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Marijuana should be legalised for medicinal purposes.

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Marijuana should be legalised for medicinal purposes- Marijuana as medicine has been studied for many years, although not in great depth it has still been studied. In some cultures, it is already used as a form of medicine, and it stems back from many generations. There are many reasons for marijuana to be legalized for medicinal purposes. It is a known fact that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and other cannabinoid's have a direct effect on pain signals in the central nervous system, whether taken in a capsule or by cigarette, while also reducing effects of nausea and vomiting. The problem is that in order for marijuana to be used as a medicine, it must first be legalized. ...read more.

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Right now, there are many different types of chemotherapy drugs, and they all have the same or similar side effects i.e. nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, heart burn, and ulceration. These are only the gastrointestinal effects. There are hair effects, skin effects, and muscle and nerve effects to these drugs. Loss of appetite and wasting are among the most lethal side effects of cancer treatments. Drugs administered to treat the side effects of nausea, and vomiting are mostly ineffective. However, there are reports that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and other cannabinoid's have a direct effect on pain signals in the central nervous system, while also reducing the effects of nausea and vomiting. While reducing the effects of nausea and vomiting marijuana also relieves pain, and provides comfort for people with long term illnesses. ...read more.

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This is true for a lot of pain relieving drugs. A person can not rule out marijuana on that question alone, and it has not been proven that a person will develop tolerance. There are many uses for marijuana, and many are unexplored. There are probably many other uses that have not been found because of the lack of experimentation on the drug as a whole. If the drug is legalized, there will be much more research done on the drug, and hopefully the drug will begin to be approved for use. Denying cannabis treatment to the sick and dying is cruel and unnecessary. The terminally ill patients who use marijuana don't pose any threat to the public or encourage the illegal trafficking of drugs. With all the research that had been conducted why is it that Marijuana isn't legalised for medicinal purposes? ...read more.

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