The use of marijuana as a form of medicine can be traced as early as 2737 BC, where Shen Neng, an emperor of China hyped the use of cannabis tea to treat ailments like malaria, rheumatism, gout and even having a poor memory.
According to modern research, cannabis has also been seen as a valuable aid in treating a number of illnesses.
Although marijuana is easy to obtain through online dispensaries, use has its health risks such as dependency and memory alteration, there are also several benefits that one can get from using medical marijuana, including:
It can help you lose weight and improve metabolism.
Cannabis has shown to control the production of insulin and aid in efficiently managing the body’s daily caloric intake. For this, more cannabis smokers are leaner compared to non-smokers.
It is an active pain reliever.
Marijuana has also shown to have an anti-inflammatory pain relief capability as observed on the treatment of medical conditions like migraines, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Its pain relief effects are more potent as compared to aspirin.
It can help fight anxiety and depression.
Based on research, medical marijuana has also shown to effectively help relieve an individual suffering from anxiety and depression. Harvard Medical School conducted a study last 2010 that support this claim by saying that the effect helps the user by improving his/her mood and acting as a mild sedative as a result kicks out either anxiety or depression out the user’s mind.
It can help slow the spread of cancer cells.
A study conducted on 2012 have found that a certain compound found in marijuana have shown to prevent metastasis of forms of cancer. And recently, a similar research have shown that a particular non-psychoactive cannabinoid has displayed a reduction in cell viability and triggered an instantaneous arrest at all stages of cell cycle among leukemia cells.
A UK-based research has already able to utilize marijuana components in killing cancer cells in patients with leukemia.
It can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Regrettably, while mental conditions are totally inevitable, recent research has shown that the compound THC which is present in medical marijuana can aid in removing the toxic plaque that’s found in the brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Although medical marijuana dispensaries can’t completely cure Alzheimer’s, it can aid in slowing the disease process thus letting people with the disease live a richer and longer life.