Medical Marijuan A Better Option Essay

1827 Words May 9th, 2016 8 Pages
Medical Marijuana: A Better Option to Pain Treatment over Prescription Opioid Narcotics
Medical marijuana is a much healthier alternative to narcotics in most cases for the use of treatment of pain for epilepsy, nausea relief, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and cancer. Two of the main cannabinoids in medical marijuana are: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidoil (CBD). CBD is the compound that has significant medical benefits and the fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains, makes it a wonderful option for people in search of relief from: inflammation, pain, anxiety, seizures, spasms, and many other conditions as well. On the other hand, the two most frequently prescribed opioid narcotics used to treat pain are Oxycodone and Vicodin. I’m sure that you have heard of them or maybe have even been prescribed them in your life, but did you know that these legally prescribed drugs’ molecular structures are almost identical to those of heroin? Did you also know that heroin used to be legal in medicinal use before it was taken off the market in the 1920s due to its highly addictive nature? Medical marijuana should be legal, instead of these opioid narcotics, to people who are looking for a better alternative to these above problems considering the side effects, addictiveness, and benefits and drawbacks of opioid pain medications that are already legal and we are using in many cases today…

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