Essay about The Social Determinants Of Health

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The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and grow old. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequalities, the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries. (WHO) Some of the main social determinants to medical marijuana treatment in Autistic children maybe that Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC as well as cannabidiol or CBD and hemp have not been studied enough. However, there are 400 clinical studies on going currently. It also has been suggested that society views medical marijuana as an experimental medicine and that is a street drug. FDA has not approved medical marijuana for treatment. In order to get Autism Spectrum Disorder as a listed qualifying medical condition approved for Medical Marijuana treatment. Several concerns, risk, fears and other social determinants and stigmata’s will have to be considered. Over the years there has been several studies done to understand the specific determinants of medical marijuana use. Despite 16 states and the District of Columbia allowing medical marijuana use. Only one state has recognized Autism Spectrum Disorder as a qualifying medical condition. Conscripting a policy like this, we need to look at why Autistic children have been treated differently then other…

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