As more states legalize the use of cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes, many people are beginning to explore the potential health benefits of this plant. Cannabis has been used for 6000+ years for ailments, but with the drug war much of this has been put aside. In specific scientific detail there is still much to learn about cannabis and its effects on the human body, research has shown that cannabis offers a number of health benefits to many people. Please be aware, we have discovered with the cannabis science each body experiences different effects and responses.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the top 10 ailments cannabis can help releive that you need to know about. Let’s get started!
Pain Relief – Cannabis has been used for centuries to help alleviate pain. Research has shown that the cannabinoids in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, can help reduce pain by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates pain, among other things. A review of several studies found that cannabis can be an effective treatment for chronic pain.
Nausea and Vomiting – Cannabis may also help reduce nausea and vomiting, particularly in people undergoing chemotherapy. The cannabinoids in cannabis have been shown to have antiemetic properties, which means they can help alleviate nausea and vomiting.
Anxiety and Depression – Cannabis may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Research has shown that the cannabinoids in cannabis can interact with receptors in the brain that are involved in regulating mood and emotions, which may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Epilepsy – Cannabis may be an effective treatment for epilepsy. Historical studies have found that cannabis can help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in people with epilepsy. This has been the basis for some cannabis medications directed towards epilepsy such as the prescription of CBD Isolate – Epidilex and the CBD Heavy Medical Marijuana of “Charlottes Webb”
Multiple Sclerosis – Cannabis may also help alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis, such as muscle spasms and pain. A study of people with multiple sclerosis found that cannabis can help reduce muscle spasticity and pain.
Crohn’s Disease – Cannabis may be a promising treatment for Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms. A study of people with Crohn’s disease found that cannabis can help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
Glaucoma – Cannabis may help reduce intraocular pressure, which is a major risk factor for glaucoma. A study found that smoking cannabis can help reduce intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma .
Insomnia – Cannabis may also help improve sleep in people with insomnia. A study of people with chronic pain found that cannabis can help improve sleep.
Alzheimer’s Disease – Cannabis may be a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that can cause memory loss and other cognitive impairments. A study of mice found that the cannabinoids in cannabis can help reduce inflammation and improve cognitive function.
Cancer – Cannabis also appears to have anticancer properties. Some studies have found that the cannabinoids in cannabis can help kill cancer cells and reduce the growth of tumors. At times Atrophic effects of the cannabis shutting itself down.
As you can see, cannabis may offer a range of potential health benefits. However, it’s important to note that much of the research on cannabis is still in its early stages of coming together in general medicine, it’s been known safe and use by those with holistic medicine and eastern medicine however more research is needed to fully understand its effects on the human body with our modern approaches.
If you’re considering using cannabis for medical purposes, be sure to talk to your doctor first. Your doctor can help you determine if cannabis is right for you and can provide guidance on dosage and other important considerations.
There are also groups to help you learn how cannabis can help you in these states. They can help you know how cannabis can be integrated into your current medical treatment and how to discuss this with your doctor.
Dispensaries in Missouri have began to get approval to sell cannabis to Adults. As Amendment 3 made it legal for adults over 21 to have to 3 ounces of cannabis on hand of course can’t miss out on this time in history right? So I stopped by GreenLight Cannabis in Independence Missouri and picked up a pre-roll and a 1/8th! Seemed pretty good and reasonable priced.
I may shift to cover more cannabis so you all know what is good in the Cannabis scene in Missouri. I have heard some shady business from these big cannabis producers. I think it would be great to weed out and focus on the best and worst of what we have around our state. Give customers a better idea.
Did you go get Rec Cannabis in your State? Did you go get it in Missouri? Want to see Reviews?
I know, I need to really jump our here and fully incorporate cannabis into my diet. Cannabis is an amazing SuperFood and should be in your diet. I have a goal to get cannabis into my diet more but we need more access. Cannabis is an amazing superfood and gives your body essential nutrients to survive.
Amendment 3 to make Marijuana Recreational is on the ballot. Sadly many will see it as a great thing and “Making Cannabis legal” it does NOT do such a thing. It really just shuffles prohibition around so adults can “legally” carry more. No protections if you get up and drive the next day or month! The THC will still be in your blood when you get in an accident, and it will go towards you – even if not your fault. No considerations of that are taken in.
This regulation really only goes to assist in the moving the Cannabis profits to a system they can try and regulate.
Expunging past offenses get us NO WHERE as it only moves your offenses to a system “physically and electronically segregated“!
Costs on cannabis go up, taxed to add 6% more and another 3% if the locality it’s in wants in too.
Punishment for having this SAFE plant get added – it is safe as FOOD, in fact, is a superfood! Even though maybe medical necessary and is safe penalties get ADDED! – “Purposefully possessing amounts in excess of twice the legal limit shall be punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to two thousand dollars as an infraction under applicable law.”
Another makes a fine for making concentrate in your home! What if this is medically needed? You’ll have to not DIY and take it commercial instead! “$1000 FINE FOR PRODUCING CONCENTRATES IN YOUR HOME“
This isn’t real legalization, its a total shift for the dispensary business and NOT in favor of the cannabis consumer. A Fellow advocate breaks it down much better detail and links to the details of the law he made for the state. We need to free cannabis, restore it back to the time before 1937 when it was a free commodity.
I read today a take from Leafy discussing the use of the word “Marijuana” and does it end up being racist to use?
I was glad to see this article and their perspective. I often run into this and prefer to not use “Marijuana” often if I can help it. I tend to less see it as racist, but a jab to fog up the meaning of the word and give a negative spun perspective. As mentioned in the article, many under 20 or so know and use the word, while those 50 and older would prefer to avoid the word.
I prefer to use the words Cannabis or Hemp as they are the same plant and important to our history and health. Prior to 1937 Cannabis and Indian Hemp we’re the terms used for Cannabis in a Medicinal form!
Infact the other day I picked up a Stedman’s Shorter Medical Dictionary and found it listed there: (It also lists it’s in the U.S.P which is the United States Pharmacopeia (official medicine sourcebook)
Anyways, enough on my tangent. It’s just important to me that Marijuana has been a word to confuse as those who used medicine knew what cannabis was. We now today pretend it’s a cousin. If you want to learn the history of cannabis I recommend reading Emperor Wears no Clothes by Jack Herer and http://antiquecannabisbook.com as well to see the history of cannabis.
It was found in an Appeals court that Δ8 Delta-8 Cannabis is legal and separate from “Marijuana” classification. They found that the Farm Bill of 2018 classified it as Hemp, “expressly applies to ‘all’ such downstream products so long as they do not cross the 0.3 percent delta-9 THC threshold.”
Delta-8 (Δ8) hemp has been found to have similar effects to the psychoactive and other effects of Delta-9 (Δ9) which is active in Cannabis that has been deemed regulated by the DEA. Allowed in some states medically*.
I tried out the Hello Products Hemp toothpaste. I’d give it a 9/10. As seemed to be great quality! Great taste. It doesn’t foam too crazy but seems to work and clean my teeth well. Reasonable price point!
Who would have imagined! (ME) Cannabis hemp is the best material to make your COVID-19 face mask out of. It also seems like it may help fight it. Studies as linked below say that Hemp is best material for being able to breathe and stop germs! It has been shown to be anti-microbial so id expect as much. See the details of the study at the link.