Here are 9 great benefits of cannabis.
1. Cannabis fights pain
Many studies and testimonies from patients confirm the analgesic properties of cannabis. A report from the National Academy of Science and Technology Medicine provides strong evidence of the effectiveness of cannabinoids in chronic pain. It is based on one of the most comprehensive studies of cannabis.
Most people use medical cannabis to relieve pain. Patients with cancer, migraine and multiple sclerosis (MS) have a very positive experience.
2. Cannabis relieves nausea and stimulates appetite
HIV is not a death sentence. However, even the most effective antiretroviral therapies have a variety of unwanted side effects, such as nausea and a change in appetite.
Many studies and studies confirm that case reports have long said: Cannabis has been shown to be very effective in treating a variety of AIDS-related symptoms and side effects.
3. Cannabis can replace opiates
The United States is currently facing the biggest drug epidemic in history. Every day, nearly 100 people die from overdose of opioids, mainly morphine and fentanyl. There is no light at the end of the tunnel.
Medical cannabis provides the light of hope. It can reduce the need for opioid analgesics. For many addicts, cannabis also relieves withdrawal symptoms.
4. Cannabis fights dementia and slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Even very small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This most abundant cannabinoid has long been believed for its neuroprotective properties. Cannabidiol (CBD) also plays an important role in its treatment, and Alzheimer’s disease is associated with inflammation of the immune system.
Researcher Gary Wenk has caused controversy that he believes that taking “daily hits of marijuana” can best protect young adults from dementia. More and more people are discovering the benefits of microdosing.
5. Cannabis relieves inflammation
Naturopaths have been using marijuana to relieve inflammation for thousands of years. The British company GW Pharmaceutical has developed Sativex based on a variety of studies. This cannabis-based oral spray is effective against painful muscle spasms often caused by multiple sclerosis.
Patients with asthma also have the anti-inflammatory effect of cannabis. The improvement in bronchospasm and hyperinflation in this setting is well documented.
6. Cannabis fights sleep disorders and nightmares
We are all suffering from insomnia and counting sheep does not seem to be effective in falling asleep. Occasionally insomnia is normal, but chronicity can be very problematic. Hypnotics are popular and effective, but they are controversial due to their high addiction.
Dr. Psychiatrist and science author Michael Moskowitz prefer to prescribe plant-based alternatives to his patients. “I prefer patients to take high THC tinctures at night over Lunesta, Ambien and other hypnotics and sleeping pills. Cannabis is the best sleeping pill for my patients.”
7. Cannabis benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease in many ways
Parkinson’s disease occurs when nerve parts of the brain die. It is the most common neurodegenerative disease following Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s disease first affects motor skills and then causes psychological and psychological symptoms such as dementia and depression.
Cannabis can benefit many people with Parkinson’s disease. Many of them report improved physical and mental health and reduced tremor and stiffness.
8. Cannabis softens the attack
Anyone interested in the medicinal properties of cannabis knows the story of Charlotte Figi, a girl who controlled seizures with a CBD-rich cannabis strain.
The anticonvulsant effect of cannabis has long been known. The first scientific signs of this date are from 1947, but the exact mechanism of action remains the subject of research.
9. Cannabis lowers intraocular pressure
Glaucoma has a variety of eye diseases, the most serious of which can cause blindness. The risk factor is increased intraocular pressure.
A cannabis-based eye drop called a canal provides a cure. An unusually insidious type of glaucoma called narrow-angle glaucoma is associated with severe eye pain. The wide range of effects of cannabis as an analgesic, muscle relaxant, and mood enhancer improves the situation in many patients.