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Should medical marijuana be applied to patients that are ill, and in need of pain management.

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Started: 2/10/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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whatzupnow

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I believe, people that need a more natural way, of a plant to maintain there pain management, not medications.
AdrenalinJunki97

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First, why would someone need to take medicinal marijuana as oppose to regulated, scientifically tested, doctor recommended pain reliever? What qualifies the use of a drug, rather than accepted and proven methods? Second, if patients must have this plant as their medicine of choice, why can't we just isolate the pain relieving qualities of the plant and take away the hallucinogenic elements that alter the brain's chemistry and functionality, which create that "high" that seems to be ever more addicting to users? This way for those who would prefer a "natural" solution to their pain they could have their cannabis, just without the parts that make this drug illegal in a great deal of places. On that note having the isolated, non brain altering drug offered to patients would reveal their true motives; do they need pain relieve or do they want a free pass to "get high". Third, there are many other "natural" solutions to pain and malady, so much so that there are countless remedies differing in each culture. Just food for thought.
Debate Round No. 1
whatzupnow

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If medicinal marijuana was regulated, it would benefit terminally ill people, it is scientifically tested,is'nt medication a drug ? some people even over dose, or are over medicated. Keeping open to new methods is smart, if patients want to benefit, each to there own. Of course I agree using only the part of the hemp that does'nt give the "high" effects, if used wisely as I said for Medical use, not brought off the street. It is natural that is the wonderful thing about it.The problem is it should be legal, in those countries where it isn't. It is proven more so, that medical marijuana has health benefits, it should be regulated, of course. Joycelyn Elders, MD, former US Surgeon General, wrote the following in a Mar. 26, 2004 article titled "Myths About Medical Marijuana," published in the Providence Journal:

"The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS " or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day." But relieving pain and symptoms is just the tip of the iceberg!

Medical marijuana has been shown to slow the onset of Alzheimer"s disease and moderate autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

The big drug companies want you to stay on there medications it is worth big money so of course they want people to stay on the race track of over medication.
AdrenalinJunki97

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Posted by David2000 2 years ago
David2000
I would like to state that many fully qualified medical doctors do support the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Also, there are hundreds of different strains of marijuana that can be used to help provide relief from any pain someone may suffer from. Each strain is of a different strength. Another point is that medical marijuana is used to relief pain from patients that have diseases that have extremely high mortality rates like rare types of bone cancer or severe brain tumours. I would also like to make you aware of the fact that medical marijuana does not have any hallucinogenic effects and doesn't cause any changes to the brain functions or chemistry. Perhaps you would have had more success if you had done some more research into the topic. Also medical marijuana is not completely natural as you can change the growing conditions to enhance the strain to provide more relief.
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