The debate on the use of medical cannabis has been on the rise in recent years. Some argue that cannabis has medical benefits, while others view it as more harmful. Accordingly, in some states, consumption of medical marijuana has been legalised, while in others it has not. However, research shows that cannabis can treat various health conditions.
Research has shown that cannabinoid, which are key components in cannabis, are effective in pain management. They act by altering the pain perception pathways in the human brain. Consequently, they are effective in managing pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, and endometriosis. In cancer patients, they can reduce the side effects associated with the treatment, such as appetite loss. In other instance, medical cannabis has been used as a replacement NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, which has been found to be having negative side effects.
Cannabis is also effective in reducing inflammation. CBD is the active ingredient that helps in reducing inflammation. Thus, using medical cannabis can reduce the symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s disease. By decreasing inflammation in the bodies of those affected, it enhances the quality of their lives.
Similarly, cannabis is an effective remedy for numerous mental and neurological conditions. This is because it affects the limbic system, and medical professionals usually prescribe cannabis to treat conditions such as anxiety, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Tourette syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Additionally, cannabis is also used in sleep management. It has a relaxing effect that can help improve problems such as insomnia. Besides, since medical cannabis reduces pain, it can enhance sleep quality.
Therefore, medical cannabis is associated with numerous health benefits. However, it is important for people to use it under the guidance healthcare professionals.