Understanding the Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has for a long time been a controversial topic among legislators, social activists, medical doctors, and the police department. The most unfortunate thing is that those who stand to benefit from medical marijuana aren’t involved in the decision-making process. Here are some of the health-related benefits of medical marijuana :

Pain Relief

Regardless of the system, organ or part of the body affected, there are a lot of medical conditions that cause noticeable pain or discomfort. Excruciating pain has a great impact on your mood, leisure activities, hobbies, and physical activities. The most common causes of chronic pain include nerve damage, chronic migraine, back pain and arthritis. Although you might get relief from painkillers such as oxycodone or morphine, they are associated with high dependency and addiction levels.

Cannabis offers the same health benefits but with less health-related issues or substance abuse. The basis of the pain-killing abilities comes from the way cannabinoids affect the brain. The cannabis contains different cannabinoids that affect the cannabinoid receptors in the brain which eases the pain.

Nausea and Vomiting

Studies investigating the cannabinoid ability to reduce vomiting and nausea have shown a reduction in vomiting and nausea that’s linked to chemotherapy. Different system reviews comparing synthetic cannabinoids such as levonantradol and nabilone with placebo (a non-cannabinoid) has shown that cannabinoids can be more effective than the active control placebo in lowering nausea and vomiting. What’s more, patients preferred to use cannabinoids compared to the active control since it has fewer side …

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