Medical cannabis has many varied medical applications, including, but not limited to, the treatment of:
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Unintentional weight loss
- Lack of appetite
- Spasticity (unusual muscle tightness)
- Neurogenic pain
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Clearly, a substance that can help in treating such a large amount of ailments deserves recognition and universal legalization. However, despite much evidence to the contrary, there is still a stigma surrounding medical marijuana. This is not “weed,” or “pot,” or “dope.” This is medical-grade cannabis, an all-natural herb that contains powerful healing qualities with virtually no malevolent side effects. In fact, studies have shown that medical marijuana is incapable of producing a lethal drug-related toxicity level. In one such study, performed from January 1997 through June 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported zero deaths caused by marijuana. On the other hand, 10,008 deaths were caused by prescription drugs that are often given to patients in lieu of marijuana.
With statistics as compelling as these, it can be surmised that the unfavorable reception towards medical cannabis by some people can only be attributed to a lack of knowledge. It is out goal here at My Medical Marijuana Story to help spread the word and shed light on the unquestionable positivity of this versatile drug. So please, take the time to help give medical marijuana the reputation it deserves as a veritable healing tool.
You are the face of medical marijuana. You are the proof. This is your story.