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Interesting Facts You Never Knew About MEDICINAL USE OF MARIJUANA

Medical marijuana is nowadays becoming a topic no one can avoid. Even those fanatics who opposed this kind of treatment. Now are reconsidering their thoughts. With all the controversies about the ethics of using the cannabis plant. People are not blind anymore in front of the fact being exposed by the scientists. Medical doctors have not judged anymore when prescribing marijuana as a medical remedy.

In the wide public opinion, the acceptance of the cannabis plant has gained increased acceptance in the US. From a survey done in 2016 (Gallup poll), Americans will vote pro-legalization of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes. This is a huge shift comparing to previous public opinion. This way, doors are open for continued research on the topic and public pressure on the legislation to make suitable laws in favor of more usage of the plant.


The best usage of Medical Marijuana


A study by the Institute of Medicine in the USA revealed the beneficial attributes of marijuana in certain medical conditions. Since the 90s', continuous studies have shown that smoked marijuana has pain-reducing effects. As a pain-releasing medicine, marijuana is used effectively for the chronic pain of millions of people in the United States. But this medication can lack effectiveness when used for more heavy pains like broken bones or post-surgical treatment.


From the patients' perspective, marijuana medicine makes them regain previous strengths without feeling side effects. Especially, its effectiveness can be found in problems with multiple sclerosis and nerve pains. In this medicine area where another option is hard to be found or highly sedative. THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) being the most important compounds of this plant.


Marijuana used for these treatmes

Similar to all other medicine, the benefits and side effects of marijuana should be treated with special care. In order to create a long-lasting remedy. In all this journey, the relationship between the patients and the physicians should be honest and open about using marijuana as part of the treatment. We will come up with a better solution if we will carefully evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of this medicine. Find below some diseases where medicinal marijuana is showing great impact.


  • Alzheimer's condition

  • Cancer

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Mental health conditions (brain pain)

  • Sclerosis of different kinds

  • Muscle spasms

  • Nausea

  • Seizures


The ability to reduce chronic pain is a primarly proof for the therapeutic effects of cannabis plant.


The science behind medical effect of marijuana

Chemical composition

Cannabinoids - are the main active chemicals in medical marijuana. These compounds are comparable to the chemicals human body makes. Cannabinoids are included in human body memory, movement, and pain.


FDA approved

Medical marijuana has been approved in several cases by FDA (Food and Drug Administration). In the last years, several parents informed that a special form of marijuana helped control seizures in their children. Therefore, FDA approved Epidiolex, deriving from CBD. This component is a therapy for people with certain seizures. In these scientific studies, patience had a great drop in seizures after they used medical marijuana.

The complex compound of Epidiolex was approved in 2018. Using the medicament to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. These two forms of epilepsy are Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Moreover, two man-made cannabinoid medicines have been approved by FDA too. These are named dronabinol Syndros and nabilone.


Conclusion


After you have read all this information and you decide to try medicinal marijuana. You have to keep in mind that in order to have prescribed marijuana from a licensed doctor. It has to be in states where this is legal, too.

Some states required you to have a medicinal marijuana ID card. In order to buy medicinal marijuana easily from the dispensary. To get this ID you should have a medical condition prescribed by a doctor.


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