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Marijuana (Cannabis Sativa)

Updated on April 28, 2015

Marijuana is the medicine or drug (depending on how you look at it or use it) that is from the stems, tops and leaves of the hemp plant. It has been used in reaching pleasure and euphoria since the time of Egyptian rulers. It was farmed and cultivated for the duration of World War 2 when the Asian’s lost their source. It was familiarized in the United States around or in the early part of this century by migrant workers from Mexico, mariners from Latin amerce, and Jamaican and Haitian emigrant. There was a campaign against it in the 1930’s by the American government, later was known as “reefer madness”. But in more modern times, a rising number of scientist and physicians state that marijuana’s medicinal advantages prevail over its hallucinogenic effects. That view isn’t shared by the law in all places. People will still be arrested and confiscated of personal property if they grow, sell or use it.

The resin obtained on the top leaves and the flowers of the female hemp plant is the strongest or most potent. It is used to make hashish which is the highest grade of marijuana. The main active component is THC- (tetrahydrocannabinol).

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Scientists from Cordoba University in Spain advised the public in the south part of the country in June 1995, that a crop in Morocco was sending clouds of the pollen from cannabis into the region. The metropolitan newspaper reported that People described feelings as being “deliriously joyful” after inhaling some of the air.

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Scientists from Cordoba University in Spain advised the public in the south part of the country in June 1995, that a crop in Morocco was sending clouds of the pollen from cannabis into the region. The metropolitan newspaper reported that People described feelings as being “deliriously joyful” after inhaling some of the air.

A survey showed by Harvard University Medical School found that 40% of cancer specialists have recommended to their chemo patients. It was helping with pain, nausea and vomiting. Another study was done and they noticed that it helped with AIDS wasting syndrome.

Cancer and glaucoma are the most common illnesses that marijuana is used for but there are more studies constantly being done. The Journal of the American Medical Association in June 21. 1995 published an article called “Marijuana as Medicine. I found this most interesting that they used it as an anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant in spastic disorder, and as an appetite stimulant , It has also been used to relieve phantom limb pain, and menstrual cramps and other types of chronic pain and migraines.

It is less addictive that other pain medication. Catnip has some benefits as well when smoked for glaucoma and cancer.

There are obviously many people that abuse this drug and I believe it can be a gateway drug especially for young people. It might be because it is illegal though. If it was known more as a medicine than who knows.

I personally don't use marijuana. I have tried smoking and it is too strong for me it actually causes more anxiety for me, opposite to everyone I know who uses it, but I would definitely try it as a salve for skin problems or internally in a oil form.

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