25+ Medical Uses For Marijuana You Might Not Have Heard About

On a TV ad featured in New York, Burton Aldrich tells his story. “I am in extreme pain right now. Everywhere. My arms, my legs, are feeling like I’m dipped in an acid.” This man has quadriplegia, is confined to a wheelchair, and yet he has found the best treatment for his agony. “Within five minutes of smoking marijuana, the spasms have gone away, and the neuropathic pain has just about disappeared.”

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Marijuana for Healing

This drug is surrounded by controversy so let’s get the facts straight.

Marijuana plants, i.e., cannabis, holdhundreds of chemicals and 109 of them fall under a category called cannabinoids.

 One such cannabinoid is calledtetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and it is responsible for the chemical effects onthe brain.

 When a human consumes marijuana, THC, andother chemicals make their way into the bloodstream, to the brain and the rest of the body.

 Smoking is the most common way to use it, andit guarantees faster results than ingestion or other methods.

 THC’s interaction with the brain may cause theuser’s pupils to dilate, colors become more intense, other senses enhance, anda feeling of haziness. Motor coordination and memory can be impaired while under the influence. 

 HowMedical Marijuana Works

The human body can produce its own version of cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, which help regulate bodily responses to stimuli. Endocannabinoids are produced when needed by the body, yet the effects can be very brief. Its receptors are focused in the brain but are featured all around the body.

Marijuana’s cannabinoids, like THC, binds to the receptors to create medicinal properties, such as reducing anxiety or pain, along with the feeling of being “high.”  Therefore, medical marijuana is commonly prescribed to those with chronic illness so they can lead normal lives pain-free.

Conditions Treatable With Medical Marijuana

Multiple Sclerosis

Spinal Cord Injury/Disease

Cancer

HIV/AIDS

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