Medical Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana


Cannabis and its cannabinoids have been incorporated for the use in the medical field. It is believed that medical marijuana has the potential of treating diseases or improving symptoms associated with various diseases (Murnion 212-215). According to Borgelt et al. (195-209), some of the applications of medical marijuana in the medical sector include reduction of nausea and vomiting, reduction and treatment of chronic pains and muscle spasms. The various ways through which can be administered include; smoking of dried buds, eating of the marijuana edibles, taking of cannabis capsules and the use of liquid tinctures. These applications however, have not undergone sufficient scientific experimentation that is aimed at proving the efficiency and safety of marijuana use in the medical field. The application of medical marijuana in the medical sector, therefore, possess both short term and long term adverse effects. These side effects include fatigue, hallucinations and even nausea (Wang et al. 1669-1678). Marijuana is a drug and therefore its consumption can lead to the risk of addiction unlike other forms of medicine. This paper analyzes the use in the medical sector putting emphasis on the adverse effects of using marijuana as medicine.

            The use of medical marijuana is still under research. The effects of using marijuana as medicine has therefore not been clearly stipulated by proven scientific experiments. The use of medical marijuana is discouraged by various critics who suggest that marijuana should not be used in the medical field until it is proven to be effective scientifically. There is also need of drawing strong conclusions concerning the side effects of . According to Wang et al. (1669-1678), the diverse effects of  include, fatigue, nausea and both cardiovascular and psychoactive effects. Long term use of this drug also causes tolerance to the adverse side effects of marijuana. This often lead to addiction of cannabis, therefore, patients tend to rely on the use of marijuana even after treatment is over. Before the marijuana tolerance is developed by a patient, the involved patient if often discourages from driving or operating machinery when under the influence of marijuana. This mode of treatment is therefore clearly not encouraged in the medical sector until scientific research and study is efficiently conducted in order to draw conclusions on the long term benefits that are associated with the use of cannabis and the side effects.