Should marijuana be legalized?

Friday, October 19, 2007

AIDS

In the last post I talked about a lot of different things that marijuana can help with. I would really like to go through one by one and talk about how, so today I am going to focus on AIDS. AIDS as we all know is caused by HIV and is incurable. The people who are infected lead medication filled lives and are generally weak, frail, and in pain. Many studies have shown that marijuana can help ease the pain that is associated with AIDS. The people who have AIDS are in pain all the time and pain killers do not always help. Scientists have discovered that where pain killers sometimes don't work, marijuana will. Many people also believe that smoking marijuana will help AIDS patients maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately the government is stepping in and preventing research into this matter in many cases. If proper research were allowed to be done I believe that we would find how useful marijuana could be in the prevention of the pain and sickness associated with AIDS. This is a really good sheet with FAQ's about marijuana and AIDS.

4 comments:

hearth35 said...

I completely agree with you, marijuana could greatly reduce the suffering that AIDS patients experience. Perhaps, since the patients are under less pain and able to eat more and be more active, marijuana could actually elongate their lives! Additionally, the patient would not have to smoke it necessarily, there are many alternative, healthier ways to absorb THC; vaporizers and recipes (brownies) are two suggestions.

Elizabeth said...

Good idea, I think that smoking would make breathing harder since it is smoking, just like nicotine.

Holli said...

Anything that is going to help AIDS patients out is a great thing. They go through some terribly difficult things physically, and mentally as well because the moment they are diagnosed with the HIV virus, they know that they are going to die. The marijuana could help with the physical pain that these patients are going through, and I expect that it could relax their minds to relieve some of their mental anguish as well.

Elizabeth said...

Good point, I have just focused on the physical aspects, I'm glad you brought up the mental ones as well.