Medical Marijuana

By: Fidel Hernandez

How can sick people benefit from medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana can be alternative than other harmful drugs, can be more effective and can pervent symptoms that are caused by illness

Better alternative

"When he was in his late 30s, doctors sent him home with a hospice care nurse. After reviewing his medications, she told him he would die early if he continued taking all of them."(Ellen Jean) Graham live with with an extremely painful degenerative spine disease. He was offered medication to relieve his pain but the nurse told graham that if he continues to take the medication he would have a short life. The nurse offered Graham medical marijuana for an alternative drug for his pain. Graham accepted the offer and said the marijuana did relive the pain in his back and was relieved that he had a medicine that could stop his pain and not have the feeling of being worried about dying soon because of the medication.

Can be more effective in reveling pain

"Since medicinal marijuana was legalized in California, doctors have reported that they have been able to treat more than 300,000 cases of migraines that conventional medicine couldn't through marijuana." (Still Believe Nature Got It Wrong?) Marijuana can be more effective that other conventional drugs in relieving pain in the body.

If cannabis can do the job better than other conventional drugs and in some cases do less damage to the body then why not make is legal.

Can help prevent symptoms from illnesses.

"A study performed by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University discovered that ingredients found in natural marijuana play a critical role in controlling spontaneous seizures in epilepsy."( Medical’ Marijuana) marijuana can also prevent symptoms for illnesses like glaucoma, Alzheimer and many more sicknesses.


Marijuana has many benefits that sick patients can benefit from, it can prevent symptoms of illnesses, can be a better alternative drug rather than the convectional drugs, and lastly can be more effective in relieving pain in the body.


Hirst, Ellen Jean. "Benefits of Licensed Pot Are Up in the Air." Chicago Tribune. 28 Oct. 2013: 1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 03 Feb. 2014.

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