Medical Marijuana and Glaucoma

Medical marijuana was common in the 1800s throughout the world. It was the major pan reliever before aspirin was invented. In effect, the United States made marijuana prescriptions illegal via the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, with its only opponent the representative of the American Medical Association.
Glaucoma is just one disease that many people claimed could be remedied by medical marijuana. Glaucoma is a state where there is increase in the pressure of the eyeball which could lead to vision loss. Smoking marijuana is found to lower eye pressure. Although a doctor could prescribe other medicines to treat this illness, the effects of these medications cold lose effect in time. Researchers are trying to develop a new medication based on marijuana in treating glaucoma. While some doctors and patients claim its legitimate use, the government strongly disagrees. Marijuana is classified as one of the most dangerous substance without a recognized medical use.
The ability of marijuana to lower the intra-ocular pressure was discovered in the late 70s by various patients and researchers. Many patients maintained their visions while smoking large quantities of medical marijuana everyday when standard medication failed. Many people claim that glaucoma is one disease that could benefit from the use of marijuana. Still, there remains to be debates on its legality in treating the disease.

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