The Most Common Uses for Medical Marijuana

Over the years, the list of approved reasons for getting medical advice for using marijuana has grown by leaps and bounds. Some of them sound unlikely, like asthma, but researchers have done their homework again. There’s nothing on the list that doesn’t belong there. Many of the diagnoses used by patients and doctors are legitimate, and the people who use marijuana have found a lot of relief from using marijuana.

Heal your body.

Cannabis is used to treat the side effects and symptoms of terrifying conditions. For nearly three decades, medical marijuana has been used to treat weight loss due to lack of appetite in AIDS patients. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two drugs, dronabinol, and nabilone, that contain THC.

Likewise, cancer patients have been given access to help relieve nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. This is very important because these side effects cause patients more pain and suffering. Scientists recently reported that THC and other cannabinoids slow growth and, in some cases, cause death in certain types of cancer cells.

It also helps reduce the chronic pain and muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.

Calm your mind.

Marijuana helps more than the body; it also helps relieve the mind. Scientists have grown specialized marijuana plants and created CBD oil to treat seizure disorders, including childhood epilepsy. This debilitating condition causes sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbances. The drug is being tested in clinical trials but. Still, it has the FDA has not yet approved recommend the use of marijuana for people who have insomnia because it is not as addictive as other drugs such as Xanax. Those who suffer from addiction can also find results from using cannabis. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, smokers who used a CBD inhaler saw a nearly 40 percent drop in their nicotine intake.

Patients suffering from anxiety often find relief from taking sativas. Sedative marijuana has been shown to reduce stress and psychosis. This goes a long way in providing a stable mental environment for schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder.

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, and since then 27 other states have passed laws permitting its use. Unfortunately, our country’s newest government stands in stark contrast to the previous one, and this would make further testing and deregulation at the federal level less likely.

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