(Skunk in the U.K. refers to strong strains of THC-Marijuana)

So why is the legalization of marijuana in the United States such a problem for many people today.

Congress is debating whether or not to legalize marijuana.

I believe Justin would still be with us today if it weren’t for his experimentation with marijuana at age 14. Justin, like many young people, had a cavalier attitude about marijuana. But for Justin, and also for many others, the marijuana brought with it the disease of addiction.

In technical or for the average American, marijuana, it is used only for recreational purposes.

New research suggests that marijuana is a medicine.

Marijuana, he said, can cause psychosis. For some, it will be fleeting. But for those with a genetic or biological risk for a chronic illness such as schizophrenia, Strouse said, “heavy marijuana use may hasten or intensify the manifestation, and lead to a worse course than if you never used marijuana at all.”

I think marijuana is a plant that could save many lives if it was made legal.

Cannabinoids, however, should be used only as lower-tier therapies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, since other medications, such as 5-hydroxytryptamine3-receptor antagonists, dexamethasone, and aprepitant, have superior efficacy and fewer side effects.

It is illegal in some countries but in others it is used for medical purposes (Encarta, 1).


Should Marijuana Be Legalized for Medical Purpose

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Updated medical and recreational-purpose marijuana laws by state

The United Kingdom and Canada have both adopted laws that are directed at protecting patients and doctors from prosecution due to possession and usage of marijuana for medical purposes.

Congress in part for the purpose of taxing net income

In my psychiatric practice, I treat patients with psychotic illnesses including schizophrenia. Most were born with a genetic vulnerability to develop the disorder, but many share another important life experience: they smoked pot from an early age. Debate has raged across Canada about the impending legalization/decriminalization of marijuana.

Studying Marijuana and Its Loftier Purpose

Debate has raged across Canada about the impending legalization/decriminalization of marijuana. Canadian physicians, in their role as advocates for physical and mental health, have been conspicuously absent from the debate. This troubling void in leadership is apparent from the lack of informed discourse exhibited across all forms of media. Our failure to educate Canadians regarding the potential risks of street pot, particularly for a developing brain, has important social, physical and psychological implications.

Where Is Marijuana Legal in the United States

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Cannabis in the Clinic? The Medical Marijuana Debate

Assure Marilyn — and follow through on the assurance — that throughout her illness she will be accompanied, cared for, and helped to live as well and as long as possible. Reassure her that meticulous attention will be paid to symptom relief. Discuss the patient-specific potential risks and benefits of smoked marijuana and of the administration of pharmaceutical cannabinoids. There is little scientific basis for recommending that she smoke marijuana for symptom control. As Bernard Lown remarked, “Caring without science is well-intentioned kindness, but not medicine.”