Besides the adverse effects marijuana has on persons using the drug, it has rich medicinal benefits. Cannabis can be used as medicine in the form of liquid or capsules. The drug’s effects start to manifest within a short time and can last for over four hours. THC and CBD are the two important compounds in the plant that have medicinal value. In our cannabis news, we tell you about the medical conditions that can be treated or relieved of using marijuana.
Nausea and Vomiting
THC can increase appetite and reduce nausea.
Cannabis helps relieve side effects resulting from antineoplastic therapy. THC has also been shown to help enhance the working of some antiemetic drugs when used together. Marijuana is rich in Nabilone, which helps reduce nausea in hepatitis and AIDS patients.
Help Increase Lung Capacity
Use of marijuana may help patients who experience difficulties in breathing. Marijuana helps enhance lung capacity for patients who do not smoke. Smoking of marijuana involves taking long breaths which helps increase the functioning of the lungs. Additionally, cannabis smokers have a reduced probability of suffering from smoking-related cancers.
Treatment of Epilepsy
Cannabis has long been used in the treatment of epilepsy since it has superior antiepileptic properties. THC contains diazepam and phenytoin which help reduce convulsions. Epileptic patients can use the drug to control seizures.
Treatment of Asthma
THC has similar characteristics with bronchodilators. In fact, THC has been shown to be more effective in clearing bronchoconstriction in the respiratory system in asthma patients compared to salbutamol and isoprenaline, with 15 mg of oral TCH being equivalent to the standard therapeutic doses administered in hospitals. The drug is administered orally to avoid irritation to the respiratory system.
Treatment of Drug Dependency and Withdrawal Symptoms
Another medicinal use of cannabis is combating withdrawal effects resulting from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates. The drug has been found to reduce stress and physical withdrawal symptoms that accompany continued abstinence to the use of such medications. The drug helps drug addicts from relapsing into the use of drugs.
Alleviation of Pain
Cannabis has been shown to contain analgesic properties, thus useful in alleviating neuropathic pain from cancer, HIV, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and bowel inflammation.