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The effectivity of medical marijuana in treating cancer

Medical Marijuana, also known as Medical Cannabis, has a worldwide discussion and researches being conducted of the different Professionals in the field of health because of its effectivity in helping cancer patients ease their pains and also to kill the cancer cells. What really is a Medical Marijuana? A Medical Marijuana is a Cannabis Sativa plant that was discovered and had been used as an herbal remedy to treat various illnesses and pains. Half of the United States and some states and districts in Columbia already legalized the use of medical marijuana for medical purposes. However, there are still countries on different continents that are not allowing the legalization of the usage of medical marijuana. Marijuana and Tobacco are somehow the same because they contain similar types of chemical substances.

Marijuana can be addicting. That is why the government of some countries does not want it to be legalized in their country because of the concern that people might abuse the usage of medical marijuana for recreational use. Marijuana has a 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and a Cannabidiol (CBD); they are chemical substances that are important in medicine. The THC is the chemical substance that makes a person “high.” When a person gets to use it often, the higher the possibility that they will be dependent on using it and the reason for addiction. Another active chemical substance present in the Medical Marijuana is the CBD. It has a very good effect on the body, especially in appetite, memory, movement, and pain. That is why, studies are suggesting that medical marijuana can is effective in reducing the muscle and joint pains, also the anxiety attack of a person, it can also be good in controlling some causes of cancer chemotherapy such as the vomiting and Nausea, can also improve the appetite of people that has an AIDS and Cancer.

The major reason why the usage of medical marijuana is being pursued by the professionals is because of its effectivity in treating various diseases, one of which is cancer. Medical Marijuana-based on recent researches is proven to be effective in easing the pains and on treating the side effects of cancer, though researches do not yet prove that it can effectively kill a cancer cell. Patients who have cancers that are undergoing chemotherapy can feel different side effects that might be painful, and studies had proven that smoking medical marijuana could ease Nausea and vomiting. Dronabinol, a man-made cannabinoid, had already been approved by the FDA to Treat Nausea. Cancer Patients have been experiencing cancer-related pains that are caused by chemotherapy, and smoking medical marijuana, according to studies, can help them to ease the pain.

Medical Marijuana is also approved and proven by many types of research and studies that it can improve the appetite of cancer patients. Dronabinol, the medicine that was approved by FDA that contains marijuana chemical substances such as the THC and CBD, can have different effects on the cancer patients who will use it, such as the inability to think and concentrate, respiratory complications and chronic bronchitis. Medical Marijuana can be in different forms. It can be in dried leaves for smoking, it can be added to a food, oils, can be mixed with beverages, it can be in the form of a cream that can be used in the skin, and it can also be sprayed on the mouth. However, the use of medical marijuana for cancer patients are still be depending on the patient’s decision and the doctor’s decision. Confirmation from your doctor is very important when you are planning to grab the chance to get cured by medical marijuana.

Cancer patients tend to take a risk and use a medical marijuana to treat and to ease the pain they are feeling. But always remember that everything should be consulted first to a medical professional, and they will tell you whether medical marijuana is good for you or not.

Sally Anderson

Sally is a Masters in Business Administration by education. After completing her post-graduation, Sally jumped the journalism bandwagon as a freelance journalist. Soon after that she landed a job of reporter and has been climbing the news industry ladder ever since to reach the post of editor.

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