Marinol vs. Marijuana – What You Need to Know
Marinol is a government and FDA approved prescription medication whose active ingredient is dronabinol, a synthetic form of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the naturally occurring psychoactive constituents in cannabis. Marinol was first approved in capsule form in May of 1985 by the FDA to treat nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy for cancer patients. Approval was then extended to those diagnosed with AIDS to help with anorexia and weight loss.
Despite Marinol being a legal and FDA approved cannabinoid-based drug, it has several major drawbacks. Besides being expensive, making it unaffordable for some of those that need it most, many patients find that it provides only limited relief while causing unwanted side effects in comparison to marijuana itself. The advantages of marijuana versus Marinol are many…read the full article to learn more!