23 Medical Uses Of Marijuana
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While the benefits of smoking pot may be overstated by advocates of marijuana legalization, the new legalization will help researchers study the drugs' medicinal uses, and better understand how it impacts the body. pot can cause dependency and mess with your memory and emotions.
There are at least two active chemicals in Marijuana that researchers think have medicinal application. Those are cannabidiol (CBD) - which seems to impact the brain without a high- and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - which has pain relieving properties.Also keep in mind that these same health benefits can be gained by taking THC pills, Dronabinol, which in some ways is more effective than smoked marijuana. Randy Astaiza contributed to an earlier version of this story. Advertisement
It can be used to treat Glaucoma.
It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health.Advertisement
It can help control epileptic seizures.
It also decreases the symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet's Syndrome.Advertisement
A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading.
It may decrease anxiety.Advertisement
THC slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
The drug eases the pain of Multiple Sclerosis.Advertisement
Other types of muscle spasms could be helped too.
It lessens side-effects from treating hepatitis C and increases treatment effectiveness.Advertisement
Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.
It relieves arthritis discomfort.??Advertisement
It keeps you skinny and helps your metabolism.
It improves the symptoms of Lupus, an autoimmune disorder.Advertisement
While not really a health benefit, marijuana spurs creativity in the brain.
Marijuana might be able to eliminate Chron's diseasesAdvertisement
Pot soothes tremors for people with Parkinson's disease
Marijuana helps veterans suffering from PTSD.Advertisement
Marijuana protects the brain after a stroke
It might protect the brain from concussions and traumaAdvertisement
It can help eliminate nightmares
Weed reduces some of the awful pain and nausea from chemo, and appetite.Advertisement
Marijuana can help people trying to cut back on drinking
Here's what's actually happening when you smoke.Advertisement
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