Medical Marijuana: Is This Today’s Medicine Wonder?
Marijuana was first discovered and intended to be a psychoactive drug as well as a medicine. The plant Cannabis (popularly known as Marijuana) contains the substance tetrahydrocannabinol which is responsible for its euphoric or heightened mood effects. However, the said drug has been abused and was considered as a restricted substance. As a result, sale, use or possession of the said substance is considered illegal in various states.
These days, it seems like marijuana is starting to have a big comeback. These days, the medicinal benefits of marijuana has become a great tool for a lot of medical professionals. Cannabis is known to alleviate pain in various chronic diseases. It can even help in improving the condition of people who have life-threatening diseases.
Here are some benefits of medical marijuana:
Chronic back or neck pain
It can be hard for a person with chronic back and neck pain to move around normally. Medical marijuana is a good option for this since it does not pose any addicting risks that the preferred medications (opioid and anti inflammatories) for this condition.
With the help of cannabis, pain regulation, appetite stimulation, muscle relaxation is possible. Because of these simple reasons and effects, gastritis can be easily alleviated by smoking medical marijuana.
HIV/ AIDS symptoms
Medications usually prescribed for this type of condition can lead to pain and appetite loss. With the help of cannabis, any HIV/AIDS patient can regain their appetite, maintain a great body and improve their overall outlook in life.
Prior to having their monthly period, women experience abdominal pain and cramping along with irritability. All these symptoms are easily combatted by medical marijuana.
With all these new discoveries and uses of marijuana in the medical field, the question still remains– is this today’s medicine wonder?