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For the last fifty years there have been various debates over the legalization of cannabis sativa more commonly known as marijuana for its medicinal potential Many people in society are aware of the harmful and long-term effects of marijuana and therefore are strongly opposed the drug What people and governments around the world fail see is that marijuana has plenty of benefits and could in fact serve as a useful drug in the medical field There have been millions of dollars spent to research the effects of marijuana and the results conclude that this illegal drug could serve a substantial role in the medical world It is clear from available studies and rapidly accumulating evidence that marijuana is helpful in the treatment of a number of serious illnesses and is less toxic and cheaper to produce than many conventional medicines for which it can replace In fact In some cases marijuana appears more effective than the traditional available drugs it could replace The active chemical that is stirring up the medical world is called THC tetrahydrocarbinol In 1985 the government recognized that marijuana might have some therapeutic effects Science World Since then THC has been synthetically duplicated into pill form Marinol but is not as effective as smoked marijuana Not only is the pill more expensive to produce but it has also proven to cause high levels of anxiety and depression Another problem with the pill is that it is commonly prescribed to relieve nausea usually as a result of chemotherapy and since the patients are vomiting every twenty minutes the can not keep the pill in their system War 149 Marijuana contains over 200 chemicals in it and since Marinol only contains one THC it does not have the same effect on patients as smoking one marijuana cigarette Marijuana has been used by physicians for at least 5000 years Although there is no proof that it completely cures patients from
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