Marijuana is one of the most talked about substances in the world today. It is often a very controversial topic as some believe that it is just an addictive drug that offers no good to anyone and others feel that it is helpful to others. There are some nations that have created laws against it and made it illegal to possess or use at all. Other nations allow it to be used legally for any reason at all. Many users smoke it as a recreational drug and some are now using it for medical reasons. Marijuana supporters and users often rely on the point that it is a plant that is easily found in nature and is not a drug as drugs are usually created in labs and are man made. One country where it has been illegal for most of the last century is the United States. There are a number of states in America that have legalized its use.
Some of the states that have made it legal have done so only for those that need it for a medical reason. Legal marijuana in those states is only legal when the person that has it has a valid doctor’s prescription that they can show. States that legalized it completely and in all uses give state residents the option of using it for recreational purposes or for medical needs that may require it. Medical marijuana has shown positive effects in people with some illnesses and there are actual medical studies published by legitimate entities that have shown this through trials and studies that are controlled. There is still no federal law that has made it legal in all fifty states nor does it protect everyone in those states where there has been legislation making it legal.
One of the most promising aspects of medical marijuana is its ability to help people that are going through a battle with cancer and that are in the middle of radiation or chemotherapy treatment in an effort to beat the disease. Appetite loss and nausea are common symptoms for people that are going through cancer treatment. Medical marijuana has been shown to have appetite increasing qualities and also to help people suffering from nausea. It makes it possible for them to gain weight and feel healthy enough to keep trying to recover.
It has also been shown to help people that suffer from things like anxiety, glaucoma, and other serious diseases and illnesses. There are more states, countries, and people that are beginning to accept that medical marijuana is a legitimate and true help for people that need it medically as they are enduring an illness. It is important that a person contemplating using this learns the benefits and risks of consuming medical marijuana and finding out the legality of using it in their state or country.