Marijuana For Migranes Essay

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Marijuana For Migranes


1) Russo, Ethan M.D. (1998). Cannabis for migraine treatment. Pain, 76, 3 – 8.

This particular journal entry is actually a historic review on the benefits of utilizing
cannabis for the medicinal use of relieving migraines. In an attempt to find a journal
that might actually have a case study or something on the affects of marijuana on a human,
I forgot that there probably would not be many studies done due to the hazardous impact
that comes with inhaling marijuana smoke. Although I am a proponent of the legalization of
marijuana, I believe that precautions must be addressed in order to smoothly acclimate the
drug into the society. This means that there must be studies done that actually use human
subjects. There were studies done before cannabis was banned in 1937, showing that
cannabis had a positive effect on people with chronic migraines, mental fatigue, fits of
depression and so on. William Osler, the acknowledged father of modern medicine, stated of
migraine treatment,';Cannabis indica is probably the most satisfactory remedy';(Russo,
1998).

The best way to describe a study like this is historical. Many of the historical uses of
marijuana may have contemporary relevance. As I stated before, there are very few ways to
study something that the society feels is harmful to the subject. This is exactly what the
research is pointing out by voicing the words of our ancestors. This historical
point-of-view allows our conscience to be at ease so that accurate tests can be performed
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