Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions.

These medical conditions include general pain relief, neuropathic pain from nerve damage, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant, specifically for patients suffering from HIV and wasting syndrome or dementia. Emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medical properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors and are neuroprotective. Currently, more than 60 U.S. and international health organizations support granting patients immediate legal access to medicinal marijuana under a physician’s supervision.

Despite the fact that research related to cannabis in the United States has been sharply limited due to federal restrictions in the past, recent scientific discoveries have increased interest among researchers in understanding the therapeutic potential of cannabis in medicine. So far, there have been 100 different cannabinoids identified in the cannabis plant, which each exhibit varying effects on the human body. As a class of diverse chemical compounds that have been found to act on the cannabinoid receptors in the brain to repress release from neurotransmitters, cannabinoids are one of the hottest topics being researched today by scientists around the world to uncover the hidden therapeutic benefits. 

As multiple states across the United States and nations around the globe continue to successfully legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, research confirms the various health benefits that can be realized from cannabis. Increasingly, clinical studies have begun to examine the link between cancer and cannabis to determine whether marijuana could be a potential therapeutic treatment for curing cancer. In fact, Harvard Medical School found that nearly half of oncologists in the United States were recommending cannabis to their cancer patients to mitigate side effects way back in 1991. 

Medical Cannabis, also referred to as medical marijuana, is the use of Cannabis plants as a physician-recommended drug or herbal therapy.

Cannabis contains many cannabinoids from which it gets its medicinal qualities. The two predominant cannabinoids are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). They act together to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, relax muscles, reduce nausea, stimulate appetite, and more.

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