For some people, pot is a potent medicine for many people with certain health conditions. Take Colorado resident Zach Branson, for example. He was diagnosed with biliary artesia when he was born. This means that the tubes carrying bile from his gall bladder to his liver were blocked, and this condition is fatal in infants. Doctors performed an operation that saved him and allowed him to live a normal life, but it hasn’t been without complications. Zach has a loss of appetite and low energy as a result of his condition. Medicinal marijuana, for him, provides complete symptomatic relief, and it does it without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.