Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Medical Marijuana: Blessing or Curse?
For the longest time, a debate about marijuana being a safe medicine to use for painful conditions has been going on. On one side, people see it as a double-edged sword that could backfire and end up causing more harm than good. On the other hand, others believe that if control and regulation are implemented, addiction and substance dependency can be controlled and the full benefits enjoyed.
More and more states are allowing access to medical marijuana. This is because it has been proven to work in helping relieve discomfort in various medical conditions like chronic pain, glaucoma, cancer, and the likes.
But in as much as cannabis offers such benefits, the fact remains that it is still a potentially addictive substance. It's bad enough that these people are already sick, we have to get them high on weed?
I doubt if the two opposing sides will ever agree about using medical marijuana. It is, after all, both potentially good and bad. Personally, I think regulation is the only way to make sure that using marijuana for medicinal purposes won't blow up on our faces. We've seen that happen too many times with narcotic pain killers.
What do you think?
Written By: Abbey Grace Yap