Medical Information on Marijuana

The US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances act in 1972 because they considered it without accepted medical use. However, experts argue that marijuana can be an effective and safe treatment for cancer, AIDS, pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, glaucoma and other conditions. Opponents argue that marijuana is very dangerous, does not have FDA approval, addictive and could lead to use of harder drugs. Some even claim that they are a front for legalization of drug and recreational use.
Nevertheless, many doctors and patients recognized the benefits of marijuana for thousands of years from different cultures and societies. It is considered one of the safest therapeutic substances known. Nobody has died from it and it has a wide range of therapeutic applications. Marijuana provides relief from nausea, promotes appetite, relief from chronic pain, minimize muscle spasms and often beneficial in treating serious medical conditions.
Many patients also claim that marijuana is very useful in treating migraine, arthritis, opiate and alcohol addiction, menstrual cramps and depression. According to research, marijuana is considerably safer than aspirin, alcohol, Advil, French fries and tobacco. Due to its many medical benefits, fourteen states in America have already legalized its use among patients and person suffering from chronic illnesses.

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