Effects of Marijuana to Glaucoma

Cannabis as medicine was common around the world during the 1800s. It was the prime pain reliever until aspirin was invented. In effect, the US made Cannabis prescriptions illegal through the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, with the only opponent was the American Medical Association representative.
Glaucoma is one disease that many claims could be treated with marijuana. Glaucoma is the increase of the pressure in the eyeball which could lead to loss of vision. Smoking marijuana lowers pressures in the eyes. While a doctor could prescribe other medications for treating glaucoma, these could lose their effect over time. Researchers are trying to develop new medications based on marijuana to treat glaucoma. Although some patients and doctors claim that marijuana has a legitimate use, the government disagrees. It is classified as one of the most dangerous drugs without recognized medical use.
Marijuana’s ability to lower the intra-ocular pressure in glaucoma was discovered in the late part of the 70s by different researchers and patients. Some patients maintained their vision while smoking large amount of marijuana daily in situations where standard medication therapy failed. Glaucoma is where marijuana could offer several benefits, many people claim. Still, there is always the debate about the legality of hemp for treating glaucoma.

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