Medical Marijuana or medical cannabis means usage of ‘cannabis’ and its composition ‘cannabinoids’ like cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol, this is a treatment to alleviate and cure diseases. The plant- cannabis had long ago been discovered for its medical uses across different cultures.
The extract from the plant is used to reduce the tendency of vomiting and nausea in people who are going through chemotherapy or ones who have AIDS and also treats for muscle spasticity and pain. The safety and the effectiveness of this medicine for other medical ailments have been researched for, but still lacks in sufficient information. If the medicine is used for a short duration then minor disadvantages are found, does not have major disadvantageous effects. The long term changes in the body after the use of the medicine is still not known, but there have been concerns regarding cognition problem, memory loss, risk of kids drinking it by accident or chances of dependency.
Medical Marijuana can be carried on by various different ways like smoking or vaporizing dried buds, taking capsules or eating extracts. Prescription drugs for synthetic cannabinoids is made available in different countries like Dronabinol is available in parts of United States and Canada and Nabilone is available in parts of Mexico, United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Use of the medicine for non- medical use or for enjoyment is illegal in major parts of the world but the medical use is legal in some countries like Finland, Italy, Spain, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Israel and Netherlands.