Benefits Medical Marijuana may be arriving sooner than later. For a long time the alternative side of medicine has shouted the medical benefits of cannabis from the rooftops. Australia’s Federal Parliament agreed when they voted to change drug legislation to allow marijuana medical use and growing trials under strict regulations and licensing this year.
This does not mean it is a free for all to smoke and grow weed as it is still illegal in Australia for recreational use. This is about using it to benefit people with medical conditions where man-made drugs fail or are more beneficial for a patient’s overall healthcare plan. Though the marijuana growing trials are only for the benefit of epilepsy sufferers at this time, it is a step forward for Australia in recognising marijuana’s medical benefits.
How does marijuana work medically?
Marijuana has more than 400 compounds in its make up including cannabinoids. They all have individual medical characteristics that combine together in a cannabis plant to holistically create therapeutic effects.
Cannabinoids work by attaching to the receptors in your brain, glands, connective tissue, organs and immune system cells to ease the symptoms of an illness. The receptors are called endocabbinoids and they are responsible for maintaining your body’s inner balance. There are three types of cannabinoids:
- synthetic – manmade in a laboratory
- herbal (phytocabbinoids) – produced naturally by plants
- endogenous (endocabbinoids) – occurs naturally in humans and animals.
Many Benefits Medical Marijuana are being discovered. Many diseases occur due to a lack of cannabinoids in the system. Our endocabbinoid system regulates the body’s internal system to help all the body’s systems to work together harmoniously. A healthy person produces a steady supply of endocabbinoids to keep the body’s internal system well maintained. If endocabbinoids do not reach receptors in some areas of the body, these cells can begin to malfunction. Put simply, the cannabinoids in medical cannabis replace the body’s lack of endocabbinoids in any part of the body where they are lacking to help rebalance it.
What diseases can marijuana treat?
It is still unclear exactly how many illnesses the Benefits Medical Marijuana can do, but they include:
- Multiple Sclerosis – Cannabis can relieve tremors, muscular pain and spasms common in multiple sclerosis sufferers by binding the receptors in the muscles and nerves causing pain.
- Weight loss – Cannabis assists in restoring and increasing the metabolic system.
- Epilepsy – Cannabis can prevent and control seizures in some people by controlling the damaged cells to encourage them to relax.
- Glaucoma – Cannabis relieves the pain (and can slow) of glaucoma by relieving pressure on the inside of the eye when smoked, taken orally, or given intravenously.
- Depression and anxiety – While some people find cannabis makes them anxious, in others it relieves anxiety and depression by elevating their mood.
- AIDS – Cannabis can help relieve the symptoms of nausea, vomiting and appetite loss caused by the illness and the drugs used to treat it.
- Chronic Pain – Cannabis relieves pain caused by accidents and illnesses.
- Cancer – It is often said that cancer’s treatment is worse than the disease. Cannabis relieves the side effects of cancer treatments, and may slow down or reverse certain types of cancer.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Cannabis can relieve the anxiety and depression characteristic of the disease by regulating the receptors that cause anxiety and fear. It is approved to treat PTSD in some states of the US. People can get a licence to smoke or use cannabis vapours, which was a first for the US government.
- Crohn’s Disease – Recent research shows cannabis is effective in treating inflammation and bowel problems in Crohn’s disease patients.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – Cannabis relives pain and inflammation, and helps those in constant pain to sleep.
- Alzheimer’s disease – A 2006 study found the THC in cannabis blocked the enzymes in the brain that create amyloid plaques. It is these plaques that kill the brain cells that cause Alzheimer’s disease.
- Parkinson’s disease – Israel’s research has shown smoking pot relieves the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as sleeplessness, tremors and pain.
- Stroke – An English university found in its research with mice, rats and monkeys that marijuana helped reduce the area of the brain a stroke affected. The marijuana worked to protect the brain from the damage caused by a stroke.
Benefits Medical Marijuana
While there is much debate around the world about marijuana’s medical benefits, there are a lot of stories from people who believe marijuana has benefited their illness positively. There is also a lot of research that indicates marijuana is a medicinal plant that should be readily available to people for medicinal use. BC Seeds has the most advanced medical marijuana strains as well as genetically modified strains like Sky Heaven Bud and Multiverse God Bud. But demand is so high they are often sold out.