Marijuana Is Not Just All Smoke Essay

1851 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
Erin I Henry
Professor Taylor
English 102-010
November 29, 2016
Cannabis is not just all smoke…………
For many centuries, cannabis has been a part of everyday life, having many beneficial uses and in several different forms that are suitable for medical proposes, as well as, all ages. The word cannabis for most people seems to be a picture of clouds of smoke and illegal activity, yet cannabis comes in other forms as well; oils, paper, cloth, and edibles. Outside the United States, the use of cannabis for healing, making paper products, and clothes has been a part of cultures in many countries. However, cannabis and its healing properties pertaining to women’s menstrual pain, epileptic seizures, and chronic pain is a growing popular alternative which has many controversies surrounding its use in the United States. Many countries outside of the United States participate in the use of cannabis for medical purposes, and have done so for many centuries before cannabis was known has a narcotic drug.
Research has shown that certain combinations of cannabis can be very effective to help relieve pain and other symptoms of menstruation complications. The use of cannabis or hemp for women’s menstruation cramps has been around for many centuries, dating back as far as the Roman Times. Before tampons were in use many women would use clothes damped with oils made of cannabis to help soothe the discomforts of menstruation cramping to slow heavy flows, and ease pains of child birth. Today,…

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