Marijuana has many benefits and shouldn’t be illegal

Posted 1 March 2015 at 12:00 am


There is no plant on Earth more condemned than marijuana. We’re talking about a living organism which governments have taken upon themselves to designate as an illegal substance. Despite no existing evidence of anyone ever dying of a marijuana overdose, possession of this plant is still illegal in many parts.

Marijuana has been found to suppress cancer, reduce blood pressure, treat glaucoma, alleviate pain and even inhibit HIV. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective.

Cannabis is one of the most powerful healing plants on the planet. It contains Cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals and also kill cancer cells. It is a muscle relaxant and has “antispasmodic” qualities that have proven to be a very effective treatment for seizures.

It also is used to treat minor to serve migraines. Marijuana’s treatment of glaucoma has been one of the best documented. There isn’t a single valid study that exists that disproves marijuana’s very powerful and popular effects on glaucoma patients.

Marijuana works to stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that come from a fatal disease, Multiple Sclerosis. For ADD/ADHD marijuana is not only a perfect alternative for Ritalin, but treats the disorder without any of the negative side effects of the pharmaceutical.

Marijuana has shown that it can help with symptoms of the chronic diseases as it stops nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer’s by blocking the deposits in the brain that cause the disease. Long-term use of opiate pain killers is 10 time more dangerous then long-term use of marijuana .

Why should anyone be denied the right to help relieve the pain or prevent it? Do you understand why it is illegal for those people that really need it?

Kenneth Capurso