My Buddy asked me if using cannabis is Haraam for medical use. He has cancer , I feel it is not bad at all. and he's acctully getting better its helping alot. people have proven that its heals and cures only goodness. But i know some Imams say its completly forbidden.. I mean what is better taking pills for a health problem and they will be addictive and cause organ harm along with many body harm and so many side effects. and cannabis will help with out side effects only happy hungary sleepy.. But this is my question is it haraam for medical use?
Asalaam o alaikum, Marijuana is unlawful in Islam due to its mind-altering effects, the foremost of which is its distracting one from the remembrance of Allah and the prayer. Like alcohol, it weakens one’s senses and one’s ability to think, and it is also addicitve.
As for medical use of marijuana, this would return to the criteria of using an unlawful substance for medical treatment (tadawi bil-haram), which is permissible under the following conditions:
(a) A qualified physician that is a pious Muslim informs the patient that the medicine can effectively treat the illness, based on high likelihood or near certainty. If no such Muslim is in one’s locality, then a qualified physician that appreciates the importance of the Sacred Law for Muslims is sufficient.
(b) No alternative medicine that is lawful is available or sufficiently effective;
(c) It is used only in accordance with the need, and no more. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]
It is worth mentioning that one may want to consider some form of alternative medicine, such as Tibb-e-Nabawi ~Prophetic medicine.
O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.
Al-Maeda, Chapter 5, Verse 90