There have been arguments on the idea of making marijuana, the candyland strain, a medicine to help the chronically and critically ill people, and that has continued to this since its first recognition as a possible medicinal plant. It should be noted that the marijuana-prohibition happened because some sectors of the country acted against its legalization, and it is not even due to facts.
Medical records have shown that there is indeed a medical usage for marijuana specially towards people who are suffering from cancer. With marijuana, the chemotherapy did not induce nausea amongst the patients and it improved their well-being. Aside from that, patients who have AIDS are greatly helped due to the ability of marijuana to increase their food appetite. People who have chronic pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, and depression were also able to found relief in using marijuana.
If marijuana is indeed helpful then why do many people still see it as a harmful substance? The truth is that if marijuana becomes legal there would be those political entities who will be put on a disadvantage in terms of influence and money. Most people would associate marijuana with a substance-abusing person who gets high in using it. They would not associate it with a breast-cancer patient receiving some marijuana for relief from the pain and the sickness. Politicians take advantage of the people’s ignorance on marijuana, so they demonize the plant and make it look like some substance that would make the children get addicted to it, just to get more votes during the election. Because of the pharmaceutical industry’s fear of marijuana’s potential to provide a safe and cheap medicine for a lot of people, they would financially support people in the office who are against marijuana also.
There are also those who ask what is dabbing, and why would someone smoke marijuana when you can just drink some medicine to deal with the illness. This question, however, is not helpful at all. To prefer to use this prescribed drugs is a mistake due to the fact that an over dosage on these would result to serious health sequences and even death. Prescribed drugs can get more people dependent on it and can also get more lives endangered. Cocaine, oxytocin, and heroin in the form of medicine, that is what they are. With all that has been said, the feasibility of marijuana to alleviate the suffering of those who are sick should at least make you believe. There are prescribed drugs that are outperformed by marijuana in helping the sick. When marijuana is made legal, people would spend less in their medication and they would have a medicine that is natural and safer. The medicinal marijuana debate has always been political in nature and not based on facts. Influential and powerful individuals must consider the use marijuana as a medicine for the people who have terminal illnesses, and they should know and accept these facts.