Should cannabis be illegal?

Should cannabis be illegal?

There are between 50,000 and 100,000 marijuana users for therapeutic use in Spain. Should cannabis be illegal for all the circumstances?

Although cannabis use in Spain is legally prohibited and punishable, it is “allowed” by the authorities in some cases. Therapeutic marijuana in Spain is just as punished as that used for recreational purposes.

All these patients are at risk of being fined (about 600 euros per possession), and, although it is true that faced with the possibility of a penalty for possession of marijuana, by submitting an official medical document (certifying its for therapeutic use), we can get rid of the conviction.

Why cannabis is prescribed by doctors?

Some small studies show that marijuana might relieve symptoms in people who have different diseases, as multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, anxiety, mood disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), personality disorders.

In some of those cases, medical marijuana can be used to relieve pain, including different types of chronic pain, as nerve damage; control nausea and vomiting, for example, in chemotherapy; and make a person feel like eating, as in HIV/AIDS cases.

Cannabis can not only be smoked, in case you are a sick person and you have never smoked, you can also vaporize it, eat it or consume it as a liquid extract.

Cannabis can also be vaporized

Cannabis changes our brains

Smoking cannabis can alter brain structure and function. Numerous studies have shown that its consumption has neurotoxic effects on the brain, especially in teenagers. These brain changes are mainly related to cognitive deficiencies and an increased risk of developing psychiatric problems, which are associated with chronic use of the drug. Anyone who smokes cannabis will see their brain cells function altered. What is more variable among individuals is the magnitude of these changes, and their connection with negative effects.

Psychotic outbreaks are commons in cannabis users. Smoking marijuana cigarettes can cause mental problems such as anxiety, depression, psychotic outbreaks and even suicidal tendencies.

Psychoses alter the way in which reality is perceived and can include hallucinations and delusions to the point that those who suffer from them can become paranoid and consider themselves in danger.

Having a rare, disorganized behavior and manifesting a strange, crazy and incongruous ideas are symptoms of a psychotic outbreak. The patient thinks of them, but does not transmit them, except at specific times and with close friends.

Having a rare and disorganized behavior is a symptom of a psychotic outbreak

Vocabulary:

sick What are the ways to use cannabis for sick people physically or mentally ill; not well or healthy:
Although Although cannabis use in Spain is legally prohibited and punishable despite the fact that:She walked home by herself, although she knew that it was dangerous.
punished  Therapeutic marijuana in Spain is just as punished as that used for recreational purposes. to cause someone who has done something wrong or committed a crime to suffer, by hurting them, forcing them to pay money, sending them to prison
being All these patients are at risk of being fined (about 600 euros per possession) a person or thing that exists:A nuclear war would kill millions of living beings.
prima cripple prima cripple the need to normalize the situation for marijuana users so that they are not considered to be offenders for taking their treatment.  Prima:difficult to please and demanding to be treated in a special wayCripple: a person who cannot use their arms or legs in a normal way
Relieve pain Relieve pain. This includes different types of chronic pain, including pain from nerve damage. Relieve: to make an unpleasant feeling, such as pain or worry, less strongPain: a feeling of physical suffering caused by injury or illness
bowel disease Inflammatory bowel disease Bowel: the long tube that carries solid waste from the stomach out of the bodyDisease:  illness of people, animals, plants, etc., caused by infection or a failure of health rather than by an accident
such Smoking marijuana cigarettes can cause mental problems such as anxiety used before a noun or noun phrase to add emphasis
behavior Disorganized behavior, rare, different from usual. Many times pointless and even extravagant. a particular way of acting:Many people complained about the behavior of some of the fans, who were loud and threatening to those around them.
Instead Instead of relaxing him and producing a calming effect in place of someone or something else
lack  – strange ideas, lack of self-awareness –  the fact that something is not available or that there is not enough of it
self-awareness  – strange ideas, lack of self-awareness –  knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience
browsing  He was browsing a lot of ideas and felt like he was watching himself to look through a book or magazine without reading everything, or to walk around a shop looking at several things without intending to buy any of them
frantically He wrote frantically, trying to capture all his thoughts on paper done in a hurried way and in a state of excitement or confusion

If you want more information here you have some links:

https://tuvaporizador.com/marihuana-legal-en-espana/

http://www.ideaspaz.org/especiales/marihuana-medicinal/
https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/ency/patientinstructions/000899.htm
https://www.infobae.com/2008/05/13/379842-la-marihuana-causa-brotes-psicoticos-depresion-y-tendencia-al-suicidio/
https://www.muyinteresante.es/revista-muy/noticias-muy/articulo/asi-afecta-el-cannabis-a-tu-cerebro-761401871734

Maria Garcia Rodriguez 4tD

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