How Medical Marijuana Helps

10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

 

1. CANCER:  

Cannabinoids, the active component of the marijuana plant in inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals and also kill cancer cells.  THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endoannabinoids, which re cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors.  The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

2. TOURETTE’S SYNDROME

Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological ondition characterized by uncontrollable facial grimaces, tics, and involuntary grunts, snorts and shouts.  A study in Germany looked a 12 adult tourete’s patients who were given a single of dose of the cannabinol.  A significant reduction in symptoms for several hours compared to placebo were reported.

3. SEIZURES

Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and as antispasmodic qualities that have prone to be a very effective treatment for seizures. There are actually countless cases of people suffering from seizures that have ply been able to function better through the use of marijuana.

4. MIGRAINES

Since medicinal marijuana was legalized in California, doctors have reported that they have been able to treat ore than 300,000 cases of migraines with marijuana that conventional medicine couldn’t treat.

5. GLAUCOMA

Marijuana’s treatment of glaucoma has been one of the best documented. Marijuana is very popular amongst glaucoma patients for its effects on intra-ocular pressure.

6. Multiple Sclerosis

Marijuana is effective at controlling the muscle spasms of MS and works to stop the neurological effects.

7. IBS and Crohn’s

The anti-inflammatory effects of marijuana help with an inflammatory bowel disease. It helps with the symptoms of nausea and abdominal pain associated with these disorders.

8. Alzeimer’s

In contrast to what most people have heard about marijuana’s effects on the brain, the Scripps Institute in 2006 proved that the THC found in marijuana worlds to prevent Alzheimer’s by blocking the deposits in the brian that cause the disease.

9. Wasting syndrome

Marijuana is very effective at stimulating the appetite and helps to stabilize the weight in those who have been diagnosed with wasting syndrome.

10. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Dr. Mechoulam is the Israeli scientist who identified THC as the psychoactive compound in marijuana, and decades later he discovered the brain’s endocannabinoid system and the endogenous neurotransmitter anandamide.  Anecdotal evidence says by and large the use of therapeutic cannabis provides a significant improvement in quality of life both for those suffering from this malady and for their family and friends.