More and more people turn to medical cannabis in their search of a treatment that works effectively for their condition. Not to mention a treatment that is safe and all-natural.
And many patients who have already tried medical cannabis only have good things to say about the drug. They swear on its effectiveness and potency.
So, really, it is not surprising why a continuously growing number of people advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana on a global scale. They believe that everyone, regardless of where they are in the world, should have legal access to the medication.
What’s more, these advocates believe that no patient who needs cannabis should ever hide for fear of getting jailed. Or should feel the need to live in another state or another country just because their own cannot help keep them alive or pain-free.
Why should medical cannabis be legalized in an international scale?
1. Cannabis can treat many medical ailments.
For one, there are several scientific studies and a world of anecdotal evidence on medical cannabis as treatment for various medical conditions and symptoms. These are just some of these conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Epilepsy and seizure disorders
- Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal issues
- Multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, and spasticity
- Loss of appetite
It is also said to help improve mental health and mood. This is why many people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder use medical cannabis.
What’s more, medical cannabis is used to help with alcohol and drug addiction issues, including withdrawal symptoms.
Making medical cannabis legally accessible by sick people gives them the choice to go for the kind of treatment they believe is best for them.
2. Legalizing medical cannabis would pave the way for more scientific studies.
Having easy access to medical cannabis and not having to worry about any potential trouble with the law would make it easy for scientists to conduct more studies, research, and clinical trials on cannabis. People would no longer have to rely on mere anecdotal evidence or on cannabis experiments done on animal models. Once more clinical trials have been done, patients, doctors, caregivers, and the public in general would know for certain whether cannabis is good for a particular ailment or not.
3. Doctors would be more knowledgeable about medical cannabis.
By legalizing medical cannabis, more medical professionals would have access to education that focuses on medical cannabis and how to treat patients with it. This means more medical schools would include cannabis in their curriculum or offer courses that have something to do with cannabis treatment.
The more doctors are informed and knowledgeable about medical cannabis, the more confident they will be about discussing cannabis treatment with their patients, as well as prescribing the drug.
4. No more black market.
Legalizing medical cannabis would help cripple the marijuana black market. If patients can legally avail of medical marijuana, they do not have to get it through illegal means. What’s more, by allowing the legal medical cannabis market to thrive and by regulating the sale of the drug, patients can be assured that they are getting good quality products.
Legal retailers and dispensaries would be required to sell only medical marijuana products that have undergone the proper laboratory testing. This means patients can be sure that the medication they have is free from molds, bacteria, traces of pesticide chemicals, and other contaminants that may be harmful to their health.