Medicinal Indoor Plants
One of the most controversial medicinal indoor plants is marijuana. Those suffering from such illnesses as cancer, AIDS, migraines, chronic pain, glaucoma and anorexia are sometimes legally allowed to use marijuana to ease the pain, eliminate the nausea, and increase the appetite. Yet, there are continued arguments in the medical and legal fields over whether the use of this plant should be allowed.
Not only that, but the ongoing question of the number of plants that a person is permitted to grow, with their health care providerís prescription, is always under both scrutiny and review. To make it even more complicated, different states have different laws concerning this plant and its uses.
One of the issues at the crux of the controversy is the number of these medicinal indoor plants that a person should be allowed to grow. The fear is that these ill people will grow the maximum allowed and use it to sell instead of for their own use. The problem with this thinking is that just like medications different people require different amounts depending on the severity of their conditions and on their physical size and shape. For example, a cancer patient fighting the intense nausea may need an ounce weekly to counter the effects of their illness; whereas a patient who uses it to diminish the pressure of the eyeball that is caused by glaucoma may require only a gram a week.
Behind all of these needs is the drug enforcement agency saying that growing these medicinal indoor plants is still growing an illegal substance and it should not be allowed. They continue by saying that the number of plants should be limited even more and that anything more than a few cannot possibly be used for medical use.
This issue is constantly in the courts, in the press and in the doctorís office as those who desperately need to be allowed to grow these medicinal indoor plants is challenged time and again. The benefits of cannabis cannot be denied. Take the reported case of a quadriplegic who suffers from spasticity. Anti-spastic drugs helped a little but affected his mood more than his spasticity. By using marijuana he is able to use the wheelchair as it loosens his limbs enough to allow him to regain some control. Lawgivers must reconsider their attitudes against the benefits of these medicinal indoor plants.