For centuries the controversial cannabis plant has been praised for it’s “magical” soothing and healing qualities. With more states legalizing medical cannabis each year, the substance is being used to help in the treatment of five common ailments. As more and more research is done, they are finding positive effects of cannabis for seizures, traumatic brain injuries, staving off memory problems for Alzheimer’s patients and even bi-polar disorder.
A safe and legal experience is available to the individuals with the solving of brain and other injuries. There are no side-effects available on the health of the people. The choosing of the medical cannabis provide the best results to the individuals. There are no mental problem provided to the people.
5 Common Uses of Medical Cannabis include:
- Insomnia – due to the effects of relaxation and pain reduction, medicinal cannabis has been used to relieve anxiety and certain sleep disorders such as insomnia.
- Pain – studies show cannabis provides an analgesic quality to those suffering from chronic pain and is especially effective against neuropathic pain involving nerve damage.
- Muscle Tension – In a 2004 study by the American Cancer Society, people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who used cannabis – in a liquid extract form containing THC and cannabidiol – experienced a decrease in muscle spasms and shaking [source: American Cancer Society].
- Loss of Appetite – medical marijuana is sometimes prescribed to induce appetite for people who are having trouble eating, including patients suffering from AIDS, undergoing chemotherapy or cancer.
- Nausea and Vomiting – cannabis has been shown helping reduce chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.
The list continues to grow at a fast rate. As more studies and research uncovers the multitude of uses, the more doctors, patients and mainstream wellness practices accept medical cannabis as a viable treatment for a wide variety of ailments, including autism and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).
A recent survey conducted in Feb/March 2014 by WebMD/Medscape, found the legalization of medical marijuana has more support among U.S. doctors than among consumers.
- Of more than 1,500 doctors and nearly 3,000 consumers – 69 percent of doctors said medical marijuana could help with certain conditions and treatments. Only 52 percent of consumers shared the same belief.
- Sixty-seven percent of the doctors believed medical marijuana should be a treatment option for patients.
- Support for medical marijuana was highest among cancer and blood disorder specialists.
- Among consumers, 50 percent feel medical marijuana should be legalized nationwide.
- Forty-five percent feel the benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the risks.
- Currently, more than 10 states are considering bills to legalize medical marijuana… with Maryland becoming the 18th state to decriminalize and the 21st full-fledged medical marijuana state.
As we are beginning to learn, today’s medical cannabis is not the typical “weed” from the 60’s and 70’s. Researchers and scientists alike are delving further into the possible life altering possibilities of the chemicals called cannabinoids while minimizing or eliminating the harmful side effects (including the “high”).