8 Secrets of Medical Marijuana
Justine Alford at iflscience.com wrote a great in-depth article about the benefits of medical marijuana. I’ll spare you the technical jargon but basically she highlights these benefits:
1. Stimulates Appetites
Yes the munchies can be good for you, especially if you have cancer or other diseases that zap your natural appetite.
2. Controls Nausea and Vomiting
Once again, for people with disease or very sensitive stomach’s like I do, weed can help reduce or flat out eliminate nausea and vomiting.
3. Pain Relief
Common bodily pains like back pain, can be reduced with marijuana.
Marijuana can actually increase the blood flow to the eye which helps to reduce the pressure on the eye that comes from Glaucoma.
One of the more well-known and promising effects of marijuana is the reduction of seizures. Many high-profile cases have been documented in which children’s seizures have been reduced by 60-90 percent. More research is still needed though.
6. Muscle Tension and Spasms
There are conflicting studies showing that people with Multiple Sclerosis report having their muscle stiffness reduced after taking marijuana.
7. Auto-immune Disease
This is in the early stages of research as well, but just like muscle tension and spasms, there are some very promising studies showing that marijuana can actually improve individuals suffering from arthritis and MS.
8. Anti-tumor Properties
There have been studies after studies showing the anti-tumor properties of marijuana and their effects on individuals.