10 Medical Uses for Marijuana
1. May kill Cancer Cells
The active ingredient in marijuana, called Cannabinoid may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death and blocking cell growth. Many laboratory studies have been conducted on animals and humans.
2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
For a Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder patient who continues to need some of the traditional medications, some of the negative side-effects such as nausea can be relieved by adding medical marijuana to the medication regime. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the major components of medical marijuana. Clinical studies have shown that CBD contains chemical properties that have been shown not only to reduce anxiety by also to alleviate nausea.
3. Good for Seizures
Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and has "antispasmodic" qualities that have been very effective for treating seizures. Many patients have reported that marijuana combined with a small amount of prescription medicine keeps their seizures under control.
Those with migraines, usually suffer from nausea and vomiting and cannabis works well with those ailments. Cannabis can be used as a great pain management tool for those with severe migraines.
Patients that experience symptoms of Glaucoma may greatly benefit from the use of marijuana. Those who experience pain, nausea, and vomiting may see the best results when using marijuana.
6. Multiple Sclerosis
Cannabis works to ease the effects of Multiple Sclerosis in a variety of ways. One of the ways is it works to stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that come from the autoimmune disease.
7. ADD and ADHD
?Those who suffer from Attention Deficit Syndrome can see major improvements in their overall behavior with medical marijuana. Several strains may work to calm and relax you and allow for you to have peaceful sleep at night.
8. IBS and Crohn's
This chronic condition causes severe abdominal pain, constipation, bloating, and a few other symptoms. Marijuana may play a positive role in the reduction of diarrhea and abdominal pain.
This disease occurs when amyloid plagues accumulate in the brain. THC is known to create blockages that keep the amyloid plaque at bay.
10. Premenstrual Syndrome
Those who suffer from monthly cramps can now gain some relief with marijuana. The use of marijuana can assist in relieving lower abdominal pain.