Drug companies have been creating Tetrahydrocannbinol synthetic compounds to be used in treating several illnesses such as eating disorder, anxiety disorders, and effects of chemotherapy. Tetrahydrocannabinol is a compound that is found in marijuana, a plant that is commonly illegal in many countries worldwide due to its negative effects it brings to the body. Small amount of the cannabis plant can actually relieve pain and other illnesses; however, people often use the plant as a recreational drug. In large doses, marijuana can cause high, fearlessness, altered perception, and fatigue. To avoid such events, laboratories are now creating synthetic versions of the compound to retain its therapeutic effects while avoiding the negative effects. Unfortunately, some patients are arguing that the effects are not as good as the original plant derivative and some organizations and groups of minorities are requesting for the government to legalize the use of marijuana.
Marinol is a prescription drug that contains Tetrahydrocannabinol which is popular treatment for eating disorders and relieves the side effects of chemotherapy. Aside from relieving symptoms of certain diseases, studies have found out that the drug has a potential in reducing the symptoms associated with Tourette syndrome. Tetrahydrocannabinol boosts appetite and reduces nausea. Cancer patients who are undergoing chemo therapy treatment are using THC to help them relieve from the negative side effects the treatment is causing. Pain and other discomforts can be greatly reduced.
There has been a lot of campaign going on against the negative effects of marijuana which in turn has created a negative impact on the use of THC. Some patients now have doubts on taking the drug because of what they have been hearing. People who advocate for the use of the real marijuana plant-derivative drug instead of the synthetic one argued that according to some researches, marijuana is not classified as highly addictive drug. Some would say that proper medical attention and follow up from the physician, marijuana can be used in its full potential while benefiting the health industry.