Marijuana has been used as a medication for as far back as 8,000 years in China and has been grown commercially for at least that long. Today it is hard to find as many hemp products as there were in centuries past because patents and trademarks on synthetic fibers are more lucrative for manufacturers. Much the same can be said for medical marijuana which is only legally available according to the US Federal government in pill form under a synthetic cannabinoid called Dronabinol under the brand name Marinol which claims to offer the medicinal benefits of marijuana without the euphoric high and chemical side effects. The general effect of Marinol has been spotty with some patients not feeling high or euphoric and others feeling a stronger high than if they had smoked marijuana. These discrepancies in effect has made Marinol suspect in it’s ability to treat everyone equally.
Medical marijuana has been a hot topic in the past few years with as many as 14 states now offering legalized marijuana prescriptions for patients who visit a doctor. Legal marijuana medications are prescribed in states like California, Montana and Michigan where state laws are more powerful than Federal laws although you can still legally be arrested by Federal agents. Medical marijuana has a wide variety of applications for health and homeopathic remedies. Marijuana has been used to treat dozens of illnesses including glaucoma, nausea and a variety of physical and metal ailments. Marijuana is an excellent stress reliever and has been used to control anger management issues, stress and pain associated with other disease.
Marijuana is a natural herb and found in more than 20 countries as an indigenous plant with a long history of medical and industrial uses. Medical marijuana has been considered a blessing by patients across the globe suffering an incredibly diverse form of symptoms or ailments. Marijuana has been prescribed for patients diagnosed with mild to sever pain from invasive techniques such as chemotherapy and surgeries as well as an appetite stimulant for chem patients and those with AIDS or wasting syndrome. In all of recorded history not a single person has died from ingesting marijuana in any form including smoking leaves or oils, hashish or by cooking and eating marijuana in any form.
Marijuana is considered safe and non toxic by proponents who point out the obvious statistics and a dangerous drug by government and those who support their war on drugs. Chronic marijuana use has been associated with impaired performance, memory loss and
problems with vision or balance. Certainly not everyone can or should use marijuana and without doubt certain marijuana users have experience debilitating side effects such as paranoia, elevated heart rates and short term impaired mental function. On the other hand many marijuana users report a heightened sense of awareness and acute sensory input such as increase sense of smell and taste.
If you suffer from any of the symptoms or ailments associated with medical marijuana remedies and are considering using marijuana to treat your illness without the advice of a doctor consider these facts when making your decision. Marijuana is not as dangerous as some would have you belive and certainly not as safe as others. Consider the legal ramifications of buying, possessing or distributing marijuana before you embark on a course of self healing and self medication with cannabis.It may or may not be worth the definite risk involved both legally and physically.