9 reasons why cannabis is one of the best medicines.
The cannabis debate is still raging in some areas, why?
There are so many proven benefits that cannabis is a beneficial drug, here are some of the reasons why.
1. Cannabis improves lung capacity.
Cannabis and smoking are tarred with the same brush, but while smoking is bad for lungs, cannabis does the opposite. This study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that over 20 years, people who smoked cannabis had an increased lung function over those who just smoked tobacco.
2. Cannabis can treat chronic pain.
The opioid crisis in the U.S has hit new heights. As doctors struggle to deal with the high level of addiction to opiates, cannabis could be the answer. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report that cannabis is just as effective at treating chronic pain as opiates.
3. Cannabis helps muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms that come with chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis are debilitating. Studies suggest that cannabis is one of the most effective ways to treat muscle spasms.
4. Cannabis treats glaucoma.
People who suffer from this painful eye condition can benefit from cannabis.
The National Eye Institute reported:
“Studies in the early 1970s showed that marijuana, when smoked, lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with normal pressure and those with glaucoma.”
5. Cannabis can stop epileptic seizures.
The effect that cannabis has on epileptic seizures is one of the greatest modern medical discoveries. Because treatments in this field have been so temperamental, cannabis offers hope to many who struggle with full blown seizures. There are many success stories concerning children who are helped through their epilepsy with the aid of cannabis.
6. It can treat rare conditions like Dravet’s syndrome.
Treatments for rare conditions are hard to come by, and sometimes nonexistent. One such disease is Dravet’s syndrome, a rare seizure disorder. CBD oil had a remarkable effect on Charlotte Figi, a 5-year old who previously suffered 300 seizures a week.
7. Cannabis can slow down Alzheimer’s disease.
This study published in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics found that THC slows the formation of amyloid plaques in by brain. These are the proteins which build up and can cause dementia and Alzheimer’s.
8. Cannabis helps treat multiple sclerosis.
MS is still one the most chronic conditions which doctors have failed to find a cure for. However this study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported MS sufferers reported less pain after smoking cannabis.
9. It could help cure cancer.
While testing is still in its infancy, lad studies have found that THC and CBD oil both shrink tumors. Not to mention the many success stories from cancer patients who testify that cannabis cured their cancer.