Health Benefits to Legal Medical Marijuana
Each year, nearly 100,000 people die from prescription drugs. There are, however, no deaths from marijuana use on record. This means that, in 10,000 years of human use, not one person has died from marijuana use. Researchers believe that marijuana is non-lethal and beneficial to the human body. A number of studies being published are finding that it is not bad for health and it is beneficial for a number of illnesses.
The Scripps Research Institute in California discovered, in 2006, that THC can help prevent the enzyme acetylcholinesterase from speeding up Alzheimer’s plaques, which attack the brain.
The Virginia Commonwealth University found that natural marijuana ingredients help control the spontaneous seizures associated with this condition.
MS patients have long believed, as have their doctors, that marijuana helps this condition. It is thought to control the muscle spasms associated with MS. It also helps relieve the MS patient’s pain.
Medical marijuana has been viewed as a solution to glaucoma since the 70’s. Researchers believe the plant reduces intraocular pressure, which causes damage to the nerves. It may also help reverse deterioration.
Marijuana has been proven useful for a number of different chronic pain issues, especially for those with rheumatoid arthritis. However, marijuana does not help curb the disease; it only eases pain.
Depression and Anxiety
Studies conducted in laboratory settings prove that marijuana helps with the symptoms of depression. Those who smoked daily had less symptoms than those who never smoked. In fact, even occasional smokers had less symptoms from depression. It can do the same for anxiety.
Cancer and AIDS
The active ingredients in marijuana, the cannabinoids, are approved by government officials in controlled doses to relieve the nausea associated with chemotherapy, and to increase appetites in AIDS patients.
Please contact the Vancouver Home Health Care Agency today to talk more about medical marijuana.
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