Marijuana Is Not For Everyone!

Medical marijuana has been found to help patients manage their pains and other symptoms associated with certain conditions such as nausea, neurogenic pain, glaucoma, asthma, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, Tourette syndrome, childhood mental disorders, alcohol abuse, epilepsy, hepatitis, cancers and more. This usefulness has prompted advocates to promote and fight for the legalization of marijuana in different states. Some have already heeded the calls; there are now 14 states with medical marijuana laws in place.

marijuanaWith medical marijuana getting the approval of legislators in certain U.S. states, questions are being raised — why is marijuana still prohibited in several other states?

The answer is simple — it is not for everyone.

While patients of specific illnesses may benefit from the effects of marijuana to the body, some should not even try it.

Impact of Marijuana to the Brain

THC finds brain cells, or neurons, with high concentrations of cannabinoid receptors, and binds to them. The areas of the brain most affected by marijuana are the hippocampus, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, and the cerebral cortex. The hippocampus has a big role in the learning process, and THC may thus interfere with learning and memory. This is especially critical for children or teens whose brains are still developing.

Marijuana may also affect judgment, coordination and perception. Under the influence of marijuana, remembering things you have recently learned or driving a car may seem to be a challenge.

This is why a patient who needs marijuana must get a medical transcription from a doctor to make sure that one can really take benefit from the use of marijuana.

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  1. #1 by Michael Nyholt on October 25, 2010 - 8:47 pm

    Thank you for posting this article. Marijuana is definitely not for everyone. The disruption of memory and coordination and hunger and sleep are more than enough to keep me away from it. So many people think that everyone should smoke it and we’ll all live more happily, but that just isn’t true.

    Sure, it can make you high and make you feel good, but that high can also be a dangerous low. If you smoke it while you’re sad or depressed, it will worsen that sadness and depression until you may even want to kill yourself or someone else. Marijuana doesn’t make you feel good, it effects the mood you are in when you take it.

    I want more people to be educated on the truth so that everyone can understand that everything is NOT better with a bag of weed.

    Marijuana should be restricted to medical use. Nuff said.

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