Getting High to Ultimately Get Better

As high as a person’s pain tolerance can be, there are some medical and physical conditions that are simply too painful to bear. In most cases, such conditions are outright debilitating, preventing one from functioning normally and living a comfortable life despite trying all the conventional treatments and solutions. In these extreme circumstances, perhaps a well known but controversial solution is the best answer, and this of course is legal medical marijuana.

Forgetting the heated debates over the appropriateness and legality of using marijuana for medical purposes, it can be said definitively that this kind of treatment has its merits. Medical marijuana has shown a certain degree of effectiveness against nausea,  inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, insomnia, glaucoma, and even PMS, just to name a few. As for safety, there are no recorded deaths proving that cannabis can lead to fatality, and some have even dubbed it as the “safest therapeutically active substances known to man.”

As with anything else, and as Daedalus and Icarus have shown, the most important thing is moderation. The legal use of medical marijuana must always be overseen by a medical doctor, first of all because it is illegal to self-medicate and also because absolutely anything taken in excess can be dangerous for a person. Marijuana isn’t just about getting high anymore; it’s now a legitimate form of treatment, and while debates and legislation go on, no one can deny the great possibilities it offers.


Posted on July 10, 2013, in Health and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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