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Medical marijuana should be a medical option because it helps individuals who suffer from illnesses that prescribed medications have failed to treat it eliminates side effects and it is less addictive than other medications that are prescribed to patients Marijuana comes from the hemp plant and is known as cannabis sativa The main ingredient in marijuana is Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol which is known as THC which is what helps in the treatment of different medical conditions Marijuana has been around for many decades for medical treatment one of the first records of marijuana goes back to 2700 BC which tea with cannabis leaves were given to patients to treat gout and malaria cannabis was also used to make cloth rope oil and fiber In about 200 AD a Chinese doctor Hua Tao wrote about using marijuana as an anesthetic which may have been the first anesthetic Freeman Many other regions used marijuana to treat different medical conditions the Egyptians used it to treat foot and eye problems It is safe to say that cannabis is earths oldest medicationSome common medical uses that marijuana is used for is nausea and vomiting associated with Chemotherapy treatments patients tend to lose their appetite have nausea and lose weight marijuana stimulates appetite patients tend to eat more and have less nausea and vomiting which helps them keep up a good diet not feel so weak so they are able to go through their therapy Cannabis can also be used to help people who suffer from chronic pain A component in cannabis is cannabidiol which helps shrink inflammation and reduce pain without the effect of euphoria Leland Patients with chronic pain like rheumatoid arthritis migraines and gout patients are going through constant pain and some are unable to go through daily life Marijuana helps with the pain helps patients eat more and return to a normal daily life Marijuana can act as a calming agent for people with
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