HEALTH + WELLNESS

BENEFITS OF CANNABIS

PAIN RELIEF

Those with chronic pain have found relief through cannabis use to be more effective than Aspirin, and much safer than opioids. 
 

-> Medical Marijuana and Chronic Pain
-> Business Insider

-> Cannabis vs. Opioids for Chronic Pain

ANXIETY REDUCTION

Marijuana use has been shown to decrease levels of anxiety, according to a Harvard study.
 

-> Cannabis and Anxiety

 
SLOWS CANCER CELL GROWTH

Research has shown that cannabis oil works to slow and even stop cancer cells from spreading by turning off specific genes central to the growth of cancerous tumors.
 

-> Marijuana and Cancer

 
IMPROVES EPILECTIC SEIZURES

As above, Epilepsy sufferers find relief with cannabis. Research from New York University shows that seizure suffers who were resistant to pharmaceuticals responded positively to cannabidiol.
 

-> Using cannabis to treat Epilepsy

TREATS GLAUCOMA

Using cannabis decreases pressure in the eye, relieving the increased eye pressure associated with Glaucoma.
 

-> Glaucoma and Marijuana Use

-> Top 4 Benefits of Cannabis for Glaucoma

-> Pros and Cons of Cannabis for Glaucoma

 
RELIEF FROM SYMPTOMS OF IBS AND CROHN'S DISASE

Researchers found that cannabis improve gut health of Crohn’s Disease patients, however some studies have been inconclusive. IBS patients have found relief of symptoms.
 

-> Medical Marijuana Achieves ‘Complete Remission’ Of Crohn's Disease

 
TREATS SIDE EFFECTS OF CANCER TREATMENT

Numerous studies have long shown that people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine, and that use of medical marijuana can be helpful for reducing nausea and vomiting linked to chemotherapy.
 

-> Marijuana for treatment of cancer treatment side effects

-> Marijuana for relief of side effects of cancer treatment 

RELIEVES ARTHRIS SYMPTOMS

Arthritis sufferers reported pain reduction and improved sleep using a cannabinoid-based medication. 

-> Medical marijuana for rheumatic arthritis pain

-> Marijuana for relief of psoriatic arthritis pain

REDUCES PTSD SYMPTOMS

Preliminary research shows that marijuana improves several PTSD-related symptoms including flashbacks, poor sleep, and agitation.
 

-> Using Cannabis to Treat PTSD

-> General use of Cannabis for PTSD 

-> Marijuana for use as treatment for PTSD

-> Cannabanoids prevent the effects of footshock

EASES PAIN OF MS

Marijuana may ease painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests THC binds to receptors in the nerves and muscles to relieve pain. Other studies suggest that the chemical also helps control the muscle spasms.
 

-> Marijuana may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms 

RELIEF FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Marijuana holds numerous benefits for Parkinson’s sufferers including: reduced, tremors, better sleep quality, ease in movement and pain relief.
 

-> Marijuana for treatment of Parkinson's

FURTHER READING:

->  Medical Marijuana

-> 23 Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

-> Israel is a global leader in marijuana research

-> The Endocannabinoid System as an Emerging Target of Pharmacotherapy

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