- Healthcare practitioners remain committed to medicinal marijuana.
In a study commissioned by Medscape, an online forum for physicians and nurses, it was found that three out of four physicians and nine out of ten nurses support marijuana decriminalization for medicinal usage.
- The overwhelming number of claims for medicinal marijuana are for life-threatening illnesses.
Many people believe the medicinal marijuana campaign is an opportunity for stoners to get legal drugs, but 90 percent of MMJ applications are for AIDS or illness, according to the Los Angeles Cannabis Research Center.
- Marijuana causes suffering in a neurochemical manner.
A National Institution of Mental Health research has found that the psychoactive compounds of marijuana block the propagation of pain receptors in the brain, rather than simply “relaxing” a pain victim or “intoxicating” them.
- Pot can be used for medical care of mental health disorders.
Many people think of cannabis as a glaucoma and pain reliever but managing psychiatric illnesses as diverse as Tourette’s, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and even anorexia and bulimia is often permitted in various jurisdictions.
- Medical marijuana can be processed for up to 60 months, without affecting its potency.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse commissioned a report that showed the marijuana of medical grade can be processed for up to 60 months at freezing temperatures without sacrificing any potency.
- Legal marijuana may reduce the amount of drug-related fatalities by 1,000 or more per year.
The FDA recently published a study finding that 17 medications used for conditions ranging from diarrhea to discomfort (which may be substituted by natural MJ) accounted for 10,000 + deaths between 1997 and 2005, at a pace of around 1,000 a year.
- Mississippi University has cultivated medical cannabis for over 40 years.
The US government has a long-standing deal with Ole Miss to develop a range of medical-research marijuana products. Researchers at Ole Miss have grown between 1.5 and 6.5 acres of medical MJ each year since 1968.
- Legal medicinal marijuana appears to decrease the illegal usage of marijuana by teenagers.
The Drug Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Administration reported that marijuana usage by teens has fallen by an total of 3 per cent in eight of the ten states with medicinal medical cannabis legislation.
- Smoking marijuana will render you less likely to develop lung cancer.
Despite arguments to the contrary, an in-depth UCLA analysis found no correlation between smoking cannabis and contracting lung cancer, finding instead that weed “may have some preventive impact.”
- 10. Ganja will render the immune system stronger.
Can’t do something marijuana here? In a report reported in Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr Donald Abrams observed that patients with medicinal marijuana had “improved immune function” relative to patients getting placebo.