The only cannabinoid evaluated in controlled clinical studies is THC, or dronabinol. Short-term (six-week) and long term (one-year) therapy with dronabinol was associated with an increase in appetite and stable weight, and in previous short-term (five-week) clinical trial in five patients, dronabinol was shown to increase body fat by 1%.
Legalizing marijuana will benefit all the patients that use cannabis as a major component in their medicine and its natural. Where as, other medicines usually have harsh side effects. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in Canada. Statistics Canada reports that marijuana related crimes have been decreasing but yet it is still the most commonly used illegal drug and has the most common drug offence. By legalizing marijuana, marijuana related crimes would significantly decrease, for the government would be in charge of all sales of marijuana. Therefore, it can be legally purchased at a store and it is much safer to purchase from a store than from a sketchy dealer. According to Shoichet (2013) former Mexican President Vicente Fox approves legalization of marijuana, for he states, by legalizing marijuana it reduces drug trafficking organizations revenues and related violence. Those who use marijuana usually feel lethargic, for marijuana is known as a hallucinogen. Marijuana users are less likely to commit a crime compared to an alcohol user. According to Miczek, DeBold, Haney, Tidey, Vivan, and Weerts, (1994) marijuana users usually repress aggressive behaviors and are believed not to be a significant contributor to a wrongdoing. Legalizing marijuana will easily decrease overall crime, for marijuana related crimes are the most drug related crimes. The economy will see a drastic increase if marijuana were to be legalized. If the government were to