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The Increasing Trend of Medical Marijuana

The use of marijuana has been prominent for hundred of years now because of its amazing medicinal benefits. Because of its wonder, thousands of journal and articles about this medicine were written ever since its discovery. Back when medicinal herbs were just discovered, cannabis were popularly known to treat cough, cold, pain relief and other sicknesses. In the present times, marijuana was also believed to treat the same illnesses.

However despite its amazing effects, majority of the crimes committed all over the world was linked to drugs. As a result, there were series of studies conducted in order to show whether somehow, marijuana use has something to do with crimes. This gives some people second thoughts on the use of such because of its possible negative impacts to users, especially if not taken in moderation. On the other hand, there are already some countries like America and Canada that legalized marijuana use. For this article, current state of marijuana will be tackled and discussed and some other things to take note if one of your family members is using marijuana and how to control him/her.

How does marijuana works?

Why is marijuana able to give such health benefits? How does it work, really? Marijuana has the scientific name of Cannabis sativa. It has been knows for many years as a pain reliever and form of relaxation. Technically, it has chemical components that is known as cannabinoids that is beneficial in preventing and controlling dangerous medical illnesses and conditions. The main component of marijuana that is responsible for its soothing and relaxation effect is what we called Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana works when user inhale its psychoactive chemical components. Upon ingesting, its effects will occur within minutes and will last up to 2 hours. You can read more about it on Marijuana101.org and you will find useful information about marijuana and other products similar to it.

The Medical Use of Marijuana

Marijuana, just like mentioned a while ago, is used up until because of its effects in health and as a treatment to various systems related with different illnesses. However for the past decades, research shows the decrease in marijuana as prevention to diseases because the negative effects brought by it are continuously overpowering the positive medicinal effects which is why the FDA only made marijuana as Class 1 controlled substance.