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December 27, 2011

Medical Marijuana Helps Challenges

Marijuana and its medical use have been highly debated recently.  Critics view it as a drug that should be outlawed.  Supporters view the drug as a way to treat physical/mental challenges.

The US Government and Accountability Office states that medical marijuana can be used to treat several conditions.  These conditions include: Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis (MS).  It can also be used to treat steady pain, vomiting, and depression.

Critics of medical marijuana don’t agree with these findings.  They say not enough evidence has been documented to support these claims.  They also state there has been less evidence showing that marijuana assists people with MS except for dealing with pain management associated with the condition.

Countries such as Canada, Austria, and the Netherlands have allowed marijuana for prescription drug usage.  Only people in areas where medical marijuana is legal are allowed to use the drug for this purpose.  Federal government prohibits the use of medical marijuana currently.

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