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Health Benefits of Marijuana

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
health benefits of marijuana

Regardless what’s your view on using marijuana for recreational purpose, its medical benefits cannot be denied. So it should have a “fair trial” and not be discarded as a medicine, implying controlled, THC-free usage, which should be distinguished from the illegal drug abuse.

Use of cannabis is noted as far back as 2737 BC in China. Mostly for medical purposes, as a cure for rheumatism, gout, malaria, and, ironically, absent-mindedness. California was the first state in the modern US to legalize usage of marijuana for medical purposes in 1996. Soon after, 23 more countries followed. The positive effect of this plant cannot be overlooked. It has been proving itself as a really efficient cure or relief for some of the most serious illnesses.

So here is just a few most notable example of the positive impact controlled the use of marijuana can have on your health.

It Prevents Cancer from Spreading

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the ingredient which has the highest presence in marijuana besides THC.  It does not get you “high”. It is actually which has been proved to have many health benefits. One of the most important ones being the ability to prevent cancer cells from further spreading. This was proved in a study from 2007 conducted by the California Pacific Medical Center.

What’s more, marijuana has been established to significantly slow down the growth of the tumor in brain, breast, and lungs. Here is the finding of the American Association for Cancer Research. You have to admit this is a big deal and a reason to give medical marijuana a chance.

Don’t Forget –a Joint a Day Keeps Mr. Alzheimer Away

THC, is the best-known member of the cannabis ingredient family. It has been proved to be an excellent prevention of the Alzheimer’s disease. In 2006, researchers from the Scripps Research Institute established that THC slows down forming of  amyloid plaques. Amyloid plaques kill the brain cells and potentially lead to Alzheimer’s. THC blocks the enzyme in the brain which produces them. This prevents or slows down the advance of the disease.

Don’t Turn a Blind Eye – Marijuana Can Help You Cure Glaucoma

Marijuana has been proved to reduce the eye pressure, which is normally increased by glaucoma. This eventually causes a loss of vision and other optic nerve injuries before that. Research from the 1970s have confirmed this beneficial effect of the cannabis. This has been confirmed by the National Eye Institute. So, in short, marijuana can help you preserve your eyesight. Here’s some more information about marijuana and glaucoma https://www.peoplesorangecounty.com/single-post/glaucoma-medical-marijuana-clinics-orange-county.

A Joint for Joint Problems and Arthritis Pain Relieving

Rheumatoid arthritis, usually causing quite some pain and discomfort, is proved to be relieved by cannabis. In 2011 it has been established that marijuana reduces inflammation and pain, and facilitates sleep. A cannabinoid-based pain-relieving medicine, Sativax has been given to rheumatoid arthritis patients in several hospitals and proved to have a positive effect, significantly reducing the pain after two weeks of usage.

It Can Control Epileptic Seizures

In 2003 a study proved that marijuana controls epileptic seizures by binding the brain cells which control excitability and regulate relaxation. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The agent in this process is THC. This has been proved at the Virginia Commonwealth University through experiments on epileptic rats, in which THC stopped the seizures in approximately 10 hours.

This is just a small part of the marijuana health benefits list, which includes multiple sclerosis pain relief, tremor soothing in Parkinson’s disease, helping with Crohn’s disease, and many more. And we’re talking about serious medical and scientific researches results, not some dope gibberish, so think twice before you wave away marijuana as a potential cure for your health problems. If you are keen to try some of the health benefits of marijuana, ask your doctor about it and find a registered and reliable dispensary.

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