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Imagine that every waking moment was consumed by pain and nausea caused by an illness would you not ask for medication What if the only medication legally available would leave you unconscious or do nothing at all If you were the one suffering from illnesses that offer little treatment would you not resort to the only treatment that allowed you to live normally even though it was illegal Thousands of people across the country are forced to break the law just to ease their pain They have chosen marijuana over anything legally available because its various fast acting medicinal properties that cannot be found anywhere else Due to these many unique medicinal uses marijuana should be reclassified as a valid legal form of treatment Marijuana has many unique uses as a form of treatment It has been used effectively to fight against the feeling of nausea cancer patient gets caused by the chemotherapy to reduce the internal pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients and also to prevent the wasting syndrome in AIDS and cancer patients Marijuana for the Sick As an alternative to using actual marijuana modern science has developed a synthetic form of THC the active chemical in marijuana that helps suffering patients However this synthetic drug called Marinol is useless for most everyday treatment because it has the unpleasant side effect of it also being a powerful sedative A member of Milwaukees AIDS community said that a friend of his was taking Marinol to increase his appetite He spends the whole day laughing and watching moviesHe cant even drive a car because hes so out of it Sounds fun but still leaves him incapable of living life normally In addition to that Marinol only comes in pill form which makes it useless for patients taking it for nausea because it is a pill and has to be ingested which takes awhile for the effects to work Marijuana has
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