There has long been a societal stigma with regard to marijuana and those who consume it, with people wrongly believing that marijuana consumption turns a person into a raving lunatic or recklessly uninhibited party-goer or even a deranged and twitching addict suffering from hallucinations. These false beliefs have been fostered by media propaganda to discourage drug use in teenagers and young adults, and have led to a cultural ostracism of a misunderstood substance with well-documented and scientifically observed medicinal benefits.

Medical Marijuana

For people with cancer who must undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments, medical marijuana can provide them with sorely needed relief from the side effects of those medical procedures. Most frequently plagued with pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, anxiety, inability to sleep and nausea, these patients cannot get the relief they need from traditional medicines and standard remedies.

Medical marijuana has been proven to have anti-emetic properties and to reduce nausea for chemotherapy patients. It has also been scientifically documented to increase a person’s appetite (often called “the munchies”), which is extremely beneficial to cancer patients, especially in conjunction with the substance’s ability to minimize vomiting and nausea. More importantly for many cancer patients, medical marijuana has well-documented abilities to relieve pain associated with their physical ailments.

Despite the fact that the medicinal benefits of marijuana consumption date back several thousand years, society as a whole is still dragging it’s feet with regard to recognizing and acknowledging the many legitimate uses for the plant. Whether it is accepted or not, medical marijuana does provide relief to cancer patients for many of their symptoms, and the popularity of the substance as a remedy is only increasing over time.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

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