Argumentative Essay On Cannabis

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As someone who has lost several loved ones to cancer, I have a profound interest in new ways to fight this terrible disease. If you have ever witnessed a person undergo chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment, you know what a toll it can take on their body, immune system, and appetite. Thus, making it difficult to maintain the strength and willpower needed to fight. Although there has yet to be a cure discovered, recent studies have found Cannabis may be a viable solution in combating this horrible disease. Cannabis, most commonly referred to as marijuana, is obtained from the Cannabis Sativa plant, which produces a resin containing cannabinoids. Scientists have identified many cannabinoids, or biologically active components within …show more content…
Marijuana is still illegal in many places inhibiting the study due to regulatory restrictions. Cannabis can carry different types of cannabinols depending on where in the world it was grown. Stronger levels of THC can be detected based on the crop or strain of the plant. In addition, a controversy exists on how cannabis should be used for the greatest benefits. It can be inhaled, ingested, used topically or orally in oil form, or injected directly into tumors. The use primarily depends on what and how you are treating the …show more content…
As of March 2016, it is estimated that there are over 2 million medical marijuana users in America. This number does not account for those using marijuana without a prescription, as it would be drastically higher. While many people are hopeful for a natural way to get better without the incredibly long list of side effects that can come from pharmaceutical grade medicine, most users have more extreme cases. Oftentimes, Doctors determine there is “nothing more they can do” causing people to turn to marijuana out of desperation to live. Families have even moved across the country to different states in an effort to add marijuana to their treatment and save their loved one’s life. On any given day, you can do a search on YouTube and find tutorials on how to make your own cannabis oil at home. People want to live and believe marijuana may be the answer. The consensus is that the FDA is not doing enough to find a cure, or simply do not want to find a cure because it isn’t as profitable for the pharmaceutical companies. The best the FDA has come up with is to approve the use of two synthetic drugs Dronabinol and Nabilone. These drugs are simply to treat nausea and vomiting and are developed using strains of THC. Any testing done using these pharmaceuticals could not properly assimilate the actual

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