The latest topic on everybody lips is the legalization of marijuana, what is marijuana. Base on the drug abuse website marijuana is dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which contains the psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as other related compounds. This plant material can also be concentrated in a resin called hashish or a sticky black liquid called hash oil.
So now we know what is Marijuana lets look at the good and bad aspect of the plant, lets start with the good first. Marijuana is very effective in the treatment of HIV, many HIV patient have said that after taking marijuana pills there health have been improve tremendously.
There are many medical study that have shown that marijuana can in fact cure cancer. A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, this study determined that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth. They were responsible for the first clinical study aimed at assessing cannabinoid antitumoral action. Cannabinoid delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects. THC was found to decrease tumor cells in two out of the nine patients.
The National Eye Institute state that smoking marijuana can help to treat Glaucoma effectively. Now we have looked at the good lets now look at the bad side of using marijuana.
Smoking over all is bad, smoking marijuana puts a lot of pressure on the lungs which can cause lungs disease which can lead to cancer. Smoking marijuana can affect many different systems in the body including the heart It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.
If you have a history of mental health problems, using marijuana is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
Base on my research i have found out that marijuana have a lot of good use, but if marijuana is abused it can cause cancer and heart related problems.
What i would conclude is that marijuana should be legalize of health purpose only, and it should be administer by a professional health practitioner.