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Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by magazineguy(m): 4:48pm On Nov 20, 2018
There are few subjects that can evoke mixed emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana. Should it be legalized? Has its effectiveness been proven? What conditions is it useful for? How can they keep it out of the hands of teenagers? Is it really the “omnipotent drug” that people claim it is? Is medical marijuana just a leverage to legalize marijuana in general?

Marijuana is currently legal, on the state level, in 29 states, and in Washington, DC, in the United States of America. It is still illegal from the Donald Trump’s perspective. The Obama administration did not even try to make prosecution of medical marijuana a minor priority. President Donald Trump promised not to meddle in the affairs of people using medical marijuana, though his administration is currently threatening to reverse this policy. About 85% of Americans support the use of medical marijuana, and it is estimated that several million Americans currently use it.

Marijuana without the ‘high’

Least controversial is the extract from the hemp plant referred as CBD (cannabidiol) because this compound of marijuana has little intoxicating properties. Marijuana in its full form has more than 100 active compounds. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical that causes the intoxication that goes hand-in-hand with marijuana use. CBD-dominant strains have mild or no THC, so patients report rarely if they feel any change in consciousness.

However, patients report many boons of CBD, from relieving insomnia, spasticity, anxiety, distress and pain to treating life-threatening conditions, for example epilepsy. A particular form of childhood epilepsy called Dravet syndrome is almost difficult to control, but responds significantly to a CBD-dominant strain of marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web.

Uses of medical marijuana

The most common use for medical marijuana in the U.S is for pain control. Surprisingly, marijuana is not strong enough for severe pain (for instance, post-surgical pain or a broken bone), but it is quite effective for the chronic pain that affect millions of Americans, especially gerontic patients. A portion of its attraction is that it is undoubtedly safer than opiates and it can take the place of NSAIDs such as Advil, if people can’t use them because of problems with their kidneys or ulcers.

In particular, marijuana appears to reduce the pain of multiple sclerosis, and nerve pain. This is an area where few other options belong, and those that do, such as Neurontin, Lyrica, or opiates are highly sedating. Patients report that marijuana allows them to resume their previous activities without a feeling of disengagement.

Furthermore, Marijuana is known to be a fantastic muscle relaxant, and people testify of its ability to subdue tremors in Parkinson’s disease. Recently, its use was quite successfully for fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and other conditions where the final common pathway is chronic pain.

Marijuana is also used to control nausea, motion sickness and weight loss; it can be used to treat glaucoma. Medical marijuana was also reported to have helped patients suffering from pain and wasting syndrome related to HIV, in addition to irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.

Recently, Marijuana consumption was passed into bill in South Africa, limited only to indoor and relaxation purposes.


source: http://tushmagazine.com.ng/medical-marijuana-latest-trend/

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by oluwasegun007(m): 8:34pm On Nov 20, 2018
Thanks for the hint on marijuana, but please it should not be legalised in Nigeria...


Some people naturally have it deposited in their body system...

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Stone123(m): 8:34pm On Nov 20, 2018
Possibly
Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by skills50(m): 8:34pm On Nov 20, 2018
lemme come and be going
Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:34pm On Nov 20, 2018
Whether they legalize marijuana or not men go dey kpoi.



A friend with weed is a friend indeed

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by CheapDataGuy: 8:34pm On Nov 20, 2018
sad

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by TechtraGadgets: 8:35pm On Nov 20, 2018
Marijuana is marijuana bros

Coke, Fanta, Cigarettes... are worse than marijuana

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by MorataFC: 8:35pm On Nov 20, 2018
Shame on Obama

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by onyetunge: 8:35pm On Nov 20, 2018
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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by helphelp: 8:36pm On Nov 20, 2018
Whatever
Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by SingleWahala(f): 8:36pm On Nov 20, 2018
grin
Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by MorataFC: 8:36pm On Nov 20, 2018
TechtraGadgets:
Marijuana is marijuana bros
gbam

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by tstx(m): 8:36pm On Nov 20, 2018
Let them legalize it jare... We wey never legalize am we better pass any of the country wey don legalize am....

