The medical cannabis has a history of thousands of years which backs it for its medical uses. However, due to several restrictions and government regulations, the use of cannabis has not been widely accepted so far.
By breaking the myth that medical cannabis has the same ingredient that people use for pleasure, medical marijuana is specially grown to have less of the chemicals that cause feelings of euphoria.
Understanding 2 Major Chemicals in Medical Marijuana
- THC (Tetra Hydro Cannabinoids)
- CBD (Cannabinoid)
THC and CBD are 2 most widely known chemicals known as cannabinoids. Where THC is the only chemical that has the properties that give pleasurable effects to the smokers, CBD is helpful for its medicinal benefits, and it doesn’t cause you get high.
Medical marijuana can help in pain relief, sickness, vomiting and improving appetite in HIV and cancer patients. However, because of Marijuana politics, a lot of research on marijuana or cannabis is yet to be authenticated by the government.
Popular Drugs made of Medical Marijuana
The FDA has approved a number of medicines which has chemical properties of Marijuana. These cannabinoid medicines are available in 2 forms:
The pills are Dronabinol and Nabilone while the spray is Nabiximols. Dronabinol has synthetic THC and is used to treat nausea from chemotherapy and extreme weight loss in AIDs patients.
Nabilone is used for the same reasons, but it has a man-made chemical that’s similar to THC.
Common Side Effects of using Medical Marijuana
Short-term use increases the risk of both minor and major adverse effects. Common side effects include dizziness, feeling tired, vomiting, and hallucinations. These side effects can last 1 to 3 hours.
Long-term effects of cannabis are not clear. Concerns include memory and cognition problems, a risk of addiction, schizophrenia in young people, and the risk of children taking it by accident. Regular smokers of medical marijuana may get respiratory problems, such as a daily cough and a higher risk of lung infections.
Legalization of Medical Marijuana in the United States
The medical marijuana is fully legalized in four states of United States of America. They are as follow: Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon. The sale and possession of marijuana are 100% legal for both medical and commercial use in Colorado, Alaska, and Oregon whereas Washington DC has legalized only personal use. There are 23 other states and some part of Columbia where a use of medical marijuana is allowed to some extent. There 14 more states who have taken several steps to decriminalize marijuana and they may legalize it pretty soon as well.
President Obama on Legalization of Medical Marijuana
The legalization of recreational practices of medical marijuana gives rise to the falling economy of the United States which may come due to the sale of cannabis, oils, lotions, edibles and other marijuana products. President Obama said that there is need of separation in sense of encouraging its use and decriminalizing it. Marijuana doesn’t have any terrible effect on the community. There may be a progress of decriminalization if more states lift the ban. It is of course not what meth, heroine, and coke.
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