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Medicinal Marijuana

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MEDICINAL MARIJUANA

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Medicinal Marijuana

  1. 1. MEDICINAL MARIJUANA<br />Presented by<br />Vishnu V.B.<br />Nayas A. Khalam<br />DCSMAT 09<br />
  2. 2. Marijuana<br />Marijuana is a green, brown or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant.<br />All forms of marijuana are mind-altering<br />Marijuana’s effects on the user depend on it’s strength or potency, which is related to the amount of THC it contains<br />Cannabis sativa<br />
  3. 3. History<br />Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times<br />The first direct reference to a cannabis product as a psychoactive agent dates from 2737 BC<br />In 1545 the Spanish brought marijuana to the New World<br />Medicinally used in labour pains, nausea and rheumatism<br />
  4. 4. Medicinal Uses<br />Alzheimer's disease<br />Neuron growth<br />Lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease<br />Breast cancer<br />HIV/AIDS<br />Brain cancer<br />
  5. 5. Marijuana in India<br />Used during observance of certain rituals<br />Government-owned shops in holy cities like Varanasi sell marijuana in the form of bhang<br />Despite the high prevalent usage, the law makes it illegal to possess any form of the drug<br />
  6. 6. Criticism<br />Smoking as a method of consumption<br />Weed being more potent than it used to be<br />Effects on short term memory<br />A joint contains 4 times more tar than a cigarette<br />Withdrawal symptoms <br />irritability, stomach pain, aggression, and anxiety<br />
  7. 7. Cannabis joints are potentially the most harmful method of consumption. Burning temperature can reach up to 700⁰C.<br />distorted perceptions<br />impaired coordination<br />difficulty in thinking and problem solving<br />problems with learning and memory<br />Addictive Potential<br />Marijuana and Mental Health<br />
  8. 8. Effects on the Heart<br />Marijuana increases heart rate by 50% shortly after smoking<br />Effects on the Lungs<br />marijuana smoke contains carcinogens which are irritant to the lungs <br />
  9. 9. De-addiction<br />Behavioural therapy and motivational incentives have shown efficacy in treating marijuana dependence. <br /><ul><li>Medications to ease withdrawal, block the intoxicating effects of marijuana and prevent relapse.</li></li></ul><li>Law<br />Production, manufacture, possession, sale, purchase, transport, import inter-state, export inter-state or use of drugs<br />up to 6 months or fine up to Rs. 10,000 or both<br />up to 10 years +fine up to Rs. 1 Lakh<br />Commercial quantity - R.I. 10 to 20 years + fine Rs. 1 to 2 Lakhs<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion<br /> Marijuana has great potential in medicine, with the extraction of THC from the rest of the compounds.<br /> Major obstacle is its availability in required quantity for research and the abuse potential makes matters worse.<br />
  11. 11. THANK YOU<br />
  12. 12. Reference<br />www.drugabuse.gov/DrugPages/marijuana.html <br />www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/marijuana.html<br />www.antidrugs.gov.il/download/files/indian_drug-laws<br />www.cannabisculture.com/v2/articles/4220 <br />

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