What is Medical Marijuana?
There are some illnesses that have lethal symptoms that are only eased by use of some raw extracts from marijuana hence termed as medical marijuana. When it comes to some chronic diseases like cancer some serious symptoms are minimized by the intake of medical marijuana. The medical marijuana is not used for curing or treating diseases. It is used to ease the symptoms and make you feel better and improve your life quality. No patient will get different results after taking the medical marijuana. When most AIDs and patients of prolonged illnesses lack appetite, they are advised to have the medical marijuana by health professionals. The medical marijuana is credited for causing hunger hence improves appetite.
THC is an ingredient in the marijuana that has been used for the treatment of some symptoms but also known for its high-side effects. Physicians today are concentrating on the CBD compound in the marijuana. While the THC has some unbearable and uncontrollable side effects, CBD does not have that problem. Therefore doctors have of late preferred to prescribe the CBD extract than the THC. There are more medicinal advantages that have come with the CBD compound. Cannabis growers have now come up with a strain that has more CBD compound and almost none THC. The strains with more CBD have become popular in the recent years but are rarely accessed.
Another reason CBD is preferred especially for the patient is because it does not cause a high.
Quite a number of medicinal purposes have been reported to treat some symptoms for other diseases. For one it is antiemetic. It is used as an antipsychotic. Childhood epilepsy is another health condition that CBD treats. Among many other treatments, the CBD is used as an anxiolytic.
Much as the CBD compound in marijuana medicine has continued to show much promise as a medicine, it still remains illegal in many places globally. Even though most governments in various countries worldwide have not legalized medical marijuana, its profound use cannot be underestimated. With the health benefits known to many and recognized by most physicians, many are the people that wish the use of medical marijuana would be termed as legal. However most physicians and the government ask for carefully conducted clinical studies to determine the pros and cons of the same.