The sound and adverse effects of marijuana are debatable. However, in the medical world, medical practitioners promote the use of the substance.
Through the years, laws and regulations declared marijuana as a harmful and prohibited drug. But with the help of science, technology, and advanced studies, it was seen that it is useful as a doctor’s alternative to preventing or curing diseases.
Prevention of Illnesses
Alzheimer’s disease and seizures are some of the ailments which are said to be prevented by marijuana use. Not all people experience these conditions. However, it still poses issues and difficulties to those who suffer from these diseases. It also includes the hardship of their families in dealing with the circumstances.
Reliever of Pain
Studies show that people, especially women, can consider using cannabis as an alternative treatment to the following discomforts. The list includes dysmenorrhea, dysuria, hyperemesis gravidarum, and menopausal symptoms.
Also, because of its anti-inflammatory characteristics, and is considered as a “powerful analgesic (painkiller),” studies assert that cannabis may also cure arthritis, asthma and even cancer.
Use in Athletics
Recently, CBD was stricken out as a prohibited substance from the World Anti-Doping Agency. CBD is a compound extracted from marijuana. This removal is effective starting next year.
With its elimination from the list, athletes can soon use CBD. Personal testimonies of some athletes show that CBD helped with the healing of the body after a match and reduces inflammation. These athletes also claim that CBD and medical marijuana helps to “avoid having to take addictive opioid pain relievers for long-term pain relief.”
Allows Further Research
Marijuana legalization may help the pharmacological world by enabling the study of the plant’s health benefits or how it can be used to treat illnesses. Research on marijuana will help resolve the myths, claims and violent reactions revolving around the substance.
Marijuana and its outcome, not just for medicinal purposes but as a recreation, will need more studies. The different claims about its benefits require the scrutiny of the policymakers and the people.