The Many Medical Benefits of Marijuana

Forget the stigma that surrounds marijuana; take a moment to recognize its many benefits. Time and again, research has shown that medical marijuana is has numerous benefits when it comes to physical and mental health; in some ways, its benefits exceed those of conventional medication.

Medical marijuana has proven to help ease pain – especially neuropathic pain such as spasticity, nausea, glaucoma and other movement disorders. It’s also a strong appetite stimulant that can be used by those with eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has emerged one of the most beneficial strains of cannabis and helps those suffering from severe medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer, Parkinson’s diseases and more.

Let’s take a look at the many benefits of medical marijuana:

Therapeutic benefits:

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The cannabis plant was discovered many centuries ago. Experts say that is probably originated in Central Asia but due to its therapeutic properties, it was quickly taken and grown in other parts of the world too. Today, cannabis is consumed in all corners of the world for a very simple reason – it makes everyone feel better!

Human beings actually have inbuilt cannabinoid receptors in the body. These merge with cannabinoids present in the cannabis plants and provide the many therapeutic properties that everyone is familiar with.

The human body is naturally tuned to bond with cannabinoids which is possibly why it reacts much better to it than other drugs (including prescription drugs).

These therapeutic benefits make it a perfect treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions that disturb emotional well-being.

Cannabis & Digestion

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It’s known that the use of recreational marijuana gives you “the munchies”. Some strains of medical marijuana also have properties that stimulate appetite making it a great treatment for those who suffer from eating orders.

Studies published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that cannabinoids may be the most effective treatment for anorexia as it not only stimulates appetite but it also reduces anxiety surrounding food.

Pain Management

More and more adults are complaining about chronic back pain caused by excessive sitting. The Spine Journal reported that 1 in every 5 patients with a bad back were using medical marijuana to relieve their pain.

According to the study 90% of patients using medical marijuana for treatment found that it has helped them sufficiently.

There are plenty of other studies that show that medical marijuana provides relief for all kinds of pain.

Medical marijuana for Cancer

Cancer is one of those illnesses that forces patients to try everything they can which is why so many turned to medical marijuana for treatment. Medical marijuana treats cancer in many ways – some of which are much better than radiation and chemotherapy. Medical marijuana, (specifically CBD) has shown to prevent cancerous cells from growing and spreading to healthy tissue. It also kills cancerous cells by cutting off their food supply and causing them to self-destruct.

Most medical marijuana research is still in its primitive stages but the majority of studies do show that it is an excellent alternative treatment—especially for conditions that don’t have effective treatments like epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and some cancers.

Think you can benefit from medical marijuana? Get in touch with Midori Med. If you’re a resident of Florida, we’ll help you get a medical marijuana card and connect you with our medical marijuana doctor who will devise a treatment plan for your condition. You can then use it to purchase medical marijuana from any dispensary in Florida.

Call us at 754-777-8283 for more information on the process and qualifying conditions and book an appointment with our doctor today!