Seth M of Expanded Consciousness writes:
While research on marijuana is growing due to it being legalized in more and more states across America, it is still banned on the federal level, making the research process very difficult. But, as scientists and the general public start to realize the untapped potential of marijuana, the stigma and propaganda surrounding the substance has begun to fade.
You may have heard of some of the popular medical strains of marijuana that have come to light in the media recently due to uplifting stories of children and debilitated people using marijuana to overcome the daily obstacles created by their conditions. These include Charlotteâs Web, Harlequin, Sour Tsunami and Cannatonic.
Here are five conditions that react much better to marijuana than they do prescription drugs:
Cancer is often the big one, as the active component in marijuana, cannabinoids, have actually been seen to reduce the growth of tumors, as well as kill cancerous cells.
Additionally, researchers recently discovered that cannabidiol has the ability to âturn offâ the gene that causes metastasis in aggressive forms of cancer.
The National Pain Foundation conducted an online survey of over 1300 people who suffered from FM and found that 379 of them reported using cannabis for therapy, and 62 percent of them rated cannabis as âvery effectiveâ regarding the treatment of their condition.
When compared to FM patients who used Cymbalta (Duloxene) instead, about 8 percent said the drug was âvery effectiveâ and 60 percent said the drug didnât work at all.
There are a handful of drugs used to treat epilepsy, most of which increase the prominence of side effects like fatigue and lack of appetite. Theyâve also been seen to increase the risk of depression and psychoses. New evidence shows that cannabis compounds have anticonvulsant properties, much of which has been discovered by parents seeking alternative solutions to their childâs seizures.
It is now widely believed that cannabinoid therapy might just be the best possible treatment for those who suffer from chronic epilepsy.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Researchers reviewed over 2,608 studies to determine which therapies held the best evidence indicating effective treatment for MS patients and found that medical marijuana (in spray and pill form) had the most promise.
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