Canada has legalized Cannabis on a medical level but soon recreational will be the goal for them. Marijuana is becoming a hot topic in America due to its health benefits. Currently, 28 of 50 United States, along with the District of Columbia legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Only 8 states legalized the medical and recreational use of marijuana on a federal level. According to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering Medicine (NAP) survey, “22.2 million Americans (12 years of age and older) reported using cannabis in the past 30 days.” (www.nap.edu). The number of users is increasing by the days.
Why is marijuana the talk of the town? The cure it has for many medical problems is remarkable. It can help cancer patients with their sickness from dealing with Chemotherapy and Radiation. Marijuana helps with Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy, Glaucoma and a host of more medical conditions. It has gotten to the point where Doctors from around the world are important cannabis from countries like Canada. Soon Canada will legalize marijuana for recreational use. There are even ways to use it for therapeutic purposes.
The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. https://www.nap.edu/read/24625/chapter/2
Everyone has their opinions about pharmaceutical drugs and Marijuana. In my opinion, the Pharmaceutical Companies is the biggest drug dealers in the world. Advil, Tylenol, Codeine, Ritlin and all those other drugs will kill someone if they take one too many. We have seen the proof many times on tv commercials. A new drug side effects sometimes be worst then the problem itself. Then 3-6 months later they have a lawyer saying, ” Have you had a loved who died from…”. The sides effects of different drugs can mask up your current health problem and cause more issues somewhere else.
For example, as a cancer survivor, most of my medicine I took for 18 years of my life kept me moody and caused post problems to my health. Over-the-counter drugs is legal to buy in the store. However, it is easy for people to get sprung out on pharmaceutical drugs. There are many cases of death for these types of drugs. They are even putting liquor and cigarettes in community stores like Family Dollars to make people buy more. Cigarettes is another substance that is harmful in every way and they even let teenagers buy. I don’t understand.
On the other hand, it’s funny how the government can lock people up for selling Marijuana. A plant that add more benefits to most people lives than harming them. Please go find a case where someone over-dosed on Marijuana? Marijuana has gotten America attention on a whole new level. They don’t talk about why on the mainstream media. Marijuana has so many health benefits that are saving lives by the day. According to the National Institute of Science, Engineering and Medicine, “25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis.” (www.nap.edu). Some states allow medical and recreational use.
It is considered a safe treatment for cancer, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, pain, glaucoma and many other health conditions . This is a substance that calms people down and even influence them to pay attention and think more. There are side effects that causes sleepiness, some short-term memory loss, and causes a person appetite to increase. Everyone knows not anything is perfect. However, pharmaceutical drugs have more harmful side effects versus Marijuana.
This article is for informational purposes only.
The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. (2017). https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24625/the-health-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-the-current-state?gclid=CjwKCAjwtdbLBRALEiwAm8pA5etswWJRdT8r6EJJOsoX3qiirwjNvM16A4f1-aoh-cefdhU9-WB79BoC0lAQAvD_BwE