7 Proven Medical Benefits of Marijuana

We have already spoken several times on the blog about medical cannabis, marijuana plants that are used for healing purposes rather than fun or recreation.

Even if we believe that the use of this plant is absurdly “demonized”, since if on the one hand its use is persecuted and criminalized in many places, on the other hand smoking is encouraged with advertising campaigns and alcoholism , with the proliferation of bars and festivals, but also with ubiquitous advertising.

This is not a moral issue, but rather a double standard: marijuana has many positive health effects, while tobacco and alcohol have virtually no positive effects and are linked to a host of problems: cardiovascular diseases, alcoholism, cirrhosis, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases, traffic accidents, domestic violence, and a huge and sad etcetera).

A very good thing is that today we can easily sow our plants with autoflowering seeds, which flower beyond the daylight hours to which they are exposed, leaving us the possibility of better devoting ourselves to their care.

It is good to keep in mind that although in some places its use for self-consumption continues to be persecuted, in some places like Spain, for example, important measures have been taken and since 2015 it is legally allowed to grow up to 6 marijuana plants for medicinal or recreational use. This amount is for each household, regardless of the number of people who live in the house or who will use the plants.

benefits of marijuana

But hey, let’s stop talking and see what some of the health benefits of cannabis are, benefits that are scientifically and medically more than proven.


treat glaucoma

One of the lesser known uses of medical marijuana is for the treatment of a serious eye and vision problem, glaucoma, as it has been shown to be very effective in treating and preventing this disease.

Glaucoma is not a disease but a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, with the corresponding consequence the loss of good vision and can lead to the total loss of it. It usually appears in the elderly, but not only, and its origin is due to an overpressure in the eyeball higher than normal.

stimulate the appetite

This use of marijuana is more widespread and effective in people with anorexia and other types of eating disorders, but also in patients with AIDS and cancer, because due to the powerful treatments they often end up by losing appetite, as well as in patients. with Alzheimer’s disease and lung disease.

THC, given in amounts between 5 and 20 mg per day, has been shown to be very effective in all of these cases.

calm the pain

The use of marijuana for pain relief is well proven. Many patients with serious or chronic illnesses use marijuana or other cannabis products (such as CBD oil, also extracted from marijuana) for pain relief.

It is a powerful painkiller, as THC and CBD are very effective in treating all kinds of pain.

marijuana for sleep

Marijuana contains, or at least has been identified so far, 70 different types of phytocannabinoids, two of which help you sleep better and fight insomnia.

These are two of those that have sedative effects, tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. These cannabinoids provide a relaxing effect, both physical and mental, which helps to fight sleep disorders very effectively.

epilepsy treatment

One of the cannabinoid components of marijuana is cannabidiol or CBD, it is one of the most used components in alternative medicine, through multiple products.

CBD is used to treat childhood epilepsy, but the use of marijuana in adult patients and when smoked has also been shown to show great improvements in epilepsy symptoms, while having far fewer side effects than the pharmacological products used to treat this. disease.

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neurodegenerative disorders

Countless studies have shown that Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, the two most common neurodegenerative diseases in people over the age of 60 that affect the central nervous system in a chronic, progressive and disabling way , can be cured or slowed by marijuana.

cancer treatments

People undergoing cancer treatment, primarily chemotherapy, experience many side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and general malaise, as well as loss of appetite.

Smoking and consuming products containing THC, again according to scientific studies, help many patients to improve their appetite and the discomfort of this aggressive but often unavoidable treatment.

These are some of the most common uses for medical marijuana. There are many others, and many others are being investigated and gradually validated scientifically. It is important to eliminate prejudice against this plant, considered sacred even in some cultures, and to stop associating it with harmful drugs such as heroin or cocaine, with which it shares practically nothing.

What other uses of medical marijuana do you know? Leave it in the comments. Your contribution will help us continue to learn and discover the wide uses of this plant.

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