Legal medical industry in Arizona
Arizona is among 15 states that have laws permitting eligible patients to consume medicinal marijuana for the treatment of approved conditions and terminal illnesses. Eligibility for a marijuana recommendation depends upon both type and severity of an illness, and all patients must first speak with a physician to determine if medical marijuana is the right treatment for them.
Medical marijuana is considered one of the best approaches to treat the side effects caused by cancer and chemotherapy, and is one of the “debilitating medical conditions” included in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (Prop 203.). For those stricken with any form of cancer, the drug has been proven to serve as an alternative form of pain relief medication.
Unlike for patients suffering from other illnesses, physicians and researches recommend cancer patients to inhale, either via smoking or another means, the cannabis. Inhalation is the fastest way to consume the medication, and avoid the need for oral consumption, as that method of may trigger vomiting - something medical marijuana is supposed to eliminate.
In 1999, The Institutes of Medicine published a report confirming this intial recommendation that inhalation is the best approach, also proving that medical marijuana can be highly effective in treating cancer-related nausea. It also found that Medical Marijuana can also help patients sustain a sufficient appetite, thus preventing wasting.
Lastly, conventional medication commonly recommended to patients such as phenothiazines may have side effects such as excessive sedation, flattening of mood and so on. The consumption of marijuana can greatly reduce these side effects, thanks to cannabis’s positive contribution to the patient’s physiological state.
Since this study, dozens more have been released on the positive effects the drug can have on people suffering on forms of cancer. Learn more by visiting the National Cancer Institute's website.
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