In the past, marijuana has been known for its popularity with so-called “hippies” and young people. These days, however, the worldview on cannabis is changing drastically. The medical research on cannabis in recent years shows a great number of health benefits in the consumption of cannabis, principally through cannabinoids (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the plant’s major components. Cannabis isn’t only valuable as a popular recreational drug.
The THC in cannabis is known for delivering what is known as a “high,” but the chemical is also a remarkable resource for those in chronic pain. Chronic pain sufferers, such as those with multiple sclerosis or chronic arthritis, in states that have authorized legal medical marijuana use are now able to benefit from this natural and effective method to manage their pain, improving quality of life and removing the need for harmful, addictive opiates in many cases.
The CBD component in cannabis has a more complicated relationship with the human body, one which is being intensely researched today. Some of the ways that researchers are sure that CBD can be of aid medically include reducing and controlling epileptic seizures, lowering blood pressure, reducing glaucoma, aiding with weight loss and helping those with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. It can also be useful to people with who suffer with depression and anxiety, diabetes, Parkinson’s, and is known to help reduce the side effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
This is why the world can no longer ignore marijuana and must change the laws, just as has recently happened in Nevada and other states. With what we now know, and are continuing to discover, about cannabis’ medical benefits, at the very least it does people with numerous disorders and illnesses a great disservice to bar access from this useful and even life-changing medicine.
Article provided by Essence Cannabis Dispensary.