Here are the major health benefits of Medical Marijuana.
Doctors in California report treating over 300,000 cases of migraines with medial marijuana.
Slows Tumor Growth
The American Association for Cancer Research has found that medical marijuana works to slow tumor growth in the lung, breast and brain.
Relieves Symptoms of Chronic Diseases
Research shows that marijuana treat symptoms of chronic diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease because it decreases nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), was approved in 1985 by the FDA. for use in the treatment of nausea, as marketed under the trade name Marinol and synthetically formulated in sesame oil in gelatin capsules to be taken orally. Almost 100,000 doses were prescribed in 1989.
In 2006, the Scripps Institute proved that the THC found in marijuana inhibits the formation of plaque, the primary pathological marker for Alzheimer’s disease. Over 5.3 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States alone.
The use of medical marijuana helps lower intraocular pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients.
Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and has anti-spasmodic qualities which have proven to be a very effective treatment of seizures.
Helps Those with ADD & ADHD
A well-documented USC study found that marijuana is not only a perfect alternative for Ritalin but treats the disorder with any of the negative side effects of the pharmaceutical. ADHD affects an estimated 4.1% of adults aged 18-44 in a given year.
May Treat Multiple Sclerosis
Marijuana works to stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that occur in multiple sclerosis by protecting nerves from eh damage caused by the fatal disease.
Helps Relieve PMS
Marijuana reduces pain in severe cases of PMS. As many as 75% of women experience PMS symptoms.
Helps Calm Those with Tourette’s & OCD
Marijuana slows down the ties in Tourette’s syndrome sufferer and the obsessive neurological symptoms in patients suffering from OCD. Nearly 3.3 million Americans suffer from OCD and 272,000 Americans suffer from Tourette’s syndrome.