There are really quite a few medical benefits to cannabis. There are nine main conditions that medical cannabis can help. These conditions are migraines, tumors, chronic disease, Alzheimer’s, glaucoma, seizures, ADD and ADHD, PMS and OCD and Tourette’s.
Medical cannabis has been shown to treat migraines. Migraines are characterized as a very severe headache along with nausea, light sensitivity and dizziness.
Research has indicated that cannabis helps slow down the growth of tumors. It slows down the production of cancer cells. It also helps with the nausea and vomiting that is often associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapies.
Cannabis helps to lessen the pain and symptoms that people with chronic diseases suffer from. It is one of the best pain relievers around. It helps them be able to relax more and not deal with the typical side effects of most other pain medications.
Marijuana can help to lessen the occurring depression that those with Alzheimer’s experience. It can also help Alzheimer patients maintain a higher level of brain function which goes a long way after the onset of the condition.
There are some strains of cannabis that can help decrease the amount of force that glaucoma places on the optic nerve. People who have this disease can get rid of the condition by smoking or ingesting the plant.
ADD and ADHD
Folks that deal with ADD and ADHD have found that smoking cannabis can help to calm them down so they can focus on the task at hand. They experience less hyperactivity and less impulsivity with marijuana use.
Seizures affect over 30 million people throughout the world. Using medical marijuana has been shown to control seizures in patients with epilepsy. It is cautioned that care be taken when using oral THC since there is no evidence on the convulsive properties.
There are millions of women who experience PMS each and every month. Symptoms include cramps, headaches and bloating. Cannabis use can give women great relief from these symptoms.
OCD and Tourette’s
Studies have shown that by taking the prescribed amount of medical cannabis on a regular basis can help lessen the tics for those with Tourette’s. It can also help those who suffer from OCD.