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Medical Marijuana Benefits The Sick and Suffering

Although the extent of the medicinal value of cannabis has been disputed, and despite the opposition to research and use put forward by most national governments, it does have several well-documented beneficial effects. Among these are: the amelioration of nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger in chemotherapy and AIDS patients, lowered intraocular eye pressure (shown to be effective for treating glaucoma), as well as general analgesic effects (pain relief). In fact Marijuana has been used in China and India as early as 3000 B.C. to treat a variety of ailments from easing the pain of childbirth to relieving asthma and epilepsy symptoms, even improving appetite and mental or emotional dispositions. In fact marijuana was the weapon of choice when it came to medicinal treatment in pre 1930′s U.S.A. Cannabis was used in the treatment of all kinds of malady from tooth ache to various forms of anxietydisorders. However it is in recent times that marijuana also known as Hemp is again finding prominence in the medicinal arena. This was brought about by efforts being done by researchers investigating methods of detecting cannabis intoxication when they discovered that smoking the drug reduced intraocular pressure. Thus stimulating efforts for further research in the medicinal benefits of marijuana.