“Marijuana” a medicine, There is a lot of benefits of Marijuana, which is stated in this article and it works to prevent many diseases.
1. Weed can be used to treat Glaucoma
Marijuana is the one thing that could be used to treat and prevent the eye disease glaucoma, which increases pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision. Effects of the drug may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.
2. It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health
There’s a fair amount of evidence that marijuana does no harm to the lungs, unless you also smoke tobacco, and one study published in Journal of the American Medical Association found that marijuana not only doesn’t impair lung function, it may even increase lung capacity. A recent survey of people who smoked pot daily for up to 20 years found no evidence that smoking pot harmed their lungs.
4. It can help control epileptic seizures
Marijuana use can prevent epileptic seizures in rats, a 2003 study showed. The findings were published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
5. It also decreases the symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet’s Syndrome.
There are at least two major active chemicals in marijuana that researchers think have medicinal applications (there are up to 79 known active compounds). Those two are cannabidiol (CBD) — which seems to impact the brain mostly without a high— and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — which has pain relieving (and other) properties.
7. A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer cells from spreading in the lab.
CBD may also help prevent cancer from spreading, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco reported in 2007. One 2014 study found that marijuana can significantly show the growth of the type of brain tumor associated with 80% of malignant brain cancer in people.
8. It may decrease anxiety
Medical marijuana users claim the drug helps relieve pain and suppress nausea — the two main reasons it’s often used to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy. Beware, though, higher doses can increase anxiety and make you paranoid.
10. THC may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Marijuana may be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a study led by Kim Janda of the Scripps Research Institute suggests. Another study suggested that in based studies, a THC-based prescription drug called dronabinol was able to reduce behavioral disturbances in dementia patients.
11. The drug eases the pain of multiple sclerosis
Marijuana may ease painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in May suggests. The THC in the pot binds to receptors in the nerves and muscles to relieve pain. Other studies suggest that the chemical also helps control the muscle spasms.
13. Other types of muscle spasms could be helped too
Other types of muscle spasms respond to marijuana as well. Gupta also found a teenager named Chaz who was using medical marijuana to treat diaphragm spasms that were untreatable by other, prescribed and very strong, His condition is called myoclonus diaphragmatic flutter (also known as Leeuwenhoek’s Disease) and causes non stop spasming in the abdominal muscles which are not only painful, but interfere with breathing and speaking. Smoking marijuana was able to calm the attacks almost immediately.
14. It lessens side effects from treating hepatitis C and increases treatment effectiveness.
Treatment for hepatitis C infection is harsh — negative side effects include fatigue, nausea, muscle aches, loss of appetite, and depression — and lasts for months. Many people aren’t able to finish their treatment course because of the side effects.
But, pot to the rescue: A 2006 study in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found that 86% of patients using marijuana successfully completed their Hep C therapy, while only 29% of non-smokers completed their treatment, possibly because the marijuana helps lessens the treatments side effects.
Marijuana also seems to improve the treatment’s effectiveness: 54% of hep C patients smoking marijuana got their viral levels low and kept them low, in comparison to only 8% of nonsmokers.
16. Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease.
Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis could benefit from marijuana use, studies suggest. Even more research finds that people with Crohn’s and other inflammatory bowel disorders use cannabis to help deal with their symptoms, even if there are questions about how much marijuana can or can’t help.
17. It relieves arthritis discomfort
Marijuana alleviates pain, reduces inflammation, and promotes sleep, which may help relieve pain and discomfort for people with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers announced in 2011.
19. It keeps you skinny and helps your metabolism
A study published in the American Journal Of Medicine on April 15 of 2013 suggested that pot smokers are skinnier than the average person and have healthier metabolism and reaction to sugars, even though they do end up eating more calories. Not only were the pot users skinnier, but their body had a healthier response to sugar.
20. While not really a health benefit, marijuana spurs creativity in the brain
Contrary to stoner stereotypes, marijuana usage has actually been shown to have some positive mental effects, particularly in terms of increasing creativity. Part of this increased creative ability may come from the release of dopamine in the brain, lessening inhibitions and allowing people to feel more relaxed, giving the brain the ability to perceive things differently.
22. Pot soothes tremors for people with Parkinson’s disease
Recent research from Israel shows that smoking marijuana significantly reduces pain and tremors and improves sleep for Parkinson’s disease patients. Particularly impressive was the improved fine motor skills among patients.
Medical marijuana is legal in Israel for multiple conditions, and a lot of research into the medical uses of cannabis is done there, supported by the Israeli government.
23. Marijuana helps veterans suffering from PTSD
Marijuana is approved to treat PTSD in some states already — in New Mexico, PTSD is the number one reason for people to get a license for medical marijuana. Naturally occurring cannabinoids, similar to THC, help regulate the system that causes fear and anxiety in the body and brain.
25. Marijuana protects the brain after a stroke
Research from the University of Nottingham shows that marijuana may help protect the brain from damage caused by stroke, by reducing the size of the area affected by the stroke — at least in rats, mice, and monkeys. This isn’t the only research that has shown neuroprotective effects from cannabis. Some research shows that the plant may help protect the brain after other traumatic events, like concussions.
26. It might protect the brain from concussions and trauma
There is some evidence that marijuana can help heal the brain after a concussion or other traumatic injury.
28. It can help eliminate nightmares
This is a complicated one, because it involves effects that can be both positive and negative. Marijuana disturbs sleep cycles by interrupting the later stages of REM sleep. In the long run, this could be a problem for frequent users. Additionally, even if frequent use can be bad for sleep, marijuana may be a better sleep aid than some other substances that people use. Some of those, including medication and alcohol, may potentially have even worse effects on sleep, though more research is needed on the topic.
29. Weed reduces some of the awful pain and nausea from chemo, and stimulates appetite.
One of the most well-known medical uses of marijuana is for people going through chemotherapy.
31. Marijuana is safer than alcohol
Marijuana is safer than alcohol. That’s not to say it’s completely risk free, but it’s much less addictive and doesn’t cause nearly as much physical damage.