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All About The Benefits Of Cannabis.
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Most individuals when they hear of cannabis, they think pot, chronic, marijuana, an unlawful herb
which can cause them long prison convictions where the authorities throw away the key. Some
people have heard that the use of marijuana can drive you nuts. However how many of you knew
there is another side to marijuana use. Yes! outside of recreational drug use. Marijuana help
A.I.D.S suffers, cancer suffers, suffers of Multiple Sclerosis. Various studies have shown cannabis
may be useful in addressing alcohol abuse,attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or
AD/HD), collagen-induced arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,asthma,atherosclerosis,bipolar disorder,
colorectal cancer,depression, diabetic retinopathy, dystonia, epilepsy, digestive diseases, gliomas,
hepatitis C, Huntington's disease, hypertension, urinary incontinence, leukemia, skin tumors,
morning sickness, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Parkinson's disease,
pruritus, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, and anorexia
nervosa. However regarding some of these claims validation of these results needs longer,
controlled studies on broader samples. Which may not occur due to the criminal status of this
magnificent herb




Although the extent of the medicinal value of cannabis has been disputed, and despite the
opposition to research and use put forward by most national governments, it does have several
well-documented beneficial effects. Among these are: the amelioration of nausea and vomiting,
stimulation of hunger in chemotherapy and AIDS patients, lowered intraocular eye pressure
(shown to be effective for treating glaucoma), as well as general analgesic effects (pain relief). In
fact Marijuana has been used in China and India as early as 3000 B.C. to treat a variety of
ailments from easing the pain of childbirth to relieving asthma and epilepsy symptoms, even
improving appetite and mental or emotional dispositions. In fact marijuana was the weapon of
choice when it came to medicinal treatment in pre 1930's U.S.A. Cannabis was used in the
treatment of all kinds of malady from tooth ache to several forms of anxiety disorders. However it
is in recent times that marijuana also known as Hemp is again finding prominence in the medicinal
arena. This was influenced by efforts being done by researchers investigating methods of
ascertaining cannabis intoxication when they observed that smoking the drug reduced intraocular
pressure. Thus arousing efforts for further research in the medicinal benefits of marijuana.




The National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a policy in May 1999 that prescribed the need for
further research into the use of marijuana for medical treatment. The NIH maintains that the use of
marijuana for medical reasons must involve an analysis of the benefits of use as well as the
possible risks. Although the United States has not openly supported any efforts regarding the
medicinal efficacy of marijuana. Most other countries have researched and identified various areas
in which Cannabis help relieve suffering.
Research released in the British Journal of Cancer reported that the intra-cranial administration of
THC was associated with reduced tumor cell proliferation in humans with higher
glioblastomaecting the viability of non transformed counterparts. This was supported by Italian
researcher who identified "cannabinoids have displayed a great potency in reducing glioma tumor
growth. Appearing to be selective antitumoral agents as they kill glioma cells without affecting the
viability of non transformed counterparts." What this means really is that cannabiniods which is a
component of cannabis effectively isolates and destroy brain cancer cells without harming or
affecting healthy brain cells unlike any invasive or radiation therapy known of. Spanish researcher
Dr. Manuel Guzman, one of the world's leading experts in the field, wrote in a 2003 review in the
journal Nature Reviews: Cancer, "Cannabinoids are selective anti-tumor compounds, as they can
kill tumor cells without affecting their non-transformed counterparts." It is likely that cannabinoid
receptors regulate cell-survival and cell-death pathways differently in tumor and non tumor cells."
But Medicinal marijuana benefits doesn't stop with cancer either, remember I mentioned earlier it
also delivers benefit to persons suffering with A.I.D.S




What assistance does marijuana offer A.I.D.S stricken individuals? Here is how marijuana helps;
Researchers at Columbia University publicized clinical trial data in 2007 showing that HIV/AIDS
patients who breathed in cannabis four times everyday experienced considerable increases in
food intake with little evidence of irritation and no impairment of cognitive performance. They
reasoned that smoked marijuana has a clear medical benefit in HIV-positive patients. In another
study in 2008, researchers found that marijuana significantly reduces HIV-related neuropathic pain
when added to a patients already-prescribed pain management regimen and may be an "effective
option for pain relief" in those whose pain is not controlled with current medications. Medical
cannabis appears to help negate appetite loss, nausea, and pain associated with HIV and AIDS.
Additionally marijuana's use has been known to ease the dementia, also known as AIDS dementia
complex, HIV dementia, HIV encephalopathy, HIV-associated dementia, HIV-associated
neurocognitive disorder, and HIV-related dementia suffered by many AIDS patients during the end
stages of the disease.




That's cancer and AIDS what else is there? It is a very long list which I will share with in another
article. However some individuals may think that cannabis is just great for any disease or disorder.
The problem is that every individual responds to cannabis differently depending upon their age
and illness, their unique genetics, the setting in which cannabis is utilised, the particular strain,
makeup, and potency of the cannabis used, and the unique thinking and emotions of that patient.
It remains arguable whether medical marijuana is a legitimate treatment or a miracle drug. I
personally cannot substantiate that however from where I stand it seems marijuana is very helpful.




Scientists have identified sixty six biologically active ingredients in Marijuana helps to relieve pain,
alleviate suffering and may be a possible cure for brain cancer. The use marijuana for medical
reasons has been known to help improve the quality of life for many sick and ailing. We should
encourage our local representatives to examine and accept marijuana for medicinal use.




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