What you Don’t Know about Marijuana may Surprise you!

Did you know that marijuana is a flowering plant which is not only a recreational but also a medical drug? Marijuana has important medical uses and at the same time negative effects on the user. Fortunately, enough doctors have found out that when marijuana is used in moderate doses, it can offer a long list of medical benefits.

Currently, marijuana is mostly recommended as an adjust medicine. Also, there is substantial consensus among medical experts that marijuana or even marijuana-based medicines possess therapeutic properties that have the potential to treat chronic illnesses.

If you are not familiar with health benefits of marijuana, read on to learn about the most prominent marijuana medical uses.

Controls epileptic seizures

Marijuana has an active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It controls seizures by efficiently binding to the brain cells that are responsible for excitation and relaxation operations in the human body.

Decreases the symptoms of Dravet Syndrome

THC plays a significant role in lowering systems that result from advanced seizure disorders. However, marijuana have other active ingredients like cannabidiol (CBD) which helps impact the brain without creating a “high” effect. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) also helps in relieving pain.happy-ant

Improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS

Marijuana contributes to the reduction of conditions such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stress and depression, which are the primary symptoms of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Marijuana is therefore used to minimize the effect of these symptoms on the patient.

Treats inflammatory bowel diseases

Marijuana plays a role in resolving some inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Chemicals that are present in marijuana such as tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol help in solving functional gut disorders. Cannabidiol in particular helps to prevent intestinal permeability.

Relieves arthritis discomfort

Marijuana has a chemical substance which not only helps to reduce pain but also induce sleep in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. By reducing pain marijuana contributes to relieving discomfort.

Protects the brain after a stroke

Marijuana is believed to help deal with the aftermath of a stroke. Although this property still needs more evidence, some medical experts reckon that marijuana decreases the size of the brain part affected by the stroke.

Combats chemotherapy side effects

Marijuana is known to help reduce nausea and anorexia which are the most common side effects of chemotherapy. THC present in marijuana plays a role in improving appetite. Cannabinoid also plays the same role as THC and at the same time prevents vomiting induced by anti-cancer drugs.

Ways in which medical marijuana is taken

  1. Smoking.
  2. Vaporization.

iii. Eating (cookie/candy).

  1. Liquid extracts.

What are the side effects that you may face after using marijuana?

  1. Short term loss of memory.
  2. Addiction.

iii. Dizziness.

Who should not use marijuana?

Medical officers do not prescribe marijuana to anyone. It may have negative health effects when used by some groups of people. The following should not use marijuana:

  1. Individuals with heart complications and diseases.
  2. Expectant women.

iii. Persons with psychosis history.

  1. Persons under 18 years of age.