Marijuan A Highly Probable Treatment Essay

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A Highly Probable Treatment
Marijuana is a highly debatable topic throughout the United States. Physicians around the United States are debating whether or not they agree with the use of marijuana to treat numerous medical conditions. Marijuana is currently illegal and there are numerous studies being done to test the effectiveness of marijuana and the side effects that follow. According to Bill McCarberg, “The possibilities for cannabinoid medicines are very promising, and much exciting research is proceeding at a rapid pace” (3).
The use of marijuana dates back to 6000 B.C., when China used cannabis seeds in a variety of foods. Cannabis was used widely around the world until the 1900’s when marijuana became illegal in the United States, Britain, and Greece. According to David Bearman, “Cannabis was in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) [the nongovernmental, official public standards setting authority for prescription and over-the-counter medicines] from 1854 to 1941” (1). From 1854 to 1941 marijuana was legal in the United States and was sold in pharmacies throughout the country. Numerous patients who were prescribed medicine containing marijuana did not report any side effects during this time period. Therefore, physicians should be able to prescribe medical marijuana in all fifty states. In the past, the use of marijuana has been shown to have no side effects. However, many physicians did not agree that organic medicine could have such a monumental impact on serious…

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