The entire unprocessed marijuana plant when used for medical purposes. The active ingredient in cannabis is delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol or also known as THC. This component is responsible for giving people a high feeling. Medical marijuana is the same marijuana which is originally used for recreational purposes but instead is used for the treatment of diseases. The chemicals in medical marijuana serve in the appetite, memory, movement, and pain.
The research has shown the following impact of medical cannabis:
THC has been observed to increase appetite, decreases pain, inflammation and reduces nausea. CBD or cannabidiol is not popular for recreational purposes but is popular for its medicinal applications such as reducing pain, inflammation, controlling epileptic seizures and might treat mental illness and addictions. FDA has approved one of the CBD based liquid medication known as epidiolex for the treatment of childhood epilepsy basically Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome.
The THC: CBD has been used together as well. Sativex or Nabiximols is a specific plant extract which has an equal ratio of THC: CBD. It is approved as a drug in the UK and a few places in Europe for treating multiple sclerosis, spasticity, neuropathic pain.
Some of the reasons to consider medical cannabis over other alternatives are as follow:
Medical cannabis is legal at some places so one can easily access it from shops, dispensaries. It is also available in various edible forms such as candies or cookies, oils and extracts and as something that can be smoked and inhaled. These cannabis dispensaries require a medical marijuana card to sell the products which issued by a licensed health care professional.
There are various websites and medical cannabis blog are available which provide information and details about cannabis with all its advantages, applications, availability and even side effects.