Marijuana can treat a number of serious diseases, so in some countries it is a legal product and can be purchased at a pharmacy.
- An epileptic seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological problem, including migraine and Alzheimer’s disease. The substance cannabidiol, which has less pronounced properties than untreated marijuana, can reduce the number of attacks by 54%.
- Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder of mental activity, which in most cases begins as dementia. This is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that begins slowly and gradually destroys the human psyche. In most cases, the symptoms of the disease are: memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. It is expected that by 2050 there will be 13.8 million patients, that is, the number of cases will increase by 68%. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease, but there are results from a study that show that cannabis has a retarding disease and healing power. Scientists even claim that cannabinoids will become drugs of a new generation.
- Multiple sclerosis (muscle spasm) is known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis. This is an inflammatory process that affects the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord, resulting in physical, mental and psychiatric problems. Studies have shown that cannabinoid THC helps control muscle spasms in patients.
- Recently, the facts of oncological use of a dose of cannabinoid THC for the treatment of skin cancer have recently appeared. This method was tested on dogs, but in smaller doses, and the results were positive. Cannabis is officially used in some US states to reduce pain syndromes in cancer patients, to increase appetite and to treat insomnia.
- The substance that treats schizophrenia is cannabidiol. While marijuana causes a schizophrenic-like effect, namely the HNT substance, cannabidiol (CBD) treats it. In 2012, the results of the study were published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. They argued that the substance CBD has a positive effect on the treatment of schizophrenia and has already begun the second phase of clinical trials. They included 39 patients, 20 of whom received a dose of CBD, and 19 patients received amisulpride. The results of treatment were positive in both cases, but those patients who received a dose of CBD had fewer side effects.
- Diabetes of the second type (insulin-independent type) is a metabolic disease that is accompanied by a high level of sugar. This type is different from diabetes of the first insulin-dependent type, in which there is an absolute failure of insulin by the pancreas. In May 2013, an article of three authors was published in The American Journal of Medicine that cannabis plays a key role in controlling sugar levels. The study involved 4,657 people, including current and past adherents to the use of marijuana. Their sugar level was 16% lower. A pharmaceutical company, a licensed marijuana-based drug maker, has created a drug for type 2 diabetics, GW42004.
- Smoking marijuana is believed to cause pulmonary pathology. And according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the substance THC exhibits anti-inflammatory properties in the treatment of asthmatics.
- High cholesterol, which reduces the pressure in the blood vessels, adversely affects erectile function in men. Data published in the journal Clinical and Developmental Immunology, say that marijuana can reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Clinical studies have shown that cannabinoids reduce the negative effect of hypercholesterolemia, the main disease that causes erectile dysfunction.
- Pain relief is one of the main properties of marijuana. Removing pain in multiple sclerosis, it will help reduce pain in patients with arthritis. Moreover, when smoking marijuana, the pain passes faster than when it is used in another form. According to research conducted by the Canadian consortium, which was engaged in research on cannabinoids, 36% of Canadians relieve pain in arthritis, namely, smoking marijuana. But in such cases, people are prone to addiction and dependence.
- Hepatitis C – an infectious disease that affects the liver and is caused by the hepatitis C virus. The Wyoming Institute, working in the field of studying the therapeutic effect of marijuana, has developed a treatment regimen based on Chunky Crimson. Clinical studies have shown that 99.8% of patients were cured of hepatitis C.
No one proves that smoking marijuana is a good thing. Studies that have been conducted for decades have shown that her smoking causes a number of diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory organs and the nervous system. But the fact that substances derived from cannabis, cure some diseases, changes the attitude to this plant.