According to many medical cannabis doctors, marijuana has a lot of health benefits. Besides the many medicinal uses of marijuana that have been discovered, there are still many benefits that are yet to be discovered. cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are some of the psychoactive compounds found in Cannabis. These two substances can be extracted from Cannabis and used for various medical purposes. The following are the health benefits of Marijuana, otherwise known as Cannabis:
Regulate And Prevent Diabetes
According to the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC), Marijuana has been linked to having an effect that helps stabilize blood sugars, improve blood circulation, and lower blood pressure. It owes this to its ability to regulate insulin production in the body.
Useful In Treating Glaucoma
Marijuana is useful in the treatment and prevention of glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease that increases pressure in the eyeball. This disease can lead to a damaged optic nerve and loss of vision. Marijuana can help in this case. It will help to suppress the pressure inside the eyeball. The National Eye Institute reported that a 1970s study indicated that Marijuana, when smoked, can lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with glaucoma and people with abnormal blood pressure. As a result of this property, Marijuana can help slow the progression of glaucoma, hence, helping to prevent blindness.
CBD, one of the chemical compounds found in marijuana, has been reported as having an anti-cancer property. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, can stop the spread of cancer by turning off a gene called ID-1. It is common for cancer cells to make more copies of this gene than their non-cancerous counterparts. This gene helps the cancerous cells spread quickly through the body. Marijuana will inhibit this gene’s growth, hence, preventing cancerous cells from spreading through the body.
It Eases The Pain Of Multiple Sclerosis
According to a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Marijuana may be useful in easing painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The study was conducted on 30 multiple sclerosis patients who have painful contractions in their muscles. They were subjected to other treatments, but they didn’t respond to any of it. They were then subjected to smoking Marijuana for a few days, and the result indicated that they felt lesser pain. The principle behind the effect of Marijuana on pain of multiple sclerosis is that the tetrahydrocannabinol in Marijuana binds to receptors in the nerves and muscles and causes pain relief. Further research also revealed that the compound helps in controlling muscle spasms.
Of course, these are just some of the many symptoms and conditions cannabis treats. In addition to the aforementioned, Missouri has approved the following conditions:
- Chronic Pain
- Severe muscle spasms
- Parkinson’s disease
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Terminal Illness
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Sickle cell anemia
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia/Wasting syndrome.
- A chronic medical condition that is normally treated with a prescription medication that could lead to physical or psychological dependence, when a physician determines that medical use of marijuana could be effective in treating that condition and would serve as a safer alternative to the prescription medication
If you currently are or previously suffered from any symptom on this list, you 100% qualify for a Missouri medical marijuana recommendation and card!
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