The Benefit of Medical Marijuana


Marijuana is from herb, weed, bud, ganja, pot, grass. Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves and flowers of Cannabis sativa the hemp plant. Sometimes the users smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints; many use pipes, water pipes (sometimes called bongs), or marijuana cigars called blunts (often made by slicing open cigars and replacing some or all of the tobacco with marijuana). However, concentrated resins containing high doses of marijuana’s active ingredients, including honey-like “hash oil,” waxy “budder,” and hard amber-like “shatter,” are increasingly popular among both recreational and medical users. The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects sought by recreational users, is delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC). The chemical is found in resin produced by the leaves and buds primarily of the female cannabis plant. The plant also contains more than 500 other chemicals, including over 100 compounds that are chemically related to THC, called cannabinoids.

Actually the benefits of marijuana are so many. You can use to brew tea and particularly when it is sold or consumed for medical purposes; sometimes it can mix into foods like brownies, candies or cookies. Because marijuana has a meaning that has a high potential for abuse and no legitimate therapeutic uses; it is exceptionally difficult to do high-quality studies on its medicinal effects in the U.S. But the idea of marijuana may has therapeutic effects is rooted in solid science. Marijuana contains 60 active ingredients known as cannabinoids. The body naturally makes its own form of cannabinoids to modulate pain.

The primary psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana is THC, or tetrahydro-cannabinol. THC targets of the CB1 receptor, a cannabinoid receptor found that primarily in the brain, but also in the nervous system, liver, kidney and lungs. The CB1 receptor is activated to quiet the response to pain or noxious chemicals. In a place controlled, marijuana is effective to reducing neuropathic pain, or pain caused by damaged nerves, in HIV patients. Opiates, such as morphine, aren’t effective at treating that sort of pain.

While smoking marijuana may reduce intraocular pressure, marijuana must be consumed during the day because it can have the desired effect and other drugs are more effective. For example, in 2012 study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry found that cannabidiol may be effective in treating schizophrenia. In the study at the University of Cologne, 42 patients randomly received either cannabidiol or amisulpride, an effective drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia, for 28 days. Comparison of the clinical effects found “no relevant difference” between the two treatments.

Marijuana does have side effects. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors, which are concentrated in the areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception. The effects of marijuana can interfere with attention, judgment and balance. So, you must think carefully if you want to try marijuana because it can make many causes and effects in your food, medicine or drugs, drink, etc. Think carefully about that!