Medical Marijuana for Pain and Depression

Marijuana is considered as one of the most therapeutically active and beneficial substances know to man. It has been used for medical purposes for about 4,000 years. Writings that came from ancient India confirmed and recognized its psychoactive properties and doctors used it for different ailments and illnesses. Because of the marijuana prohibition, its medical use is restricted. Nevertheless, current Canadian government legislation has made it more available for patients.
Medical marijuana is shown to considerably decrease chronic pain in those who have damaged nerves. Moreover, marijuana consumption minimizes anxiety and depression. Marijuana extracts in pill forms were reported to be wonderful in treating pain. Medical marijuana helps alleviate the pain from various injuries and disorders. Although mild anxiety is the usual side effect in some who use marijuana, it can elevate the mood and expand the mind.
The 9.4% THC active ingredient of marijuana helps reduce pain, decreases anxiety and depression and aids in sleep as well. At the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, Dr. Mark Ware reported that 25 mg herbal marijuana with 9.45% THC when administered as a single smoke three times everyday for five days dramatically reduces the intensity of pain than 0% THC cannabis placebo in those with chronic post-traumatic or post surgical pain.

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