Should Marijuana Be Treated Severe Seizure Disorders? Essay

892 Words May 29th, 2016 4 Pages
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 marijuana. She took the cannabis oil twice a day with her food. 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).…

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