Marijuana, also known as cannabis is quickly becoming ‘legal’ all over the world. You’ve seen the news, you’ve heard testimonials from people who claim that medical marijuana worked wonders for them and it all seems so good.
However, at the other end of the spectrum, there are several states in the US that consider smoking marijuana an illegal activity and actually jail people for selling it or using it. There are also media reports about it having negative side effects such as addictions, etc.
A Few Medical Benefits of Medical Marijuana That Many People Aren’t Aware Of
“Nature itself is the best physician.” – Hippocrates
While this article will not go into the legalities of medical marijuana which is a quagmire of indecision and special interest lobbying, it will explain 3 medical benefits of marijuana which will no doubt be eye-opening.
As for the side effects, if medical marijuana is used correctly, it will bring immense pain relief and you’ll not end up addicted.
The fact of the matter is that marijuana has wonderful medicinal properties and can be highly effective and beneficial.
If you’re living in a place where it’s illegal, you may wish to relocate either temporarily or permanently to a place where it’s legal just so that you can enjoy the benefits of this wonderful weed and treat yourself.
It may seem unfair that it’s legal in some states but not in others. However, the unfortunate and hard truth is that life is not fair.
If you’re suffering from arthritis or multiple sclerosis and in constant pain, you’d be better off moving to a state where you can use medical marijuana or cannabis oil to treat your pain.
Let’s look at some of the benefits.
It Relieves Chronic Pain
If your joints are in constant pain from arthritis, medical marijuana can bring pain relief. There are even videos on YouTube where medical professionals discuss how chronic pain brought on by arthritis and other health problems are relieved once the patient uses medical marijuana.
Multiple sclerosis is another horrible and painful disease that affects thousands of people. Studies and tests have shown that while almost all methods failed to relieve the pain, a few days of smoking marijuana brought a lot of relief to the patients.
Marijuana has been proven on many people that it has the ability to relieve pain and bring about fast relief. Anyone who is in constant pain would do well to give medical marijuana a try.
It can be used to treat Glaucoma
Marijuana use can be used to treat and prevent the eye disease glaucoma, which increases pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision.
It can help control epileptic seizures
Marijuana use can prevent epileptic seizures, a 2003 study showed.
Great for Weight Loss
Forget the diet pills sold in infomercials that claim to be able to help you drop 20 pounds in 2 days. Most of these pills are just hype and never live up to their claims, which explains why there’s a new ‘miracle diet pill’ popping up every other day.
Marijuana has actually been shown to aid in weight loss. Marijuana is a natural appetite suppressant and common sense will tell you that if you eat less, you’ll lose weight. Most people struggle to cut their calories because they’re always hungry. Marijuana will curb your hunger.
The cannabinoids in marijuana will help to regulate your blood sugar levels too. Most obesity is caused by insulin spikes. When you eat food that’s high in carbohydrates or sugar, the body releases insulin.
Since our diets these days are so poor, the majority of people are insulin insensitive.
The body releases more insulin than it should. The end result is that the body stores more fat and that’s why obesity has become an epidemic and diabetes has affected more people now than ever before.
Marijuana will stabilize your blood sugar levels and prevent obesity and make you less likely to get type-2 diabetes.
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Medical Marijuana Prevents Anxiety
Marijuana definitely helps people to relax. This is probably why it has received such a bad rep. People who smoke it often are called ‘stoners’ and other names. Yet, when used properly, marijuana can truly help people suffering from anxiety issues.
It even works for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When your life is constantly plagued by stress, anxiety disorders, and fear, marijuana can be a godsend because it probably makes up for certain hormonal deficiencies in those suffering from these issues.
Can ease the pain of multiple sclerosis.
Marijuana may ease painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in May suggests.
Since marijuana has only been legalized recently, doctors and scientists are still testing and researching the efficacy of this amazing plant.
There’s so much to learn and from what has been learned so far, marijuana just might be the solution to many problems from Alzheimer’s to even cancer.
We’ll just have to wait and see how this miracle of nature known as medical marijuana transforms our lives.