Who’s Using it? The Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Common Health Conditions

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Support and awareness around medical marijuana have skyrocketed. This can be largely credited to the incredible research that has been done on its therapeutic effects. As it turns out, marijuana can treat a wide range of health conditions for people of all ages.

The use of medical cannabis covers a wide demographic, which can be broken down by health conditions and diseases that each age group faces.

Over the years, research has revealed that medical marijuana is beneficial in the treatment of some of the most life-threatening conditions. While many people contest this idea and are reluctant about giving it a shot, there has been a sharp increase in the usage of medical marijuana ever since it was legalized.

The following are some health conditions that medical marijuana can improve:

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a leading cause of disability, impacting 25 million adults in the US. Researchers have looked closely at the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain, and have found the treatment to be very effective, with little side effects.

They found that medical marijuana and other products that comprise cannabinoids—the most active ingredients in marijuana—act as an effective way to relieve chronic pain.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis can affect the brain and the spinal cord. The symptoms vary based on the type and severity of the disease, but include spasms, pain, tingling, balance issues and vision problems.

Research claims that medical marijuana based extracts can reduce the pain that’s associated with multiple sclerosis—with minimal adverse effects on the patient’s health and habits.

Cancer Pain

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. While medical marijuana can’t cure cancer, it can reduce the intensity of the symptoms and contributes toward improving quality of life in patients.

THC and CBD (found in medical marijuana) can trigger an increase in appetite, which might be helpful in dealing with weight loss, cachexia and anorexia—conditions that cancer patients experience during treatment. Moreover, medical cannabis is also very effective at tackling nausea that occurs as a result of chemotherapy.

Arthritis

Arthritis is used as an umbrella term to refer to the inflammation of joints. There are more than 100 kinds of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

The symptoms of arthritis usually include redness and swelling around the joints, impaired limb movement, stiffness, severe pain, and weakness.

The latter symptoms are the most inconvenient. However, they can be significantly suppressed, and an analgesic effect can be produced after the consumption of medical marijuana.

With the legalization and introduction of medical marijuana, extensive research has been performed to ensure its usage safety. Here at Midori Med, we intend to make this life saving drug accessible to everyone through our approved dispensaries across North Miami. Get in touch with us to know more about medical marijuana treatment in Florida!

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