Marijuana Helps: The Top 5 Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Growing marijuana at home is becoming more common in places where it can be legally used. Cultivators invest in hydroponic systems, grow lights, and grow room odor control to make sure that they are cultivating high-quality weed, not only for recreational use, but also for medical benefits. Speaking of the latter, the rest of this post will briefly tackle some of the benefits of using medical marijuana.

Multiple Sclerosis

 

In the United States, the most popular medical use of marijuana is for pain control. To be even more specific, it is used in the alternative treatment of people who have multiple sclerosis. Various studies have dealt with how cannabis aids in the reduction of inflammation. In several studies, it has been noted that people with multiple sclerosis who used marijuana showed improved mood, less abdominal complaints, fewer muscle spasms, and better sleep.

Seizures

 

A lot of videos are available online showing how marijuana has been effective in calming down people who are suffering from a seizure. This is especially true in the case of an epileptic seizure. The Epilepsy Foundation notes that in the past there have been several anecdotal reports, clinical studies and laboratory studies that have been conducted to prove that cannabidiol in marijuana is effective for the treatment of seizures.

Cancer

 

As one of the leading causes of death all over the world, there has been an incessant quest for the most effective cancer treatments. One that is often suggested is the use of marijuana. Cannabis has been a promising alternative to chemo and radiation therapy to fight cancer. THC and CBD are also believed to be effective in slowing down the growth of cancer cells. Those who had chemotherapy and smoked marijuana also reported lesser episodes of vomiting and nausea. It is also claimed that together with chemotherapy, weed can be more effective in preserving healthy cells and killing cancer cells.

Insomnia

 

For a natural way to treat insomnia, cannabis can also prove to be promising. The cannabinoids in weed react with the endocannabinoid system of our body. This is why marijuana can be great in terms of regulating sleep. It is also a given fact that weed can make you feel relaxed, although this will depend on the strain that you are using. When you are relaxed, it will then be easier for you to fall asleep.

Anxiety

 

When consumed in low doses, it seems that marijuana is also promising in the treatment of anxiety. People with anxiety disorders will function normally when they use weed. Upon ingestion, the effects will be almost immediate, showing instant signs of improvement. It is the THC in marijuana that is responsible for this benefit. However, when it is used in high doses, it can worsen anxiety instead.

If you live in a place where marijuana is legal, consider yourself lucky as you can not only get high, but you can also enjoy its many health benefits. From the treatment of anxiety to fighting cancer cells, as shown above, it has an abundance of uses to ensure a better state of health, better than what conventional medicines can deliver.

 

My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.

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