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12 Researched Health Benefits of Marijuana

Health Benefits Marijuana

Current research is revealing that marijuana provides many health benefits. 12 health conditions that marijuana can help alleviate are listed here:

Alzheimer’s — Marijuana has been found to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research by the Scripps Research Institute.

Anxiety — Harvard Medical School found that marijuana can provide anti-anxiety effects. (Although, high doses can increase anxiety and paranoia.)

Pain — Marijuana can alleviate pain and inflammation.

Arthritis — Marijuana can alleviate pain and inflammation linked to arthritis.

Crohn’s disease — Marijuana was shown to induce “complete remission” for patients suffering from Crohn’s disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease.

Cancer — Research in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal found that cannabidiol (CBD), which is a natural chemical found in marijuana, turns off a gene called “Id-1,” which cancer cells use to multiply.

Epilepsy — Marijuana has been shown in Virginia Commonwealth University’s animal studies to stop seizures.

Glaucoma — Researchers are working on developing new marijuana-based treatments for glaucoma pain after learning its effectiveness for treating glaucoma, a condition that increases pressure inside the eyeball and can lead to vision loss.

Lung Health — Research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that marijuana is capable of increasing lung capacity.

Multiple Sclerosis — A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that cannabinoids (CBD, THC, etc) found in marijuana significantly reduced pain from multiple sclerosis.

Nausea — Marijuana contains a minimum of 60 chemicals known as cannabinoids, of which THC is most widely known (because of its psychoactive effects), and it has been used in the treatment of nausea, including drug- or chemotherapy-induced nausea.

Parkinson’s Disease — Research published in MedPage Today found that marijuana eases tremors and improves fine motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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