Medical marijuana can be used to treat:
- Depression, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress
A review published in Clinical Psychology Review investigated and indicated that marijuana can be used to treat the symptoms of mental illnesses. It works to calm their nerves during an episode.
NB: Beware that high doses may cause paranoia.
A study published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal indicated that cannabidiol can be used to slow and stop cancer cells by turning off a gene referred to as Id-1. On top of this, oral cannabinoids help fight off nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy sessions.
- Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Diseases Tremors
Marijuana can be used to deal with muscle spasms and tremors. Its use can help stop the negative neurological effects and muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
Smoking marijuana also remarkably reduces pains and tremors for Parkinson’s diseases patients while improving their motor skills.
Tetrahydrocannabinol controls epileptic seizures by blinding brain cells responsible for controlling and regulating excitability and relaxation.
- Post Stroke Brain Damage
Research carried out shows that cannabis can be used to protect the brain from any damage caused by a stroke. It does so by reducing the size of the affected area.
Therefore, the notion that weed is a destructive drug or can only be used for recreational purposes is incorrect. In the same breath, it is important to reiterate that its medical benefits have only be seen to work in controlled doses.