Drug Enforcement Agency Says Marijuana Has No Medicinal Value: True or False

Marijuana has been categorized as a schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Agency which means it has no accepted medical use. But despite this fact, a majority of Americans in the late 1990s have thought that this plant can be medically useful and that should be legalized. Since then, it is still supported by the majority until now as well as the recreational legalization. In the United States, medical marijuana has been legalized specifically in Washington D.C. and 23 states— should have been numbered as 35 states if we’re going to count laws with very limited access.

The NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse even made a list of useful medical benefits of cannabis. Researchers have recognized many appealing possible medical benefits of marijuana. But it is still considered as something that is hard to study, making final results hard to obtain. The schedule I classification means that researchers would get a hard time in getting their hands on pot grown to the exacting standards that are necessary for medical research, even in the United States where it has been legalized. As a result to this, no FDA-approved cannabis product will be made by any researcher as long as it has the schedule I classification by DEA which also aids in taking out the motivation to study the plant.

More and more health benefits of marijuana have been clearly identified by many researches as well as some possible hazards would also help in clarifying some potential hazards which include psychoactive effects and abusive risks like dependency and emotional issues. That is why many physicians now want to fully understand the effects of marijuana better before being certain on recommending it to their patients or not.

Moreover, the following are the 21 potential medical benefits of marijuana according to several studies about this weed:

  1. It can be used and treat an eye disease which increases the pressure in the eyeball – glaucoma.
  2. It reduces some awful after-effects of chemotherapy like extreme pain and nausea, plus it increases the appetite of the person.
  3. It helps in controlling epileptic seizure episodes.
  4. It reduces the symptoms of Dravet’s Syndrome which is a severe seizure disorder.
  5. It relieves anxiety.
  6. It soothes and eases the pain felt by a person with multiple sclerosis.
  7. It treats inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  8. It has a chemical content that stops the spreading of cancer cells.
  9. It increases the effectiveness of the treatment for hepatitis C and minimizes the side effects brought by the treatment.
  10. It helps in treating diaphragm spasms and other muscle spasms.
  11. It protects the brain from concussions and any trauma.
  12. It eliminates nightmares.
  13. It slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease because of the active chemical in marijuana called THC.
  14. It shields the brain after an episode of stroke.
  15. It relieves the tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease.
  16. It helps people who are trying to stop drinking alcohol because it is less addictive and causes minimal physical damage.
  17. It relieves discomfort from arthritis.
  18. It facilitates metabolism and helps you stay skinny.
  19. It increases brain creativity.
  20. It reverses carcinogenic effects of tobacco and it improves lung health.
  21. It helps people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by regulating the fear and anxiety centers in the brain.

 

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  1. PhDScientist says

    For Cancer patients, for kids suffering from Seizures, and for so many others, safe, legal, access to Medical Marijuana is a matter of life and death. Its critical that Marijuana be removed from Schedule 1 immediately. Please call the whitehouse comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that the President get that to happen, to protect the health and safety of Americans that need Medical Marijuana. Have everyone else you know call them too.

    I’m a Scientist with a strong interest in Cancer research. The clinical evidence of the value of Marijuana as a life saving medicine is now so strong that the need to remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 has become a moral imperative. Google Medical Marijuana testimonials. Google Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient Testimonials.

    This weekend over 3,000 Americans died, in pain, of Cancer. Every single day, 1,500 Americans die of Cancer after suffering horribly. it. Every single minute another American dies of Cancer. Every American Cancer patient deserves the right to have safe, legal, and economical access to Medical Marijuana. Every single one.

    Americans who need Medical Marijuana shouldn’t be used as “Political Footballs” Please call the Whitehouse comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that the President take immediate action to remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 so American Physicians in all 50 states can prescribe it.

    Oncologists have know it for more than a quarter of a Century that Marijuana is a “wonder drug” for helping Cancer patients
    .
    The American Society of Clinical Oncologists wants Marijuana removed from Schedule 1. So does the American Medical Association, the professional society of all Physicians. A strong majority of Americans want Physicians in all 50 states to be able to prescribe Medical Marijuana. So do their Physicians., Cancer patients can’t wait.

    The need to immediately, completely, legalize Marijuana throughout the world is one of the most pressing moral issues of our time, because of its medical benefits and because of the damage prohibition causes to America and to the world.

    Complete legalization is critical — its vital that there aren’t “strings” or “hoops” that Cancer patients and others who need Medical Marijuana are forced to jump through
    .
    “Charlottes web” is NOT the solution. Cancer patients and people who suffer from chronic pain need THC, not just CBD. The “Berkeley study”, where 96% of stage 4 Cancer patients who had a wide variety of Cancers achieved remission, used high dose Medical Marijuana oil, 72% THC, 28% CBD, 1 gram/day (oral) over a 90 day course of treatment. It was a small study, and not placebo controlled, but those kinds of results are clearly remarkable, have been widely reported on in the press, and demand the need for immediate large scale clinical trials.

    More and more present and former members of law enforcement agree about the need to end prohibition, and have formed a rapidly expanding group of current and former undercover cops, FBI, DEA, prosecutors and Judges, from all over the world, called

    LEAP — Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

    because they’ve seen the damage prohibition causes to America and the world.

    See http://www.leap.cc/

    I’m a Scientist. Not a politician, not a cop.

    But as a Scientist with a strong interest in Cancer research, I feel even more strongly about the need to ensure that no Cancer patient is denied it, because I’m so impressed with its benefits for Cancer patients.

    I urge everyone reading this to PLEASE call and email the Attorney General, the press, Congress and the President today.

    Medical Marijuana helps with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cancer, seizures, PTSD and chronic pain, and has helped many Americans, including many veterans, stop using Alcohol, and hard drugs, both legal and illegal ones.

    Every minute an American dies of Cancer.

    Every 19 minutes an American dies of a prescription drug overdose.

    Many vets become addicted to prescription opiates and die from them.

    NOBODY has ever died from smoking too much pot.

    Cancer patients are seeing remarkable results using high dose Medical Marijuana oil, in many cases achieving complete remission, even for stage 4 cancers — there are many excellent articles on the web, and videos on youtube with patient’s personal stories about their experiences with it — and every Cancer patient that uses Marijuana to ease their suffering benefits greatly from doing so.

    It is immoral to leave Marijuana illegal, for anyone, for even a second longer.

    For Cancer patients, its a matter of life and death.

    Cancer patients can’t wait.

    Medical Marijuana has an unmatched safety profile, and for people who suffer from so many diseases, of so many kinds, its a medical miracle — and the scientific evidence behind it is rock solid.

    For Cancer patients, Medical Marijuana encourages apoptosis and autophagy of Cancer cells, while leaving normal cells untouched, is anti-angigogenic, anti-proliferative, and is anti-angiogenic.

    Its also synergistic with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, making both more effective.
    For many Cancer patients its meant the difference between life and death.

    For everyone else, its a far safer alternative to Alcohol, and infinitely safer than Cigarettes.

    Either take them off the market too, or legalize Marijuana right now.

    2016 is too far away, Its too long to wait. Every year we lose more Americans to Cancer than died in WWII.

    Between now and the 2016 elections, roughly 1 MILLION Americans will die of Cancer.

    And Its a horrible way to die.

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