Medical Marijuana


The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. Weed is generally used for recreational purpose by youth. However, it is a well-known fat that marijuana is used for ayurvedic purpose as well, especially in India. The plant, Cannabis Sativa, has many healing qualities and has more positive qualities than negative. Some of the positive aspects of weed are:

  • Anxiety: The use of marijuana decreases anxiety. The psychoactive component of the plant helps the brain in relaxing, decreases nausea and relieves pain, basically acting as a sedative.

  • Appetite Enhancer: Smoking up leaves a person asking for more of everything. It has been noticed that smoking weed actually enhances appetite. It is used as a herbal drug for people who suffer from nausea and have poor appetite.

  • Glaucoma: Medical marijuana treats Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition which increases pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision. Marijuana decreases this pressure and slows the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.medical-marijuana-and-a-stethoscopeMedical Marijuana

  • Epileptic seizures: Cannabinoids like the active ingredients in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), control seizures by binding to the brain cells responsible for controlling excitability and regulating relaxation.

  • Surgical wounds: Topical marijuana helps in repairing of the epidermal tissue, basically increasing the pace at which the skin grows back.

  • Increases Brain Activity: Smoking up increases brain activity and helps change the perception of the person. It basically spurs the creativity of the individual.

  • Relieves Nightmares: Smoking up helps the individual sleep better and helps them get away from having nightmares or night-terrors.

  • Slows down various other Diseases: Researchers have been propagating this for a while now that Marijuana actually slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s, slows the cells of cancer from spreading, reduces muscle spasms and other such conditions, helps metabolism, lessens the side effects from the treatment of Hepatitis C and soothes the tremors suffered by people who have Parkinson’s disease

These are some of the assumed aid provided by marijuana to patients. The research is still going on to either prove or disapprove of these facts completely. However, the effects of marijuana have been seen to be more positive than negative. This always ignites the debate and highlights the conspiracy theory that, maybe the government doesn’t legalize marijuana for the sole reason that it would kill all the business of the pharmaceutical companies.