Today, a lot of drugs are forbidden in many countries around the world. Marijuana, however, is an ancient plant that has started to be considered as a good alternative to treat the symptoms of some diseases. That’s why some countries have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says that “Marijuana is best known as a drug that people smoke or eat to get high. It is derived from the plant Cannabis sativa. Possession of marijuana is illegal under federal law. Medical marijuana refers to using marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. In the United States, about half of the states have legalized marijuana for medical use.”
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Medical Marijuana
- Ease pain. This includes different types of chronic pain, including pain from nerve damage.
- Control nausea and vomiting. The most common use is for nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy for cancer.
- Make a person feel like eating. This helps people who do not eat enough and lose weight due to other illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS and cancer.
Despite medical marijuana having been legalized in some countries and states of the U.S., it should always be consumed with responsibility. Otherwise, its side effects could provoke chronic conditions.
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