Medicinal Marijuana

The therapeutic and medicinal attributes of Marijuana come from various chemicals in the leaves, resin and buds. It is also known for the pulp from stalk, fiber value and very nutritious seed oil. The history of medicinal Marijuana was traced back in 1973 and the earliest record of its medicinal use was traced back in 2737 BC in China.
Marijuana was used in colonial America and listed in the US Pharmacopeia as a tincture of cannabis in 1941. A medical doctor named William B. O’Shaughnessy made a study of it and concluded that it was safe and effective in treating various illnesses. In 1860, the first comprehensive study was made by the Ohio State Medical Society and concluded the same things. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1980 conducted an analysis and review of the health-related effects of Marijuana. The findings recognized the healing effects of marijuana which could lower intraocular pressure for those with glaucoma, control nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and could relax muscles.
Most studies were made to determine the toxic level of Marijuana and concluded that it takes 20,000 to 40,000 times a normal does to cause death. Simply put, one has to inhale or ingest 1,500 pounds of Marijuana within fifteen minutes. When it comes to its addictive potential, it has minor, if any withdrawal symptoms because tolerance to the hemp develops slowly if any at all. In general, the effects of Marijuana are more subtle compared to other substances.

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