Medical Marijuana has become a highly sought-after treatment for many health conditions and diseases. People are often curious as to how marijuana can treat medical conditions and why it is now acceptable to prescribe its use today. Some examples are as follows:

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • THC (Tetrahydracannabinol)

CBD (Cannabidiol)  and THC (Tetrahydracannabinol) are the top two active ingredients in Medical Cannabis. Current studies around the world have shown that the human brain and immune system have CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD and THC affect the body in distinct ways due to the receptors (proteins) they bind to. Some of the effects of these compounds include:

  • Increasing relaxation
  • Improving your appetite
  • Reducing pain

Difference Between THC and CBD

The main difference between THC and CBD is that THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation. CBD  on the other hand does not produce this ‘high’ sensation.

Some Conditions That Medical Marijuana Can Help With 

Pain & Inflamation

THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) helps to relieve pain and nausea, reduce inflammation and can act as an antioxidant.

Hepatitis

Cannabis has the potential to offer therapeutic benefits to patients with Hepatitis C and many places have approved Medical Marijuana specifically for the treatment of Hepatitis C.

Crohn’s Disease

Treatment with Cannabis can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life in individuals with Crohn’s Disease even though it has no impact on gut inflammation.

HIV/AIDS

Cannabis has a purported ability to soothe a variety of debilitating symptoms caused by this disease, including nausea and vomiting.

Epilepsy

Cannabidiol (CBD) can help treat seizures, as well as reducing Anxiety and Paranoia.

Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabis has been proven to help ease stiffness and muscle spasm that are common with

PTSD & Anxiety

Cannabinoids have shown versatile therapeutic effects by stimulating the body’s Endocannabinoid System using Cannabis.

Glaucoma

THC in Cannabis reduces Intraocular Pressure, a key contributor to glaucoma, as well as treating other debilitating symptoms caused by this disease.

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