Decades of studies have shown that medical marijuana has many very real health benefits.  The beneficial effects of this drug are meant to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.  Some of the most common benefits:

1. Pain Relief

The use of medical marijuana is focused on applying the beneficial effects of this drug to a patient in an effort to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.One of the major benefits associated with medicinal marijuana use is the relief of chronic or neuropathic pain. –LiveStrong

2. Increase Appetite

Use of marijuana stimulates the body’s metabolism and causes users to experience an increase in appetite. Numerous disease states–including cancer and HIV–can cause symptoms of decreased appetite to develop in affected patients. If this occurs, patients often lose significant amounts of weight, which can be detrimental to the disease recovery process. The human body requires energy–in the form of ingested food–to fight infection and heal cell or tissue damage. In patients who experience decreased appetite due to a specific disease, medical marijuana may be helpful in appetite stimulation. Medicinal marijuana can signal a food craving within a patient’s body, encouraging the patient to eat to provide energy to the body. Read more. –LiveStrong

3.  Decrease Nausea or Vomiting

Many patients experience nausea or vomiting due to certain diseases or treatments, such as chemotherapy. The National Cancer Institute reports that THC–the active ingredient in marijuana–may decrease symptoms of nausea or vomiting in certain cancer patients. Controlling such symptoms in diseased patients can improve a patient’s quality of life and may make certain patients more receptive to disease treatment. Read more. -LiveStrong

4. Muscle Relaxant

Inhalation of marijuana smoke relaxes the muscles within the body. Patients who experience frequent muscle tightness or twitching (spasticity) often have difficulty completing normal tasks associated with daily activities. Such patients may benefit from the use of medical marijuana, as this drug can help reduce symptoms of muscle tension or muscular aches or pains. This form of treatment may increase a patient’s ability to move normally and can promote a more positive quality of life.  Read more.   -LiveStrong

Many studies have produced additional findings that further indicate the benefits of medical marijuana.  Read more:  Weed Smokers Guide
Medical marijuana has been proven with scientific research to treat:nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrom, unintentional weight loss, lack of appetite, spasticity, extremely painful conditions like neurogenic pain, movement disorders, asthma and glaucoma.
Preliminary research findings indicate that medical marijuana can be useful in treating:inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease), migraines, fibromyalgia and other related conditions, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Tourette syndrom, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD).

Other studies have shown that medical marijuana can also benefit: alcohol abuse, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, collagen-induced arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, autism, bipolar disorder, childhood mental disorders, colorectal cancer, depression, diabetic retinopathy, dystonia, epilepsy, digestive diseases, gliomas, hepatitis C, Huntington’s disease, hypertension, urinary incontinence, leukemia, skin tumors, morning sickness, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (Staph Infection/MRSA) Parkinson’s disease, pruritus, posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD), sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, and anorexia nervosa.


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