Who would have imagined that someday marijuana will be extensively used for medicinal purposes or as an alternative form of treating the terminally or mentally ill patients. Substances such as marijuana and Opium have been around since time immemorial, dating back to 500 BC. Even as far back as ancient civilization, these substances were used for medicinal purposes. However over time science and technology was not as advanced and just about burgeoning so physicians made do with what was available to them. In modern days, with the burst of advanced technology and cutting edge breakthroughs in the field of medicine and science, one would not expect use treatments which were prolific in ancient times.
Nonetheless, mankind has come full circle. More and more doctors have now realized the benefits of treating patients with medicinal marijuana. Just like a coin which has two sides, so does medicinal marijuana. Some commonly known side effects and signs to watch out for those being treated with the help of medicinal marijuana are mainly giddiness or faintness, lethargy, stupor or extreme tiredness. Patients also experience thirst and have parched throats. Dramatic increase in appetite, sleeplessness, red eyes, breathlessness and short term memory loss are some other effects.