuana stigma, many of us believe that marijuana has high value as a medicinal herb for treating various conditions.

Marijuana can relieve many sorts of chronic pain, nausea, and vomiting from any number of ailments.

Moreover, it's argued that a lot of people affected by terminal illnesses like MS , cancer, and AIDS may benefit from consuming marijuana and will have the proper to try to to so if desired.

SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF MARIJUANA USE

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On this medical marijuana debate, some argue that marijuana’s classification under the Controlled Substances Act should be changed by Congress.

They said if marijuana were not a Schedule 1 drug, its medicinal benefits might be recognised legally, relieving the suffering of thousands of terminally ill patients.

However, on the opposite hand, some argued that if medical marijuana were legalised, there might be repercussions outside the realm of drugs .

This could make teens believe that marijuana is safe for recreational use and increasing the supply of the drug.

BASED ON VARIOUS STUDIES, HERE ARE a number of the advantages AND CONS OF USING MARIJUANA:
PROS
Reduce or control epileptic seizures
Can decrease symptoms from Dravet’s syndrome
THC may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
May prevent or calm down muscle spasms
Alleviates symptoms from hepatitis C treatments
It may be wont to improve metabolism
It can soothe Parkinson’s disease tremors
Can be wont to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
CONS
Impairment of thinking, problem-solving skills, and memory
Lowered reaction times and altered perception
Reduced balance and coordination
Apathy, drowsiness, and depression which can affect personality and mood
Increased risk of attack
Heightened risk of a chronic cough and respiratory infections
Potential for hallucinations and withdrawal symptoms
Immune system suppression from long-term use
Reduction of male hormones
SOUTH AFRICA AND MARIJUANA

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In September 2018, South Africa’s Constitutional Court legalised the utilization of cannabis privately for private consumption, allowing adult citizens to grow, possess, and use the drug for private recreational or medical use.

While South Africa could also be before the curve when it involves the legal use of marijuana, the continued debate on the pros and cons of this drug and whether it should be legalised to permit for medicinal use may be a controversy that's likely to continue within the us and round the world for many years to return .