One of the hottest debates right now is wether or not the world should accept and legalise the use of marijuana or cannabis for medical and health purposes. Those who agree with medical marijuana argue that the medicine is not only harmless, but also extremely effective in treating certain diseases and health issues. However, skeptics disagree. Nonbelievers are constantly protesting marijuana’s effectiveness as a medication, as well as warning people of the supposed dangers.
In modern times, the usage of medical cannabis has been a hot topic and is controversial the US and some other states around the world. While many push its legalisation, many individuals and medical associations have issued statements opposing its usage for medical purposes.
In general according to certain researches, medical marijuana is safe. In fact, it can be used to heal wasting syndrome associated with AIDS, epilepsy, controlling chronic pain and muscle spasms, alleviating nausea and vomiting. Several researchers also suggested that cannabinoids may stop many kinds of cancers from growing and spreading. A significant proportion of oncologists support medical marijuana as an option for their patients.
According to the National Cancer Institute, overdose of marijuana is not lethal, unlike many abused drugs. The potential for forming an addiction to marijuana is lower than some prescription drugs and other abused drugs, although marijuana can be addictive for some.
However, marijuana has side effects. It can interfere with attention, judgement and balance. It also suppresses the immune system, which can be damaging to many people, but useful for others with certain health conditions.
David Prestipino of Sydney Morning Herald published a story about how a Perth girl has given life by using medical marijuana. According to the report, Marina Spence has finally discovered cannabis as the solution to her daughter Mikayla’s debilitating epilepsy.