We have heard all the arguments against medical cannabis. “Cannabis is addictive.” “Cannabis does not have therapeutic benefits.” “Cannabis is a gateway drug.” “Cannabis is not safe.” “There are not enough studies on cannabis and its effects on health.” Name it and it’s probably been said about marijuana.
Most of the arguments presented by anti-medical cannabis groups have been disputed and proven wrongful and inaccurate. Most of them have been proven to be nothing more than myths and have been accordingly debunked. In fact, we have probably written about every cannabis-related myth and preposterous anti-marijuana statement we have heard of in this blog and have presented scientific studies and findings to disprove them.
So, we say it is time to focus our energies instead on the various arguments supporting medical cannabis and why it should be legalized and made accessible to those who need it. At least for now.
Let’s talk about why we should not let fear stop us from helping our sick loved ones and from giving them the next best treatment option that exists. And about why doctors should include medical marijuana in the list of treatment courses that their patients can avail of, just like chemotherapy, antidepressants, and pain relievers are.
There are five main arguments in favor of medical marijuana. For one, in the United States alone, it has helped more than a million patients treat and manage their illnesses. Medical cannabis has also been thoroughly studied and researched, and its health benefits are backed by scientific findings. Moreover, medical cannabis is safe, especially given the right dosage. It also provides people cost-effective and compassionate care. Last but not least, medical marijuana keeps patients away from treatment programs and drugs that could end up being more harmful or could bring about adverse side effects.
To read more about these arguments in support of medical marijuana, download The Case for Medical Cannabis e-book for free.