MARIJUANA EFFECT ON THE HUMAN BODY
According to an ancient Chinese book, marijuana dates back to 5,000 years. It is a psychoactive drug found and used worldwide under different names and purposes. The National Institute of Health carried out studies on the drug and it has been shown marijuana is dangerous to the human body. In the United States the drug is controlled since it produces dependence and addiction to the users (Straiker, 1999). Similarly it has been medically proven to alter euphoria and consciousness. On the contrary there are various medicinal properties of the drug, which include muscle relaxant, antiflammatory, anticonvulsant, appetite stimulant and many more. This medicinal uses of the drug have led to a number of debates with many people showing doubt regarding the effectiveness of marijuana as a treatment of some of the diseases. These researchers argue that despite the fact that marijuana can give a short term relief to particular ailments; the resultant effects counter this advantage. Moreover marijuana leads to dependency in order for the effects of the disease to be kept at sustainable levels (University of South Florida Health Sciences Center 2002). Apart from this drawback there continues to be more research on marijuana and how effectively it can be used for the treatment of various diseases. There has been some notable relief on some cancer cases and AIDS patients. These patients that suffer from chemotherapy related illnesses such as nausea, depression, and the loss of weight have been noted to receive some relief after being administered with the treatment.