Does it have medical value? Marijuana
Marijuana • Marijuana is a hemp plant that grows in tropical and temperate climates. • 2 types of marijuana. Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Cannabis sativa Cannabis indica
Plants and Medicine • Throughout history, plants have been used for many things, especially as medicine. • Plants are still used today in modern medicine. • 4 out of 5 prescription medicines contain ingredients derived from tropical plants.
How Marijuana Works • Marijuana contains 2 types of chemicals which are of medical value. • THC and Cannabinoids. THC Molecule
How Marijuana Works • THC and Cannabinoids are utilized by receptors in the brain. • There are 2 types of cannabinoid receptors • CB1-most abundant in the brain • CB2-found sparcely throughout the immune system
Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs(Jan. 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005)
Disclaimer • This presentation’s purpose is solely to inform of the medical value of marijuana and to promote the development of useful drugs in the field of medicine. It does not promote the use of smoked marijuana as medicine, nor does it promote the recreational use of smoked marijuana as it is extremely harmful to your health. Thank you.