Medical Properties of Marijuana

The various chemicals of the buds, leaves and resin of marijuana have therapeutic properties. Marijuana’s medical use goes back to 1973 by Mikuriya. Earliest medical property uses of marijuana were traced back in 2737 BC in China.
Marijuana’s therapeutic potential helps in lowering the pressure of the intraocular pressure for patients with glaucoma, controlling severe vomiting and nausea due to chemotherapy, helps relax muscles, anticonvulsant and many more uses. Unique to marijuana or the cannabis plant is the Cannabinoids. There are more than 60 cannabinoids in marijuana which includes 9-TCH Propyl Analogue, Cannabidiol, Cannabinol, Cannabidiol Analogue, Cannabichromene Propyl Analogue and Cannabigerol.
The THC is the cannabinoid that up to this day has receive the most attention from both the scientific community and general public. Nonetheless, THC and others have been known to contain anti-spasmodic, analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-tremor, anti-inflammatory, appetite-stimulant and anti-emtic properties. Currently, a research is done about the immunomodulatory and neuroprotective effects of cannabinoid. There are already fourteen US states that legalized the use of marijuana for patients suffering from illnesses and diseases that marijuana could help alleviate. The law includes using it for these patients and growing their own hemp for medical purposes. Many patients attest that they feel better and could deal with their symptoms better by using medical marijuana.

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