Marijuana or cannabis contains more than 60 chemicals known as cannabinoids which benefit our body if used wisely. The Israeli government has used marijuana to treat cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and Tourette’s syndrome. Therefore, it is not surprising if some countries already legalize marijuana even for Recreational Marijuana purposes.
They believe marijuana or marijuana provides more benefits that can be used as medicines for various diseases as below:
A number of studies have found that Medical Marijuana is effective against certain cancers. Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the cannabinoids in marijuana, inhibits Id-1, a gene that causes cancer cells to spread.
Marijuana is said to prevent nausea in cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. In fact, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the circulation of marijuana pills among cancer patients.
However, having unknown addictive properties and long-term side effects, several organizations such as the American Medical Association oppose it.
FDA-approved marijuana pills can increase appetite for people with HIV-AIDS. The study, published in the journal Neurology, found that inhaling marijuana can significantly improve the mood and quality of life for people living with HIV. Recent research conducted on monkeys that have been found cannabis can prevent the disease altogether.
The study, published in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, found that cannabis content binds to the enzyme that causes Alzheimer’s. In fact, it is more effective in slowing down the progress of the disease than drugs that are prescribed. It’s just that further research is still needed.
- Lung health
Several studies conducted over the years have found smoking marijuana can improve lung health. This research was conducted by researchers at UCLA.
Glaucoma is an eye disorder where there is an increase in intraocular pressure which causes damage to the optic nerve and leads to blindness. Studies conducted in the 1970s found marijuana can reduce the risk of blindness.