HOW MARIJUANA ALLEVIATES OR TREATS SEVERAL DEBILITATING ILLNESSES
- November 14, 2018
Since the marijuana debate has continued to rage across the world, several groups of researchers have striven to uncover the potential health benefits of the little green plant. In fact, the cause for medical marijuana has been strong and steady since the 1970s, when a doctor was inspired to use cannabis as accompaniment therapy for chemo after his son contracted cancer. Now, Australian doctors are conducting the first clinical trial on marijuana as a treatment for aggressive brain tumors. So why is the plant considered a beneficial alternative medication? Due to our special endocannabinoid system, when we consume the little green plant, its chemicals interact with receptors and directly impact our bodies (in ways that other medications cannot). For now, let’s take a closer look at how marijuana alleviates or treats several debilitating illnesses.
Numerous studies have focused on the effectiveness of marijuana for cancer patients undergoing excessive chemotherapy treatment. As a result of aggressive treatment, victims of cancer will suffer from severe nausea, pain, and vomiting, and (interestingly enough) THC has been proven to alleviate some of these debilitating symptoms. In fact, one drug called Marinol (dronabinol), a synthetic variant of THC, is already being prescribed to cancer patients.
Did you know that the pharmaceutical market already offers a marijuana-based drug for multiple sclerosis? Developed by GK Pharmaceuticals, Sativex (containing equal parts CBD and THC) was designed to help patients cope with pain and spastic movements related to this debilitating illness. Interestingly, these two cannabinoids not only reduce inflammation of nerve cells, but research on MS and marijuana could also open the floodgates for cannabis medications for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases.
Members of the cannabis community will definitely comprehend marijuana’s beneficial impact on epilepsy patients. Perhaps one of the most interesting medications on the market is Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug developed by GK Pharmaceuticals that is typically prescribed to adolescents and children suffering from rare forms of epilepsy. Now, after years of struggling, Epidiolex is on the market as an uncontrolled pharmaceutical compound in the United States.
Always remember that marijuana does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
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