Marijuana is known for its euphoric effects. It is the feeling of being high! This is because of the plant’s psychoactive compound, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana is mostly used for recreation. However, marijuana has proven to be very effective in treating and improving patient conditions suffering from certain ailments.
Medical Use of Cannabis
Medical cannabis is all-natural. You do ingest harmful chemicals that may have various side effects. Many who use medical cannabis are opposed to using chemical treatments. The legalization of medical cannabis however is still not global.
There are still many countries where cannabis is considered a “dangerous drug”. A doctor’s prescription is still needed to gain access to medical cannabis.
THC is usually associated with the “bad” part of the drug since this where recreational users are getting the euphoric effect but it also has many medical uses. Here are some conditions wherein THC has been helpful in treating:
- Low appetite
Marijuana also has CBD (cannabidiol). CBD can help treat these conditions.
- Chronic Pain and Inflammation
- Mental Disorders
- Bowel Disease
Another benefit of marijuana as a medicinal treatment is known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect refers to using all the compounds found in the cannabis plant combined (not just THC and CBD) to get the maximum effect.
Medical marijuana is not just a CBD extract or THC extract, it contains a combination of all the cannabinoids needed for the full entourage effect.
Overall, marijuana is one of the most used herbs in the world. Even before it became legal in some places, cannabis was already popular.
Do you know other uses of medical marijuana? Let us know in the comments