Medical cannabis refers to the entire, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts which are used to treat symptoms of diseases and other illnesses. Marijuana has been known to improve lung health, combat glaucoma, ease pains of sclerosis, deal with inflammatory bowels, slow Alzheimer’s disease, reduce the side effects of Hepatitis C, improve metabolism, reduce seizures, and even stop the spread of cancer.
These are other benefits of marijuana when used for medicinal purposes:
Marijuana aids veterans to overcome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it has already been allowed to treat the disorder in some states. In fact, in New Mexico, PTSD is the top reason why some people are licensed to use medical cannabis. The Department of Health and Human Services also proposed that studies regarding the potential of the drug should be carried out to treat veterans with PTSD.
Marijuana eases PTSD because it contains THC that helps regulate the system which causes anxiety and fear in the brain and body.
Keeps the brain protected after a stroke
According to a research by the University of Nottingham, cannabis can help safeguard the brain from damage caused by stroke, by decreasing the area affected by stroke. Although the experiment was conducted with mice, rats, and monkeys as subjects, it still opens new doors for humans.
Other studies also show that marijuana can help protect the brain from concussions and other side effects brought by traumatic events.
Reduces pain and nausea from chemotherapy
Medical marijuana is also used to decrease the terrible aches by chemotherapy. It then helps patients to overcome the process which includes vomiting and loss of appetite as well.
With marijuana, cancer patients can undergo a more comfortable chemotherapy since the wonder drug relieves the pain, lessens nausea, and stimulates appetite.