Medical Marijuana Research

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The debate over the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes has been around for a very long time. Many people believe that medical marijuana and medical cannabis are substances that effects users very beneficially and play a significant role in treating certain diseases and illnesses. Along with this view, there is also the opposing view which looks at the negative adverse effects of medical marijuana and medical cannabis on users and the immediate legalization of this drug and opposes it from being prescribed to patients. This debate over using medical cannabis and medical marijuana as medicine has been a very controversial topic, doctors and practitioners around the United States are not educated enough to fully understand …show more content…
There were many medical studies performed at The University of Colorado, Denver, and San Diego State University that closely correlate the use of medical marijuana to be one of the leading causes to depression, psychological, emotional issues and more importantly, suicidal ideation (Anderson, Rees, & Sabia, 2015). But along with these studies proving that marijuana leads to depression, and suicidal ideation, there are also clinically proven benefits of medical marijuana on users. Laura Borgelt, a professor at The University of Colorado Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Kari Franson professor at The University of Colorado Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Abraham Nussbaum registered doctor and professor at The University of Colorado, & George Wang registered doctor specializing in Pharmaceutical drugs and poisons, join together and examined the benefits of medical marijuana and medical cannabis on many users. These four authors examined and conducted experiments which proved how medical marijuana and medical cannabis do in fact have plausible benefits toward forms of pain, muscle spasms, and even cancer induced symptoms. Along with examining the benefits of these drugs, many adverse implications arose during the experiments such as dry mouth, …show more content…
The American Academy of Pediatrics, which is a special interest group who opposes the use of medical and recreational marijuana, Cheryl Krader, a 30 year medical author, and member of The American Academy of Pediatrics, and who has worked as a clinical researcher, writes about the potential adverse effects and consequences of marijuana use. Some of the adverse effects studied by Dr. Krader are that marijuana is a substance that shows excessive qualities of being addictive and users become very dependent on this substance (Krader, 2016, p. 22-30). Dr. Gundersen supported Dr. Krader’s statements and ideology by

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