Marijuana Facts

Marijuana is a common name for the crude drug from the Cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana or cannabis has been used for medical purposes for thousands of years throughout the world. It was in various medications in the US until in the early ‘40s and considered by Dr. William Osler, father of modern medicine as the best treatment for migraine headaches during the 1800s.
The immediate effects of marijuana are the dulling of the senses, decreased memory and an increase or decrease in the ability to concentrate. As a result, the person is able to manage pain. Just like other medications, the effects differ from one person to another and depend on the kind of marijuana used.
Some of the benefits of using marijuana is alleviating pain, allows reduction of opiate use in persons who suffer from arthritis, herniated discs, migraines, traumatic injury, fibromyalgia and more. Moreover, it helps stimulate appetite and relieves cachexia in people with AIDS, cancer and Hepatitis C. It also relieves neuropathic pain form peripheral neuropathy in people with diabetes or the side effects of chemotherapy. It decreases nausea and vomiting associated with HIV, cancer and Hepatitis-C chemotherapy. It helps decrease the intra-ocular pressure on people with glaucoma. Marijuana is also known to relieve muscle spasm, aids sleep for insomniacs and alleviates migraine headaches.

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