In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.

Eight of the 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana saw a decrease in the percentage of teens using the drug during the period of 1999 to 2006. As of April 2015, 23 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical use with seven states pending legislation.

But which are the medical conditions that cannabis is used to treat?

Some of these diseases are migraines, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease and many more.

So let’s see what is the truth behind Medical Marijuana in this amazing infographic, created by

The Truth Behind Medical Marijuana

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Sheree A'nitsasgili

    This is such a farce, I’m not even going to spend my time justifying the real facts about MJ legalization. Some people have an agenda and they don’t really care to hear what really goes on in the world.

  2. Melinda Rodriguez

    So does Cocaine is a plant. Shall we legalize that too. Please let’s be smarter than that, our youth is heading to self destruction. Can anyone see how bad it is too have a bunch of people high all the time and freely? We are forgetting what’s more important here. It already is so hard to keeps our kids off drugs, let’s be conscience and think a little about the consequences of our actions.

  3. Melinda Rodriguez

    BTW this has nothing to do with health. The legalizing of MJ is not because they are concern with people’s well being. If that were the case they would of found a cure to Cancer that’s like an epidemic. So many people with Cancer suffering and the children, dear God. Why don’t they start prescribing natural medicine instead of all the medication they give patients all over making their problems worst? No because the Pharmaceutical business generates billions of $$$. It’s so pathetic. I get so upset at all of it. Invest on finding a cure for Cancer!!!!

    1. Thomas Hallinan

      Profit worship has brought us to this point, making it imperative that we all search carefully to find healthcare providers who will treat us effectively, and for us to also learn all that we can about traditional medicine, and alternative medicine. Many companies that manufacture chemotherapy medicines putting all kinds of pressure on physicians to prescribe their drugs, and in many areas of the U.S. The only chemo drugs available are generic.

    2. Victoria Cottom

      Those doctors poor poor “Pressure”=$$$

    3. Thomas Hallinan

      About a month ago, several healthcare providers were apprehended in the U.S. For over prescribing opioid pain medications. During the investigation it was discovered that these same healthcare providers were being paid a financial bonus by the manufacturers of these opioid drugs. The outcome is that the healthcare providers are being punished, and some possibly prosecuted. As far as the involved pharmaceutical companies, they are being fined for over a million dollars, after have made profits much larger than that from the over prescribing of these drugs. Where is the justice in that? Some of these chronic pain people would be much better of with MJ, but the opioid drug manufacturers would not like that, because it would kill their profits. In this situation I see MJ as an appropriate alternative, but for recreation, it is just another substance to make us a fat and lazy society. MJ is great for brief and restricted use for people who are victims of severe emotional trauma.

  4. Diane Karlson

    You are so misinformed Melinda. Would you like to see kids getting drunk and killing themselves or smoking a joint and heading to the fridge? For recreational purposes I’d choose the latter. For medical purposes there are too many benefits to list.

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