Why There Needs to be More Access to Cannabis
The application of marijuana in the treatment of the chronically or critically ill has always been a topic of contention for the longest time. It is hard to find many places where marijuana is an accepted drug for any purpose. When it comes to medical purposes, the ban was viewed as unfair, as it was driven by political reasons, not scientific ones. It has been seen that any group in support of the ban has a political angle And a pharmaceutical group’s backing.
It has been proven that marijuana plays a major role in the management of cancer patients. It assists them to overcome nausea experienced during chemotherapy, as well as from the disease itself as it progresses. It has also been used to eat HIV and Aids patients to eat more, more frequently. It has also found application in cases of people with chronic pain, muscle spasms, depression, brain cancer, anxiety, to name a few.
Seeing as marijuana has clear positive effects and results, there is need to examine the poor reception and acceptance from various factions. Closer inspection reveals the differing opinions and interested of some political and special interest groups to the adoption of this solution. What these groups do talk negatively about marijuana while they try and market their pharmaceutical creations. These groups have successfully portrayed marijuana as a terrible drug with bad addiction issues. It then becomes hard for the general public to imagine such a drug can greatly assist and relieve so much pain to patients, while leaving minimal side effects, all at an affordable price. Politicians who stand to benefit from the adoption of the alternative means will be the first ones to paint it as a drug that will destroy the youth through abuse. The pharmaceutical companies will in exchange fund their political campaigns, or show their appreciation in a more direct manner. This ensures that no law will ever pass that allows for the medical use of marijuana.
We can also consider what people would use, in case there was no marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs. They make the worst option, as they are the drugs that those politicians should have focused all their energies and resources on, since they are highly addictive and incredibly destructive. Some of these drugs have been experimented on as alternative means. They proven terrible at their job. They have proven that they cannot realistically serve as alternatives in any scenario. They also promote the use of marijuana. They show how cost-effective and efficient it is in the application of such diseases. It is a natural plant that does not require expensive manufacturing processes.
Politicians and their pharmaceutical supporters are blocking the official application of marijuana for medical purposes. This justifies the case of setting up of more marijuana dispensaries all over the world. Taking the issue of political and pharmaceutical interests away would be a big relief to those who are suffering, and marijuana can help them out. What is seen as a problem is actually a solution in waiting.