What are the uses for medical cannabis?

What are the uses for medical cannabis?

Medical uses of cannabis include both studied and approved uses and off-label uses. Many researchers have noted that studies and survey have found, the most common reasons people use medical cannabis are for:

  1. pain
  2. anxiety
  3. depression
  4. muscle spasticity
  5. inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.

More research has been conducted on the compound CBD. Medical CBD is anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and anxiolytic, antipsychotic, and anti-emetic. The CBD compound in medical marijuana appears to be neuroprotective in Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease, fetal hypoxia, and other neurodegenerative conditions and movement disorders.

What are the health benefits of medical cannabis (i.e. marijuana)?

There are over 60 peer-reviewed research studies examining the benefits of medical marijuana. Sixty-eight percent of these studies found benefit while 8% found no benefit. Twenty-three percent of the studies were inconclusive or neutral. Most research has been conducted on the compound CBD.

The benefits of medical marijuana can be attributed to binding to the endocannabinoid system. This has many effects including modulating the immune system, promoting neuroplasticity, emotional, and cognitive modulation including learning and motivation, appetite, vascular function, and digestive function.

Some other benefits to think about when thinking about getting medical cannabis for your pain.

Medical marijuana is a controversial topic. In the ceaseless battle of clashing opinions among journalists, police departments, attorneys, medical doctors, social activists, and legislators, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed by media sensationalism and hyperbole.

Unfortunately, this means the people who stand to benefit most from the use of medical cannabis (i.e. marijuana) — individuals who suffer from serious health conditions — are never given the chance to make informed decisions based on fact and evidence.

In truth, numerous studies published in renowned, peer-reviewed medical journals such as Neurology, Rheumatology, Annals of Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology have all documented significant health benefits associated with the use of medicinal Cannabis across a wide range of ages, races, genders, and health conditions.

Do you experience any of the following medical conditions?

Chronic Pain
Crohn’s Disease/IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Hepatitis C
Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson’s Disease (including Early-Onset)
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’re at least 18 years old and your quality of life is being negatively impacted by one of the above health issues, medical Cannabis may be able to help you simply and safely manage your symptoms. But what are some of the specific advantages of using prescription marijuana? What types of improvements can patients generally expect to see?

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