Medical Marijuana In California

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Medical Marijuana in California Legalization of Marijuana had been an awkward topic to talk until 1996, that was the year when everything changed; that year medical marijuana had been approved by the state of California. People from the Golden State, voted to legalize the use of medical marijuana with a 55% of majority. California was the first state, in United States, of legalize the use of medical marijuana. Marijuana has a lot of uses, for instance, textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials. The high you get from marijuana mostly comes from a chemical called Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, which is found in varying potency in different strains of cannabis. Most of THC's effects happen…show more content…
It can be used to treat Glaucoma, according to the National Eye Institute, “Studies in the early 1970s showed that marijuana, when smoked, lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with normal pressure and those with glaucoma.” The effects of this drug may help to slow the progression of this disease. Cannabis can relieve arthritis discomfort, according to HEALTH, Marijuana alleviates pain, reduces inflammation, and promotes sleep, which may help relieve pain and discomfort for people with rheumatoid arthritis. “Researchers from rheumatoid in several hospitals gave their patients Sativex, a cannabinoid-based pain-reliever medicine” and the researchers state that after two weeks, people had a significant relieve. My host mom has arthritis, and she smokes cannabis to relieve her pain; she says that it really helps her to calm down her struggle with this…show more content…
Marijuana has been shown to have some positive mental effects, particularly increasing creativity. According to Wired, “One study tested participants on their ability to come up with different words related to a concept, and found that using cannabis allowed people to come up with a greater range of related concepts.” Other researchers have found that some participants improved their “verbal fluency.” This is because when marijuana is smoked, it makes the brain release dopamine, which makes feel the brain more relaxed, allowing it to perceive things differently. I have a few friends who are art designers, and they smoke before they start to paint because they say that weed gives them better perspective on their

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