The use of cannabis as medicine started thousands of years ago in Ancient China, but the plant is gaining more attention as its many benefits make it a great natural alternative to traditional medicine. As medical cannabis becomes legal in more states, let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of consuming medicinal marijuana. Some pros include the various health benefits in treating PTSD as well as helping mitigate certain side effects of cancer treatment. But medical cannabis does have its cons. We need more testing, which is difficult considering the amount of regulations on the plant. With all these pros and cons it’s up to you to educate yourself, ask a professional, and make the right decisions and see if medical marijuana is the right choice for you.