Legalize Medical Marijuana (Cannabis)

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Honorable Ministers,

It is time that people wake up and know more about the Herb which is illegal in India: Medical Marijuana (Cannabis).

It’s no secret that big pharmaceutical companies don’t want cannabis legalized. Researchers are well aware of the benefits offered by the naturally occurring plant and fear their chemical-based drugs will be replaced with the healthier, more holistic option. Skeptics might remain unsure of cannabis’ potential, but scientists aren’t..

Medical cannabis has several beneficial effects. Evidence shows that it helps in chronic pain and muscle spasms.

When usual treatments are ineffective, cannabinoids have also been recommended for anorexia, arthritis, migraine, and glaucoma.

There are at least two Naturally active chemicals in marijuana. Those are cannabidiol (CBD) - which seems to impact the brain without a high- and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Also keep in mind that some of these health benefits can potentially be gained by taking THC pills like Dronabinol, a synthetic form of THC, which in some ways might be more effective than smoked marijuana.

It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health.

A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading.

It lessens side effects from treating hepatitis C and increases treatment effectiveness.

Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.

It relieves arthritis discomfort.

While not really a health benefit, marijuana spurs creativity in the brain.

Pot soothes tremors for people with Parkinson's disease.

Cannabis reduces some of the awful pain and nausea from chemo, and stimulates appetite.

Use of Marijuana in Ancient times: Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was the first person to use marijuana as medicine in 2700 BC. Nung, who is also known by the first name Chen, is thought to be the Father of Chinese medicine. As per this legend, Nung also discovered ephedra and ginseng.
More informaition on world history of Cannabis: https://www.allbud.com/learn/story/complete-world-history-cannabis

Countries where Medical Marijuana is legal for Medicinal and Scientific purposes: Australia, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Mexico, South Africa Spain and Uruguay. It is Decriminalised in many states of America, Netherlands, Argentina, Turkey, Switzerland for its Medical benefits.

In states with laws legalizing medical marijuana, new research shows there are nearly 25 percent fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses. Opioid painkiller overdoses are a growing problem nationwide.

Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death.

Better than Alchohol which is legal.

Both alcohol consumption and pot smoking can take a toll on the body, showing both short- and long-term health effects, though alcohol has been linked to some 88,000 deaths per year, according to the CDC, while for a number of reasons those associated with marijuana use are harder to come by.

You can die binge-drinking five minutes after you've been exposed to alcohol. That isn't going to happen with Marijuana.

Information on comparison with alchohol:
https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/amp.livescience.com/42738-marijuana-vs-alcohol-health-effects.html#ampshare=http://www.livescience.com/42738-marijuana-vs-alcohol-health-effects.html

Medical Marijuana can also be consumed in edibles and using Vapourizers to minimize lung and environmental damage, infused tonics and tincture, tea and many more

Knowledge is Power: www.leafly.com
https://medicalmarijuanahelp.com/article-details/marijuana-vs-prescription-drugs
www.livescience.com
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis

Lets come together for a better future of India and promote Naturalism rather than prescription drugs and alchohol.
Drugs and Alchohol reduce life expectancy. #Go green India. #For a better Future.

Rushabh Sanghavi

 



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