The substance marijuana is a very popular and controversial one. This substance starts a lot of conversations and discussions because people are often conflicted on whether it is helpful or harmful. Various nations have made it an outlawed and illegal substance that one cannot use at all nor possess. Others have made it legal for personal and recreational use of the substance. Historically, people have smoked it for pleasure or recreation but now some are consuming it as a means to help with medical conditions. Marijuana supporters and users often rely on the point that it is a plant that is easily found in nature and is not a drug as drugs are usually created in labs and are man made. It has been listed as an illegal substance in the United States for many decades. Recently, a portion of states in the United States have passed laws to make it a legal substance.
Some of the states that have made it legal have done so only for those that need it for a medical reason. This means that they will require a doctor’s prescription for it to be legal. The states that made it legal in all cases allow people to use it for recreational and medical reasons. Medical marijuana has shown positive effects in people with some illnesses and there are actual medical studies published by legitimate entities that have shown this through trials and studies that are controlled. Unfortunately, federal law still has it listed as an illegal and controlled substance.
Medical marijuana has been shown to help people with cancer drastically with some of their symptoms that seem to arise when they are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation as part of their treatment. People that are suffering from cancer and going through treatment often have a problem with a decreased appetite as well as nausea. One of the most promising aspects of medical marijuana for cancer patients is that it seems to boost appetite and lower nausea symptoms very well. That means that people suffering from drastic weight loss and painful treatment can get healthier and stronger while they are undergoing a very challenging course of treatment to beat a devastating illness.
People with other illnesses have found relief and some of those are anxiety, AIDS, and glaucoma. Societies and lawmakers are starting to become more open to accepting medical marijuana as a valid option that should be legal and free of control by the government. People that are researching medical marijuana for their own use need to be informed and know the benefits and side effects that could occur and make sure that they can consume it legally in their state or country of residence.