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As the title suggests, the article contains thirty-four research studies that prove cannabis, most popularly known as marijuana, cures cancer. In the article, it contains links leading to scholarly journals that have researched the effects of cannabis on various cancer diseases. It also stated that the common trend among the studies was that cannabis shrinks tumors and targets cancer cells.
The fact that cannabis, an illegal drug, cures cancer is enough to catch my attention. This is because it is surprising to know that what we humans have been avoiding could have saved us from our misery. Cancer has been going around for years and nobody had ever found a cure to it. Sure, there’s chemotherapy, but not even that could certainly cure cancer. In fact, it just delays the cancer cells from growing. Other than that, chemotherapy also has drastic side effects like alopecia (hair loss), thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count, leads to blood clotting problems), and neutropenia ( low white blood cell count, leads to susceptibility to infections) among many others (Medical News Today, 2013). Even so, it doesn’t mean that cannabis has no negative adverse effects. I personally find it hard to decide which is better for cure, because both methods seem to have hazardous adverse effects.
It’s a huge step forward for the field of medicine. It’s revolutionary, and it could save thousands of lives. It could be added up to the possible cures to cancer. Thousands of people are already suffering from cancer. To make things worse, anyone young or old is vulnerable to cancer. This is because almost everything around us is a carcinogen. It is about time for scientists to find a cure for cancer before it grows worse and becomes a problem that’s near impossible to give solution to. But then again, cannabis as a cure seems dangerous. Cannabis is a narcotic and is addictive. Other than that, it fries the brain when abused. It causes headaches, nausea, hallucination, and many others. Abuse of cannabis also leads to lung diseases, especially if it is smoked. I actually don’t mind if cannabis becomes an official cure for cancer, but the possibility of abuse of it is alarming. If at present cannabis is illegal and still people continue to abuse it and is dying because of it, what more if it becomes legal for medicine? Even if it is legal only as prescription drug, who’s to say these people with prescription won’t abuse it?
Crack smokers would definitely rejoice at these findings. For them, it means cannabis is inching closer to be legal and to be more common. Some people would think it’s good because it can cure cancer, while others think it’s bad because cannabis is destructive. People who have lost their close friends and relatives to cannabis would go against its implementation. In addition to that, people who have withdrawn from addiction would find it risky as well, as they themselves have experienced the horrors of cannabis firsthand.
I’m not saying that what the article implies is that cannabis is good for people, but it kind of feels that way. It feels as if it is saying that cannabis is not so bad a drug after all, and that it could actually help humanity instead of destroys it. If we incorporate cannabis in the daily lives of cancer patients, maybe they could be cured. But the article did not warn of the negative side effects of smoking cannabis and instead, supports the idea of legalizing medical marijuana.
The article aims to inform the audience that cannabis can cure cancer. Maybe it seeks to tell its audience that cannabis is an illegal drug that also has positive effects. It isn’t entirely bad, but it isn’t entirely good either. It has side effects, but maybe if people won’t abuse it, it wouldn’t be so bad. Other than that, the cannabis cure aims to mitigate the side effects of chemo, while curing the cancer itself and not only preventing it from spreading or getting worse.
Medical News Today (2013, August 1). What Is Chemotherapy? What Are The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy? Retrieved August 19, 2013, from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158401.php
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