A few research, even outlined in the IOM study, have found that certain components of marijuana have antiemetic properties and thus are successful against nausea and vomiting, typical side effects of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Some researchers believe that cannabis has some potential for therapy against neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Unique marijuana-extracted compounds hold high medicinal ability. A main component of marijuana, cannobidiol (CBD) has been found to have antipsychotic, anticancer, and antioxidant effects. Certain cannabinoids, a significant risk factor for glaucoma, have been found to reduce excessive intraocular pressure ( IOP). Drugs that contain active ingredients present in marijuana but have been synthetically produced in the laboratory have been approved by the US FDA. Marinol, an antiemetic agent indicated for nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, is one example of this. The active ingredient is dronabinol, a Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) modified delta-9-.
(3) The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), an group founded in the US, is one of the main proponents of medicinal marijuana. Many specialist medical associations and agencies have shared their encouragement. As an example, in their 2008 position paper, The American College of Physicians proposed a re-evaluation of the drug classification Schedule I. ACP further shares its deep advocacy for investigations into the medicinal use of marijuana as well as the immunity from federal criminal prosecution; civil liability; or legal discipline for physicians who administer or dispense medical marijuana in compliance with state laws. Likewise, doctors who use medicinal marijuana as allowed by state legislation are shielded from criminal or civil penalties.
(4) In many developing countries medicinal marijuana is widely accepted The logic that if they can do it, why not us? Another powerful point. Some countries have legalized the therapeutic use of marijuana under strict prescription control, including Canada, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, the UK , Spain, Israel and Finland. Some US states require exemptions, too