In conclusion, Medical marijuana is cannabis and
cannabinoids recommended by doctors for their patients. Although marijuana or
cannabis is commonly known as a recreational drug, it has been used as a cure
for thousands of years. Its recreational use is still illegal in all but in the
United States. Many states have legalized medical use, although the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the drug.
The substance that affects the spirit of marijuana is THC,
short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The amount of THC in marijuana has
varied and has been increasing in the last decades. According to the National
Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the average THC content of seized samples was
3.7 percent in 1990, while in 2013 it was 9.6 percent.
Looking at the history starting From 2737 BC Before Christ,
Myanmar Shen Neng of China prescribed marijuana tea for the treatment of gout,
rheumatism, malaria and, curious, bad memories. The popularity of marijuana as
drugs spread to Asia, the Middle East and the eastern coast of Africa, and some
Hindu sects in India used marijuana for religious purposes and alleviated
stress. Ancient doctors prescribe marijuana for everyone from relieving pain
until birth to delivery. Physicians also warned of the abuse of marijuana,
saying that too much consumption is causing impotence, blindness, and ”
So far, the FDA has not approved the marketing application
for marijuana for any indication. The FDA generally evaluates the research
conducted by manufacturers and other scientific researchers. Our role, as
stated in the Federal Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act (FD & C), is to review
the submitted FDA data in the application for approval to ensure that the drug
meets the legal approval standards.
The following steps can be taken when there is need to get a
medical marijuana license: Learn the Law, Determine your eligibility, Find a
doctor, and Visit a doctor.
Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana also include: Marijuana
slows down and prevents the spread of cancer cells, Prevents Alzheimer’s
disease, Treat glaucoma, Helps relieve arthritis, Epileptic seizure control
medical marijuana It saves lives. Opioid analgesics, which
include OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are often prescribed to patients with
moderate to severe pain. These drugs work by suppressing the perception of pain
by alleviating pain receptors in the brain. Over the past decade, the number of
patients who prescribed opioids for non-cancer pain has doubled in the United
States. In fact, in nearly 60% of all cases of fatal opioid overdose, the
patient has a valid prescription. The study has even more disastrous
implications for women. More women have died each year from overdoses.
Meanwhile, an overdose of marijuana is virtually unknown in the medical
It is illogical and potentially cruel to deny patients with
serious health problems a drug that may help reduce pain and discomfort with
little or no side effects. By that very fact, medical marijuana should be legal
and make available to people who needs it to cure one disease or the other.