Medical Marijuana Case Study

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First, marijuana has incredible therapeutical uses. It can relieve pain. It can be used to treat a variety of illnesses including cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), epilepsy, Crohn’s Disease, and glaucoma. It can also replace narcotic painkillers, which is very harmful to our body. (10 Facts About Marijuana). Marijuana effectively treats severe seizure disorders. According to Fox31 Denver, there is a case study of a six-year-old girl, Charlotte who had Dravet syndrome, which is a kind of epilepsy. She was suffering from about three hundred seizures a week. Her family tried a lot of other medicines and saw many doctors, but could not find a treatment that would work until they tried …show more content…
The cannabis oil doesn’t make her high, since it is made from a strain with low THC. Finally, with this remedy, her seizures reduced to only twice or three times a week. She could dance on the floor instead of just sit in a wheelchair (Hubbard 1). For some of the patients, marijuana should be the first provided treatment to help them relieve suffering when treatment from the hospital won’t work. Based on the “We are the drug alliance” website, it shows marijuana is also effectively reduces nausea and pain induced by cancer chemotherapy, stimulates appetite in AIDS patients, and reduces intraocular pressure with patients who have glaucoma (10 Facts About Marijuana). Patients in the states who have not legalized medical marijuana need to move to other states that have legalize it for treatment. It is too complicated for them to have to leave their families and jobs to get …show more content…
Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper said, “While the rest of the country’s economy is slowly picking back up, we’re thriving here in Colorado”. Legalizing recreational marijuana helps Colorado’s economy. According to a recent budget proposal from Gov. John Hickenlooper, in Colorado’s first full year of legalized recreational marijuana, the state made estimated 53 million of dollars in marijuana tax revenues. And most of the tax revenue is devoted to funding schools and educations (Lobosco 1). Legalizing marijuana also helps with the problems for unemployment in the state. According to the Executive Director of the Marijuana Industry Group, Michael Elliott, there are 10,000 jobs for marijuana industry in Colorado (Stuart 1). Legalizing recreational marijuana also created 7,500-10,000 marijuana industry jobs currently exist in Colorado. Legalizing marijuana also helps with the problems for unemployment in the state. According to the Executive Director of the Marijuana Industry Group, Michael Elliott, there are 10,000 jobs for marijuana industry in Colorado (Stuart 1). With the legalization of marijuana, there are jobs needed for production and sale of marijuana. For example, there are concentrates processors that extracts the contents from Marijuana and processes it into another form such as wax or cannabis oil, trimmers who cut off the excess leafs that have little to no content, securities who keeps the

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