Legalize Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana is a big debate in the United States on whether it should be legalized for medical purposes. There are certain states that have already passed the law and made it possible for people who have a chronic disease to get their medication, if the patient is in a state that does not have medical marijuana then the patient does not have the right to consume the drug and they could actually face legal charges. When consuming medical marijuana it is different than when people consume recreational marijuana, patients that use medical marijuana do not get the “high” effect that a person would who is using recreational marijuana. There are different ways that patients can consume medical cannabis, they are able to smoke the medication, …show more content…
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. Patients can get this disease starting at a young all the way to when they are older. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, it effects patients in different ways. Some of the symptoms that they can have is constant diarrhea, mild to severe abdominal pain, and abnormal weight loss. These are just some out of a big list of side effects that patients can get with this disease. If Crohn’s disease if taken care on time and the inflammation is not too bad then the patient can be treated fairly easily, Crohn’s cannot be cured but it can be treated with the correct medications. If the disease gets to be out of control and the inflammation is too bad then they patient might require to have surgery or be put on a very strong drug. There is a very big downfall to having these patients on such strong medications, and that is that the drugs are immunosuppressant’s which means that the patient’s immune system is suppressed and they have a higher risk of getting sick, and or getting cancer if they are on the medication for too long. Also patients that do have to receive surgery have to be on this medication for the rest of their lifetime. Patients that have Crohn’s disease need to be put on a good antibiotic, and although there is not a specific diet that they have to be on they do have to monitor what …show more content…
It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn 's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. The inflammation caused by Crohn 's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Crohn 's disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications. While there 's no known cure for Crohn 's disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn 's disease are able to function well. In some people with Crohn 's disease, only the last segment of the small intestine (ileum) is affected. In others, the disease is confined to the colon (part of the large intestine). The most common areas affected by Crohn 's disease are the last part of the small intestine and the colon. Signs and symptoms of Crohn 's disease can range from mild to severe. They usually develop gradually, but sometimes will come on suddenly, without warning. You may also have periods of time when you have no signs or symptoms (remission). When the disease is active, signs and symptoms may include: Diarrhea. Diarrhea is a common problem for people with Crohn 's disease. Intensified intestinal cramping also can contribute to loose stools. Fever

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