Meanwhile yall need to read this.. Especially if you are an African
4 Unethical Medical Experiments That Used Africans As Guinea Pigs

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Nobody: 8:37pm On Nov 20, 2018
Nigga be plan to do pitch invasion during Nigeria vs Uganda to take selfie with Iwobi today, las las, I remember say nah Nigeria I dey, before SARS go carry gun kill man pikin for pitch!
Nothing in these country in working undecided
One cannot even invade the pitch in peace angry

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Hoodbilonia: 8:37pm On Nov 20, 2018
yeah ai
yeah ai
and ai wee advertise it
li
lee
legalise it
yay ai
yay ai

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by ositadima1(m): 8:37pm On Nov 20, 2018
Do you realize that some people will smoke pot whether it is legal or not?

Is it not better buying it safely of stores than from drug peddlers?
Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by TrippieRed(m): 8:38pm On Nov 20, 2018
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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by KakiP(m): 8:38pm On Nov 20, 2018
I wonder why a plant should be illegal in The first place

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by mayowa94: 8:39pm On Nov 20, 2018
marijuana without the word "high"
Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by footysport22: 8:39pm On Nov 20, 2018
Just finish taking 2 sticks.

REASON WHY I TAKE MARIJUANA

Before I started taking this beautiful plant, I do have abdominal pain. I don't eat. Life was boring and also, I have ulcer which resulted from lack of appetite.

A friend introduced me to this marvelous plant �. Since I started taking weed, this has been reduced more than 90%. And also, I haven't visit hospital this year.

I eat more and more after taking weed. Food taste better and I feel happier.


START TAKING WEED TODAY, AND YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER REMAIN THESAME


...... MODIFIED....

Some slowpoke will ask Nigerians to stop killing wild life and cutting down vegetation. But why is the world against this particular plant? If everyone stop planting Marijuana, won't this plant stop existing?

And one Oyinbo man is doing court case cause mosquitoes are being killed. Hypocrisy everywhere

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Gkay1(m): 8:39pm On Nov 20, 2018
if federal government try am, craze go full everywhere. I pity upcoming generations

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by OkoyeA1(m): 8:40pm On Nov 20, 2018
Vote Sowo-re to legalize it grin grin grin
KakiP:
I wonder why a plant should be illegal in The first place
Hoodbilonia:
yeah ai
yeah ai
and ai wee advertise it
li
lee
legalise it
yay ai
yay ai
tstx:
Let them legalize it jare... We wey never legalize am we better pass any of the country wey don legalize am....

Meanwhile yall need to read this.. Especially if you are an African
4 Unethical Medical Experiments That Used Africans As Guinea Pigs

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Lionhearted: 8:40pm On Nov 20, 2018
Is marijuana the plant commonly called Igbo?


The day I took it, it was soaked in gin, I appreciate it. Eat and sleep well. General feeling of wellbeing in the body too.

A friend came over. Took it without knowing what is it. He asked where he can buy the agbo, that it worked.

It should be legalise in Nigeria too.

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by willi926(m): 8:41pm On Nov 20, 2018
abeg who get make e pass am come my way. a night without Igbo is lipsrsealed

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by asawanathegreat(m): 8:45pm On Nov 20, 2018
Kpoli must sell weather legal or ilegal

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Triangles1(m): 8:48pm On Nov 20, 2018
I marry marijuana and I choosed marijuana over woman bcs it never break my heart, rather inspired me to loved music. But if drugs men catch you, you go know say police are your friend

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by pascalbenz: 8:51pm On Nov 20, 2018
All Hail Mary Jane Black .... Puff Puff Pass

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Nobody: 8:52pm On Nov 20, 2018
Ndi nnuli ife...

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by KingLennon(m): 8:56pm On Nov 20, 2018
Marijuana is the only thing that can join people from different ethnic groups together. An Hausa man can sit down with an Igbo man because of marijuana. Smoke safe....

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Re: Is Medical Marijuana Just A Leverage To Legalize Marijuana In General? by Luckyk(f): 8:57pm On Nov 20, 2018
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