Medical marijuana is made from the plants. It contains many components; one of them is chemical substance named “Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)” (“Cannabis” Wikipedia; part 1). It has a variety of pharmacological effects; therefore, it is known to many people as a physician-recommended natural medicine. As of 2012, there are sixteen states allowed to use marijuana for medical use(“ 16 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC” Medical Marijuana ProsCons.org). Unfortunately, Arkansas State has not approved it yet. Medical marijuana should be legalized in Arkansas because marijuana can help a lot of diseases, can be low cost for treatment, and it is not dangerous than synthetic medication.
According to the clinical research, the medical marijuana is shown to be of benefit for a lot of symptom such as HIV, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, Parkinson’s disease, sleep apnea, posttraumatic stress disorder (PSTD), and depression (“Medical Cannabis” Wikipedia; clinical applications). If a patient has already tried to use an existing medicine with strong side effects, she or he can use medical marijuana as a substitute remedy. Medical marijuana sometimes works for intractable diseases that are not being helped by existing medication (The Case for Medical Cannabis). There are many types of cannabis. Each cannabis has a different chemical balance; therefore, it different types can be blended for each patient’s condition (“Cannabis” Wikipedia).
Medical marijuana is easy to produce and it is also easy to get for patient’s treatment at low cost. Compared to medicine prescribed for nausea and vomiting of chemotherapy, the medical marijuana is obviously cheaper than Marinol. According to estimated average patient cost (“How Does the Cost of Marijuana compare to the cost of Marinol” Medical marijuana Pro Con.org), if a patient is taking the Marinol for ninety days, it will cost approximately $2036. On the other hand, if the patient is taking marijuana for ninety...