Marijuana has been a polarizing topic for debate for decades. Medical marijuana was first used in china in 2754 BC to treat a wide variety of health problems. Thousands of years later we still know very little about the health effects of marijuana in general. This could be due to the politics behind big businesses and government but that is a post for another day.
The health effects of marijuana are still being debated and researched but below are some of the facts:
- Known to help relieve chronic pain, and assist in chemotherapy treatments.
- Can be used to help relieve one of anxiety
- Helps stop and kill cancer causing cells
- Helps with diseases such as Glaucoma, Epilepsy, OCD, ADHD.
- Can be used to help cope with other addictions
Discussed where the positive effects but there are negative ones as well. These include:
- If used in daily in adolescence, it can affect short term memory and cognitive learning skills
- Can become dependent on substance (different than physically addictive)
- Can be linked to causing depression.
- Short term causes redness of the eyes, dryness of the mouth, and paranoia.
These are just some of the facts that are known but so much more research needs to be done to fully comprehend the true impact of marijuana on health. When examining the positives and negatives you do see many advantages of medical marijuana. Most of the disadvantages are caused when abuse occurs so the responsible use of marijuana can be an overall positive for society. Of course the story goes deeper than just a few pros and cons but the basis of this argument does shed light that when used in moderation marijuana can be good for one’s health.