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While there may not be cures for certain human diseases there is definitely a drug that can be used to ease the pain of many of them such as arthritis asthma Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom AIDS depression glaucoma multiple sclerosis cancer and many others This drug is marijuana also known as cannabis Marijuana is the dried leaf of the hemp plant that gives off tetrahydocannibinol THC THis chemical is part of the healing combination that is acquired through smoking Marijuana can be smoked to experience a high that can make the user feel he or she is the happiest person in the world It causes laughter increased senses relaxation hunger often known as the munchies relieves nausea and pain Therapeutic marijuana should be legalized because it minimizes patients suffering in major and minor diseases Marijuana can play a key role in eliminating nausea in chemotherapy patients and assist in the process of a patient gaining weight Marijuana is a very powerful drug in combating nausea and vomiting making it possible for the person to consume food and to hold it down Potter and Joy 147 Marijuana also is considered and used as a stimulant for a persons appetite This drug is known to make you grab for the nearest snack after smoking Its appetite stimulating qualities are being noticed in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia Zimmerman 14 Thirdly it creates an enhanced enjoyment and wanting for foods In this case marijuana expands the enjoyment of the sight aroma taste and texture of food transforming a simple meal into an adventure of sensation Potter and Joy 147 Marijuana has a very closely related pharmaceutical drug Marinol which is powerful in restoring a persons appetite and also in helping people enjoy food One study found Marin ol to relieve nausea and produce significant weight gain in seventy percent of AIDS patients Potter and Joy 148 However smoking marijuana is more effective and also
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