When it comes to the topic of medical marijuana, a lot of people are still unsure about its health benefits. Many people disregard marijuana altogether. The misconception is that marijuana is only used by unproductive members of society. Some even believe that there are no health benefits.
There have been years of study and numerous scientific breakthroughs. Today, marijuana treats a variety of chronic and temporary ailments all around the world.
If you are still unsure of or doubt the medical benefits of medical marijuana, have a look at this list. It is sure to change to your mind!
Many governments across the world have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.
Canada legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes. However, in order to legally grow marijuana for medical purposes, residents will need an ACMPR license.
Other countries which have legalized medical marijuana (fully or partially) include:
- the Philippines
- Puerto Rico
- the United States
Cannabis can treat epilepsy in both adults and children.
Cannabis for epilepsy is not only a cheaper alternative, but it also has fewer side effects when compared to traditional medication. (And, no this does not mean children have to smoke marijuana).
Marijuana is a great treatment for a variety of sleep disorders.
This can range from mild insomnia to full-fledged PSTD. Persons with sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can also benefit.
Our ancestors used marijuana for medical treatment for thousands of years.
Archeological and anthropological research and studies have found evidence that even our ancestors used marijuana! Our ancestors used it for medical treatment, topical application, recreation, and even religious purposes as far back as 12,000 years ago.
Marijuana can relieve many symptoms of cancer.
This can range from loss of appetite to pain to sleeplessness and nausea. Many cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy can testify that their use of medical marijuana has greatly improved their quality of life, even more than their prescribed medication.
There is no risk of overdose.
Unlike other medications where, if taken in large doses, it can lead to dangerous and harmful side effects and even death, marijuana does not pose this problem.
The effects of having large doses of marijuana are an increase in the regular “side effects” such as amplified munchies, long periods of sleep or intense highs.
Marijuana helps with mental disorders.
Persons who suffer from anxiety and depression benefit from relaxed, happy and insightful feelings or experiences. This also lowers the risk of suicidal thoughts and actual suicide when used in correct proportions.
You can consume marijuana in various forms.
Most people are against marijuana because they are against smoking. However, this is not the only way to receive its benefits.
Marijuana is now consumed in teas, cakes, cookies, gummies, capsules and oils. It is also applied as an oral spray, topical cream or lotion, bath soak, and so much more!
Marijuana is so much more than smoking to get high. There are so many benefits! Plus, more benefits are even being discovered every year. Are you convinced?