Medical Marijuana for Pain and Depression

Medical Marijuana for Pain and Depression

Marijuana is one of the most beneficial and therapeutically active substances known to man.

Medical Cannabis refers to the use of the drug cannabis as a physician-recommended herbal therapy, most notably as an antiemetic.

Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for approximately 4,000 years. Writings from ancient India confirm that its psychoactive properties were recognized, and doctors used it for a variety of illnesses and ailments. These included a whole host of gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, headaches and as a pain reliever frequently used in childbirth.

In the 1970s, a synthetic version of THC, the primary active ingredient in cannabis, was synthesized to make the drug Marinol.

Due to the prohibition of marijuana however; it's use as a medicine is restricted. However, recent Canadian government legislation have made it more available to patients. Patients are now able to apply for personal possession and even a limited cultivation license.

Few herbs offer a wide variety of therapeutic applications like these:

Relief of muscle spasms

Relief of chronic pain

Reduction in interlobular pressure inside the eye

Suppression of nausea

Weight loss - increase and restore metabolism

AIDS - Marijuana can reduce the nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting from the condition itself and the medications as well.

Glaucoma - Marijuana relieves the internal eye pressure of glaucoma, and therefore relieving the pain and slowing or even stopping the condition.

Cancer- Many side effects of the medication to stop cancer can be relieve with Marijuana, some studies suggest that Marijuana tends to slow down the progress of some types of cancer.

Multiple Sclerosis - Muscle pain, spasticity, tremors and unsteadiness are some of the effects caused by the disease that can be relieved by Marijuana.

Epilepsy - in some patients, epileptic seizures can be prevented with Marijuana use.

Chronic pain - Marijuana helps to alleviate the pain caused from many types of injuries and disorders.

Anxiety, Depression or Obsession - Even though mild anxiety is a common side effect in some users, cannabis can elevate your mood and expand the mind.

2 Replies

  • To me, this drug is the closest thing to a miracle drug...I cannot see a

    single reason that oxycodone is favored over medical marijuana. I am

    willing to bet that it's the best antidepressant available and not nearly

    as addicting as my paxil is...I could use it when I want to or need to rather

    than feeding myself with the drug every 24 hours. What a perfect sleep drug.

    RLS couldn't stand a chance against this..and the other strains of weed in

    the articles that you sent. For the life of me, I can't think why this is banned..

    or not at least regulated as a prescription drug over the other ones.

    This article is really worth the read. Thank you for posting 3 really good ones.

  • You Welcome Dear Yikes

    I think proper selection and use of med marijuana can help us on having less pain and more sleep . I don't know if it is legal in your area but there are some states which have legalized Medicall Marijuana. :)

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