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Are We Treating Symptoms or Root Causes?


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My inquiry and concerns are: Are we treating symptoms or root causes? The majority of research repeatedly focused on treating the symptoms which isn't any different than traditional pharma, except for the extreme possibilities of side-effect and sudden death. Congress will pass the Marijuana Banking Bill turning the industry into another Cash cow for tax generation. When More Money is required for further Cures and Marijuana Research. Vehicle Fatalities due driving under the influence is a extreme issue today. The smell is flowing from passing vehicles everyday all day.

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Hello Horace!

Your concerns touch on a complex and multifaceted issue in the realm of healthcare and drug policy. It's essential to distinguish between treating symptoms and addressing root causes in medical practice.

Treating Symptoms vs. Root Causes: Medical treatments often start with symptom management to alleviate immediate suffering. However, the goal should ideally be to identify and address the root causes of health issues. In many cases, treating symptoms is a necessary step toward understanding and addressing underlying conditions.

Marijuana Legalization and Research: The legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use has indeed generated substantial tax revenue in some regions. While this revenue can potentially support healthcare initiatives, it's crucial to allocate sufficient resources for scientific research into marijuana's medical benefits and potential risks. This research can lead to better-informed medical decisions.

Driving Under the Influence: Driving under the influence of any impairing substance, including marijuana, is a significant public safety concern. It's essential to have strict regulations, enforcement, and public education campaigns in place to address this issue.

Cannabis Odor: The odor issue is a concern that may arise with marijuana legalization. Proper ventilation and odor control measures should be considered to minimize any impact on neighboring communities.

In conclusion, balancing symptom management with root cause identification, conducting robust research, and addressing public safety concerns are critical aspects of healthcare and drug policy. It's essential for policymakers to weigh the benefits and risks of any approach carefully and engage in ongoing evaluation to ensure the best possible outcomes for public health.

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