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Whether Or Not Medical Cannabis Should Be Widely Accepted

The usage of medical cannabis in modern times is controversial, and in recent years the American Medical Association, the MMA, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and other medical organizations have issued statements opposing its usage for medicinal purposes.

In general, research says medical marijuana is safe and effective in controlling chronic pain, alleviating nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, lymphoma and other kinds of cancer.

A significant proportion of oncologists support medical marijuana as an option for their patients. You can make best marijuana distribution plan via www.marijuanapropagation.com/marijuana-distribution-plan.

There are several species of Cannabis. They are:

Cannabis sativa: A strain found in Mexico and Central South America. The sativa plant is tall with narrow, serrated leaves. It has THC – the psychoactive-inducing part of the plant – and the effects are primarily on the mind and emotions.

Cannabis Indica: A strain found in Asia and India and grown in the US. The plant is short and stocky. Indica's effects are primarily physical and some emotional, including relaxation, sedation and pain reduction.

Cannabis Ruderalis: This strain is also called hemp and has no THC.

Cannabis Hybrid Strains: The result in cross pollination of various strains. The effects are often stronger than the original strain.

Unlike many abused drugs, an overdose of marijuana is not lethal, according to the National Cancer Institute. Although marijuana can be addictive for some, the potential for forming an addiction to marijuana is lower than some prescription drugs and other abused drugs.

However, marijuana has side effects. The primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana is THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, one of more than 60 cannabinoids (chemicals unique to marijuana).

THC binds to cannabinoid receptors, which are concentrated in areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception.

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Constance Perkins is a content marketing professional at Tissot, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Previously, Rodney worked as a marketing manager for a tech software startup. He graduated with honors from Columbia University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.

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