Marijuana for Medicine

The medicinal and therapeutic values of Marijuana come from several chemicals in its buds, leaves and resin. It is also known for its fiber value, pulp from stalk and highly nutritional seed oil. The history of Marijuana for medicine use was traced in 1973 by Mikuriya and the earliest records of medical use have been traced back to China in 2737 BC.
Marijuana was used in colonial America and listed in 1941 as a tincture of cannabis in the US Pharmacopoeia. William B. O’Shaughnessy, MD studied it and made a conclusion that it was effective and safe for treating several illnesses. The first thorough US study in 1860 made by the Ohio State Medical Society had the same conclusions. In 1980, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences conducted a review and analysis of Marijuana’s health-related effects. The findings recognized the therapeutic effects of marijuana which could decrease intraocular pressure for persons with glaucoma, controlling vomiting and nausea associated with chemotherapy and relaxing muscles.
Many studies have been made to find out marijuana’s toxic level and concluded that it takes 20,000 to 40,000 times the normal does to cause death. In other words, a person has to ingest or inhale 1,500 pounds of the hemp in 15 minutes. When it comes to addictive potential, it has minor, if any withdrawal symptoms since tolerance to it develops slowly, if any. Marijuana effects in general are more subtle than those of other substances.

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