Since the beginning of the 21st century, medical marijuana has been used to address several conditions. This has been accepted as an important remedy for many diseases. Some jurisdictions also approved medicinal marijuana to be used with a doctor’s prescription.
More than 200 specific conditions or uses can be improved with medical marijuana. Some of them include:
A Harvard-led study of 28 cannabis trials conducted in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that medical marijuana treatment can ease pain issues. All six comprehensive trials of chronic pain showed major relief by medical marijuana.
The body is producing its own cannabis-like chemicals that influence various mechanisms, such as depression and pain.
It’s believed that because of these innate cannabinoid receptors we all have inside our bodies, cannabis functions well to relieve persistent pain.
Medical cannabis can relieve much of the effects of multiple sclerosis. It has been medically demonstrated that the cannabinoid receptors relieve certain symptoms.
Cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory actions have something to do with their capacity to become an immunosuppressant.
It may have a stabilizing impact on the voltage-gated channels that cause inflammatory reaction frequency.
Since there are many forms of cancer, many patients find that medical marijuana relieves some symptoms of treatment. Medical marijuana is ideal for treating the effects of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It can also relieve anxiety and can better prevent epilepsy.
The National Cancer Institute reports that medical marijuana can also: inhibit the development of cells, fight viruses, and alleviate muscle spasms. It can also cause sleepiness, so that the body may attempt to heal itself.
The Final Word
Medical marijuana has proven to be an effective treatment for many conditions, but more research needs to be conducted to see if it can be useful for more conditions. It can also ease migraines, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s symptoms, Parkinson’s, and Crohn’s disease.
A survey in Israel of 2,700 older patients offered top scores to cannabis in managing discomfort and increasing quality of life. Schedule a time to discuss with your doctor, or come to The Crane Center to discuss your needs and if Medical Marijuana is right for you.