The Need for More Marijuana Dispensaries
The application of marijuana in the treatment of the chronically or critically ill has always been a topic of contention for the longest time. It has been banned in most parts of the world, either for recreational or medical purposes. When it comes to medical purposes, the ban was viewed as unfair, as it was driven by political reasons, not scientific ones. The groups pushing for the ban were in support of pharmaceutical groups, with their pharmaceutical alternatives.
Medical marijuana has come in handy in assisting patients, especially those in the various stages of cancer. It assists them to overcome nausea experienced during chemotherapy, as well as from the disease itself as it progresses. It has also been used to eat HIV and Aids patients to eat more, more frequently. It has also found application in cases of people with chronic pain, muscle spasms, depression, brain cancer, anxiety, to name a few.
Seeing as marijuana has clear positive effects and results, there is need to examine the poor reception and acceptance from various factions. It turns out this solution to so many problems does not marry with the intentions of a different set of political and special interest group. These groups proceed to tarnish the name of the drug, so that they can benefit financially and politically from the adoption of their alternative solutions. What they have successfully advertised is a negative image of addiction and abuse of the drug. It then becomes hard for the general public to imagine such a drug can greatly assist and relieve so much pain to patients, while leaving minimal side effects, all at an affordable price. Politicians receive financial backing from pharmaceutical companies, for the sole reason of their ability to reach a wider audience and formulate policies that will ensure marijuana remains an option not available to many. The pharmaceutical companies will in exchange fund their political campaigns, or show their appreciation in a more direct manner. Once in power, they repay their generosity by stopping any legislation that could make marijuana more acceptable.
We can also consider what people would use, in case there was no marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs. The examination reveals them to be the worst options possible, as they are strong drugs with terrible side effects and high addiction capabilities. Some have tried to use cocaine, heroin, and oxytocin for medical purposes. Those were far worse alternatives to any other means. They have shown that they cannot be relied on in this regard. These drugs make marijuana even more reasonable. They show how cost-effective and efficient it is in the application of such diseases. It also exists naturally, unlike them.
The political and pharmaceutical interest groups present the biggest hindrance to the adoption of marijuana as the best alternative to the treatment of the effects of some of the most painful diseases known to man. It would be a brilliant idea to allow for the setting up or more marijuana dispensaries in the world. Patients would greatly benefit from this cheaper and safer alternative to what pharmaceutical companies are currently offering. We have been programmed to see marijuana as an evil, when it has been a solution right in front of us.