Medicine and many different treatment options have had a huge impact in the world and are constantly being researched for their abilities. Medical marijuana has been a big topic of discussion especially lately because of people’s political standpoints and legalization of it. According to the article, marijuana can be used to help treat symptoms of cancer, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, and many other conditions. I believe marijuana should be treated as a medicine and give it to those people who are in need of it and have these conditions.
Since before the world of modern medicine, indigenous people have been incorporating cannabis into everyday treatments. In ancient China, the cannabis plant was originally used as a fiber for building but eventually, its medicinal properties were discovered. It was then used as an anesthetic during the first surgeries. From then on, people started to use cannabis more and more frequently. Eventually, it made its way to the West where it became increasingly popular. Soon a synthetic version of THC was made; the development of synthetic drugs is what has primarily caused conflict about the legalization95g of medical marijuana.
People argue that medical marijuana is too dangerous to use, that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary, and lacks FDA approval. They say marijuana is addictive, leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain. They say that medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and recreational use. But I believe that the positives outweigh the negatives.