Double-edged sword. So, if we use marijuana as a medical medicine in some countries, including Indonesia.
On the one hand, the use of Cannabis sativa for the treatment of some diseases is beneficial. But on the other hand, legal legality is violated and side effects due to the use of medical marijuana are controversy.
In fact, the need for marijuana as one of the drugs in the medical world has been around for centuries. In marijuana, researchers found an active substance component that could potentially aid the treatment. That component is a chemical compound called cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are mostly contained in cannabis. The two active cannabinoids that have been studied include THC and CBD.
These substances are said to help heal and reduce the symptoms of certain diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cancer, can also increase appetite in people with HIV / AIDS, hepatitis C, stress disorders, glaucoma, epilepsy, and several other diseases.
“(Cannabis) to treat some diseases such as digestive diseases can indeed, but in other cases such as cancer, marijuana is used only to reduce the symptoms. But there are still many other drugs that can be used, so it is not the ultimate drug of choice, “said Albert’s doctor.
Reported by cancer.org, the use of marijuana as a drug in the United States was still closely monitored. The American pharmaceutical agency, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) forbids marijuana to be prescribed, owned and sold freely.
Similarly, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or food and drug regulatory agency prohibits all types of products from cannabis.
However, there are exceptions in 28 states in the United States such as Arizona, Florida, and Washington that allow marijuana to be used only for treatment in some medical conditions.
The strict rules for the use of medical marijuana in the US also vary between states. In Alaska for example, the use of marijuana as a drug is limited to 28 grams for one use, while in Arkansas 85 grams for a 14-day period of use.
Although research on the benefits of marijuana in medical counts is not so much, in some small case studies, the use of marijuana in cancer patients reportedly can reduce nausea and dizziness after undergoing chemotherapy. But with the right Cannabis Guides.
Cancer sufferers usually ‘enjoy’ the treatment of marijuana through food such as cakes. Still, the use of marijuana in the food must use certain permits.
Strict control over the use of marijuana as a medical drug, cannot be separated from side effects that may be caused. Reported by webmd.com, on the condition of different patients, the use of cannabis can make mood changes such as suddenly cheerful, relaxed, sleepy, or just so anxious. These side effects can last 1 to 3 hours.
It is very difficult to predict the effects of medical marijuana on patients because marijuana plants have many active compounds. Effects can be felt differently based on the time of use of marijuana and the doses used.
The legality of marijuana as a medical drug was recently approved by the Argentine Senate. The country allows the use of marijuana in the medical world, whether in the form of oil or other derivatives of cannabis products, under strict conditions.
But despite the growing number of countries that legalize marijuana for medical purposes, in Indonesia marijuana still belongs to class I narcotics and prohibited its use in any form.
Time for marijuana for the benefit of humanity is discussed seriously.