Why Health Ministry should conduct Trials for treatment with medical marijuana in Kenya

Evidence shows that marijuana can reduce nausea and provide pain relief

0
57

It’s quite tempting sometimes to dismiss Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s utterances as eccentric or playing to the crowd. Yet he had a point on Thursday when he suggested legalising medical bhang at the funeral service for Kibra MP Ken Okoth.

Okoth tabled the Marijuana  Control Bill in 2018 to decriminalise marijuana. Sonko suggested that now was the time to continue Okoth’s work and legalise medical marijuana to treat cancer and protect the health of the masses.

We should be clear here. Marijuana will not protect against cancer or cure cancer. However, it can provide pain relief and reduce nausea.

The authoritative Mayo Clinic website states that evidence has shown that marijuana can effectively treat chemotherapy-induced nausea. It can also help with spasticity related to multiple sclerosis and reduce the intensity of neuropathic pain.

ALSO READ:  BREAKING:Governor Sonko finally Arrested

 

PAY ATTENTION: Do you have a life-changing story you would like us to publish on this popular website? Share it with us (SUBMIT YOUR STORY)

But the Mayo Clinic still cautions that “marijuana use can cause cognitive impairment” and can exacerbate mental conditions. In other words, bhang does mess up your head, even if it can help with medical treatment.

Okoth wanted to decriminalise marijuana completely. Probably bhang is no worse than alcohol (which is addictive and also interferes with thought processes). Let’s leave that argument for another day.

ALSO READ:  Xenophobia …TB Joshua Sheds Tears In Church, Calls For African Unity (VIDEO)

But the Ministry of Health should seriously consider trials for medical marijuana in Kenya, particularly to reduce nausea in chemotherapy.

Quote of the dayIf charity begins at home, empire begins in other men’s homes.” 

Roger Casement
The Irish revolutionary was executed on 3 August, 1916

-The Star

Video Of The Day:PLO LUMUMBA:”All The African Minister is A Demigod! Ooh Africa!

-Life is full of opportunities to show someone we love them.One such opportunity is the funeral or memorial service. With the changing times, the traditional newspaper obituaries are slowly being replaced by modern tools of communication. Inloving memoriam provides such a platform where you easily connect with loved ones through modern tools of communication. Tell your loved one’s story, publish it online in minutes, and easily share it with friends and family. SUBMIT OBITUARY
You Can also Get a Stunning Website here

ALSO READ:  "Ruto's Presidency Depends on Raila," Mike Sonko explains

Loading...
(Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)