More than twenty states have legalized marijuana in some way, either for distribution or for use, medical or recreational. Furthermore, experts are slowly changing their opinion when it comes to the benefits of the drug. More and more people agree with them, and believe that legalization would allow pharmaceutical companies to further investigate how marijuana affects the body. So far there are only 6% of studies concerned with marijuana’s medicinal properties.
It shouldn’t be ignored that smoking marijuana also has negative effects, and smoking too much might be harmful and lead to dependency and affect memory and emotions.
However, experts believe that two active chemicals in marijuana can be used for medical purposes; cannabidiol (CBD) – supposedly having an impact on the brain without a high, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – for pain relief.
CBD Öl is perhaps the biggest ingredient that enhances its medicinal feel to a high level without sacrificing on the quality aspects because it has very little impact on the brain and takes care of various matters that we shall se below.
This is an eye disease which increases pressure to the eyeball, ultimately damaging the optic nerve and affecting vision, causing blindness. According to some studies, smoking marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye, and in the long run it may prevent the progression of the disease.
Reversing the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improving lung health
There is a study that tested the lung function of over 5000 adults over the course of 20 years which showed that there was no loss to the lung function over time, some even have increased lung capacity, as opposed to tobacco smokers, who lost lung function during that time.
It can help control epileptic seizures
A study has shown that marijuana affects epilepsy. Rats with seizures were given marijuana extract and the seizures disappeared for about 10 hours. It also affects other seizure disorders, such as Dravet’s Syndrome.
Research has shown that this chemical affects cancer since the cancer cells make more copies of this gene, and not the cancerous Id-1 gene, and thus spreads it through the body.
The drug eases the pain of multiple sclerosis and other types of muscle spasms
Some studies show that smoking marijuana eases the pain of multiple sclerosis. THC binds with receptors in the nerves and muscles relieving pain and controlling the spasms.
Other diseases such as diaphragm spasms are also affected, sometimes working better than other prescribed, stronger medications. By relaxing the muscles of the diaphragm, marijuana helps ease the discomfort.
Reduces some of the awful pain and nausea from chemo, and stimulates appetite
Chemotherapy is one of the best known uses of marijuana in medicine. Cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy suffer from nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite, which leads to other health issues. Most side effects are reduced by taking marijuana, which also helps with the pain, nausea and appetite.
Worldwide studies have shown that there are many other benefits of marijuana: it can help people trying to cut back on drinking, eliminate nightmares, protect the brain from concussions and trauma, help veterans suffering from PTSD, helps with Crohn’s disease, spurs creativity in the brain, improves the symptoms of Lupus, helps treating inflammatory bowel diseases, may decrease anxiety, and so much more.
However, there is a negative side, since people who use it recreationally can become psychologically dependent on marijuana, but taking it with caution or under supervision should provide many health benefits.