Benefits of marijuana
Marijuana can reduce anxiety
Although marijuana is also known to be a cause of anxiety, a study done in 2011 found that the cannabinoid CBD, significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in speech performance, and significantly decreased alert in anticipatory speech of patients suffering from Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder. Buy marijuana online in USA
Important here to note is that most marijuana strains are very low on CBD, so if you would want this effect you need to get a high-CBD strain.
Marijuana can be an effective anti-depressant
Depression is a complex mental problem, and should always be treated by looking at the deeper underlying causes.
However if you’re depressed options can run short, and a temporary boost in mood can lead to mental clarity which can, in turn, lead to different perspectives on the causes of your depression.
In 2007 researchers found that at low doses, THC acts as an effective anti-depressant by increasing the feel-good neurotransmitter: serotonin in your brain.
But there’s a catch:
At higher doses, THC had the opposite effect and increased feelings of depression. So don’t just go blindly using marijuana to treat your depression, and always consult with your doctor before going on a apth of self-medication.
Marijuana can help with sleep disorders by effectively improving sleep quality
Anyone that ever used marijuana in any way before going to bed knows how easy it can be to fall asleep after a good session.
But did you know marijuana and cannabis-based medicines are prescribed as official medicines for people with sleep disorders?
And not without reason. For example:
In a study done in 2007, researchers found that the use of Sativex (a cannabis-based medicine) demonstrated marked improvement in sleep parameters in 2000 subjects, which included 1000 patients suffering from various pain conditions. Of all patients, 40–50% “attained good or very good sleep quality, a key source of disability in chronic pain syndromes that may contribute to patients’ quality of life.”
Marijuana can help eliminate nightmares associated with PTSD
PTSD can be an extremely impactful mental disorder, which develops after a person experiences a traumatic event.
Although marijuana sometimes gets labeled as a feel-good substance, it can completely eliminate nightmares associated with PTSD. For example, Research done in 2009, found that a cannabis-based medicine named nabilone reduced daytime flashbacks and improved overall sleep-quality in PTSD patients.
Marijuana stimulates appetite and weight gain in AIDS, cancer and anorexia nervosa patients
Many studies throughout the years have shown marijuana use is directly correlated with increased appetite and weight. The exact mechanism is still unclear, but we do know there’s a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors in brain parts that are associated with control of food intake.
Marijuana decreases spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis (MS)
The effects of marijuana on psychomotor dysfunction and spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis are well documented.
Multiple sclerosis patients receiving insufficient relief from traditional treatments, in different studies, have reported a dramatic decrease in spasticity when using marijuana. Especially smoking marijuana has strong evidence for decreasing spasticity and pain.
Marijuana could help with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
ALS is one of the 3 most deadly neurodegenerative diseases known to man. And while there’s a lot of research to be done, the initial studies done on animals show that cannabinoids have many neuroprotective properties which can be of use in treating ALS.
Marijuana reliefs all symptoms associated with spinal cord injury in some patients
Spinal cord injury can be a very impactful condition that interferes with your daily life. Some of the symptoms which particularly can interfere with your general well being are pain, muscle spasms, spasticity and difficulties sleeping.
Marijuana can help with epilepsy
More and more studies suggest that epileptic activity is related to changes in the levels and distribution of cannabinoid receptors in the hippocampus.
So it’s no coincidence that for over decades, cannabinoids have been shown to reduce seizures very effectively, especially in patients that have a resistance to traditional treatments.
Marijuana could alleviate chronic pain
Chronic pain is a complex condition which involves many factors and is a cause for reduced quality of life.
Multiple clinical studies have shown that smoked or vaporized marijuana can lead to a significant decrease in chronic neuropathic pain associated with various syndromes and diseases.
Marijuana reduces headaches and migraine attacks in some patients
Ask anyone who is suffering from heavy migraine and that person will tell you what a hell he/she goes through while a migraine attack flares up.
I have 2 friends who suffer heavily from migraine from time to time and marijuana helps them tremendously in coping with it.
Marijuana could help with osteoporosis by stimulating bone formation
Osteoporosis is a bone disease which is characterized by an increased risk of fractures caused by a reduction in bone mineral density.
Cannabinoid receptor CB2 is thought to stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone resorption, and this receptor gets activated by cannabinoids found in marijuana (especially THC). A 2009 study concluded that existing research points towards a potential role for “cannabinoid drugs to combat osteoporosis”.
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Marijuana could help with glaucoma
Glaucoma is an eye disease which can ultimately lead to irreversible blindness.
Marijuana can lower arterial blood pressure in patients with hypertension
Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for all kinds of diseases mainly related to the heart and arteries. Buy marijuana online in USA
We all heard marijuana can calm you down, but did you know it can also calm down your blood pressure?
Marijuana could help with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia
AD is a nasty neurodegenerative disease which can eventually lead to dementia.
One of the key processes which lead to loss of brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease is Aβ aggregation.
THC has been shown a very effective inhibitor of Aβ aggregation. In this study, it’s shown to be even more effective than the currently approved prescription drugs for AD.
29. Marijuana could help with inflammatory skin diseases
Important to note here is that HU-210 is 100 to 800 times more potent than natural THC and a lot more research is needed before real conclusions can be drawn about the effectiveness of cannabinoids on inflammatory skin diseases.
30. Marijuana can help with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
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