Could there be actual health benefits to the illegal drug Cannabis, otherwise known as Marijuana? The short answer is, yes. Let’s take a moment to learn more about this illegal miracle drug.
What is Cannabis (Marijuana)?
First, let’s find out what Cannabis is. According to Wikipedia, Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes a single species, Cannabis sativa. So first and foremost, Cannabis is a plant that is native to Eastern Europe, Iran and India. However, Cannabis is now grown almost all over the world and thrives in warm temperate regions. For thousands of years Cannabis has been used for oils and seeds for medicinal purposes as well as fiber. It is a very multifunctional plant.
Cannabis is also a psychoactive drug and has been used as such for a very long time throughout the world. And although it can cause its users to experience anxiety, paranoia and an increase in heart rate, there has never been a case where one has died from using marijuana.
Here are 10 health benefits of Cannabis.
This is one of the most popular medicinal uses of Marijuana. This is because there have been many positive and well documented results from glaucoma patients who have used this drug as a treatment.
Because Marijuana has a antispasmodic qualities and is a muscle relaxant, it has been proven to be a very useful and effective drug for those suffering from seizures. It can help those who seizure often to live a normal, functioning life.
Marijuana can help with Crohn’s disease and even IBS because it can relieve abdominal pain, as well as help with diarrhea and nausea.
Just like the symptoms above, marijuana is good for treating women who suffer from extreme cramps as a result of PMS.
People who suffer from Tourette’s syndrome may find relief in the use of cannabis. There have been studies that show significant results in patients who suffer from Tourette’s when they used cannabis.
Those who suffer from ADHD or ADD probably take the pharmaceutical drug Ritalin for relief. However, studies have shown that Marijuana can lead to better results without the negative effects that Ritalin users suffer from.
THC that is found in Marijuana can actually help to prevent Alzheimer’s, as a study from the Scripps Institute has shown. THC helps to block deposits in the brain that cause the disease.
If you suffer migraines then you know that even most migraine medicine doesn’t really help. However, doctors in California have reported that medicinal marijuana is a successful treatment for patients who suffer from debilitating migraines.
MS or Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is a fatal disease that targets a person’s neurological system. MS causes muscle spasms. Medical Marijuana has caused relief in those suffering from the disease.
The number 1 spot on this list goes to one of the biggest killers. There are many different types of cancers, but medicinal Marijuana has proven to be a very effective pain killer. But there’s more to the benefits of Cannabis then just a pain killer. Cannabis can also inhibit the growth of tumors as well as kill cancer cells. Marijuana just might be the cure to cancer.
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Henry Hernandez is a former army Ranger and family man. Henry is originally form Los Angeles, CA. Henry currently is the marketing coordinator for a drug rehabilitation center in Fountain Valley, CA www.stephouserecovery.com. You can learn more about Henry by checking out his Google+ Profile.
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