The consumption of marijuana has been vilified since time immemorial. The society perceived it as a route to immorality or ill health. Its use became so outlawed that it was illegal in very many countries across the world. Any association with it either as a user or a peddler became punishable by hefty fines or long jail terms.
However, recent studies in marijuana have led to the finding that apart from other various benefits, marijuana possesses several medical. It has medicinal properties that can be harnessed for the benefit of human beings.
Marijuana, popularly going by the name “weed” has become legal in some states and countries to be used for medical purposes. The medical purpose in the sense that patients are prescribed doses of marijuana by doctors to treat illness or manage feelings and emotions. To put this into context, the list below will highlight some of the benefits of medical marijuana treatment.
1. Pain Reliever
Marijuana possesses a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory compound that help treat a variety of diseases and conditions. These features make it a popular pain reliever among the current generation. Conditions known to be cured or relieved by medical marijuana include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, migraines.
These conditions are synonymous with pain, but medical marijuana provides relief from the pain. It is evident that the pain-relieving qualities of medical or recreational marijuana are powerful as compared to conventional pain-relieving drugs such as aspirins. The medical marijuana treatment goes a long way to ease the reliance on opiate-derived painkillers.
2. Inducing Appetite
Some medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS causes the victim’s appetite to diminish, and this is always a risk for an HIV/AIDS patient because for them to take medication, they need to eat. At this point, is where medical marijuana comes into play. According to studies or personal experience if you are a marijuana smoker is that after smoking, you tend to feel hungry.
This is regardless of whether you have just eaten or not. After a few puffs, you feel you want to eat. This phenomenon is popularly known as “munchies.”
Doctors now recommend medical marijuana to their HIV or AIDS patients or any other patients who have difficulty eating. Medical marijuana helps stimulate their appetite so that they can eat more and regularly.
3. Curing Eye Conditions (Glaucoma)
Glaucoma is an eye condition that that causes increased eyeball pressure that if left untreated over a long period, can cause blindness. Marijuana helps moderate the intraocular pressure an eye experiences for three to four hours following the intake of marijuana either by ingestion or smoking. It offers the victim relief from the pain for the period they have consumed marijuana.
However, the relief provided by medical marijuana for Glaucoma may have a downside. Glaucoma is a painful eye condition that is aching and irritating to a victim at all times. The four-hour respite offered by medical marijuana may not be enough and may require persistent marijuana smoking. The ceaseless smoking may have adverse effects such as mood swings, unhealthy lungs if being smoked. These effects make it difficult to sustain this lifestyle making medical marijuana not very recommendable for Glaucoma.
The benefits of medical marijuana are very numerous. Ranging from its ability to stimulate appetite to its top-notch pain-relieving abilities. Furthermore, you can cure yourself while enjoying yourself at the same time if you are a marijuana smoker. Therefore, medical marijuana if used well can help solve many health concerns.