Benefits of Medical Cannabis

The use of cannabis has been dated as early as 400BC, and has been used throughout human history for a variety of reasons. With advancements in technology and genetic engineering, we now know more about the cannabis plant than ever before. Cannabinoids are compounds found within the cannabis plant, and these bind to the cannabinoid receptors in our brain. THC and CBD are the two most widely known, but there are now more than 100 known cannabinoids, all with different medical applications. Cannabinoids have been known to relieve chronic pain, making cannabis an excellent alternative for patients with chronic pain, instead of taking prescription painkillers. Cannabis has also been known to assist in the regulation of insulin, helping to lower the risk of diabetes, as well as help patients manage their weight. Many patients who suffer from depression and anxiety have reported that cannabis has helped with these symptoms as well. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are known to carry long lists of side effects, and cannabis patients typically report no adverse side effects, as cannabis is a natural medicine. Cannabis has shown to help patients who suffer from ADD/ADHD, as cannabis has shown an ability to aid patients to maintain an increased level of focus. Cannabis has lately been shown to help regulate seizures. Many patients with uncontrollable seizures have reported that cannabis has been able to help with seizures while prescription medications have not. Every day we are discovering new benefits of cannabis. Talk to your doctor today to see if cannabis is a good treatment for your ailments.

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