Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana and Health Benefits

Introduction

Marijuana can be considered a drug and comprises of dry leaves, stems, seeds and flowers of the marijuana plant. The drug can be inhaled, smoked or taken as a pill. The drug is also added to foods. Tea can also be prepared with the marijuana drug. The drug is believed to have various medicinal uses and is also described as a wonder drug due to its healing properties.

Even though the marijuana drug has already proven to be effective in the prevention and cure of several illnesses and diseases, the drug has not yet found legality in many countries. One of the possible reasons for this could be that the many uses of marijuana is not in the interest of the pharmaceutical companies. The low cost drug having natural properties could cause lesser profits to these companies which constitute the largest industry of most countries.

Other arguments that support the non-legal status of the marijuana drug could be that they have an intoxicating nature. There could also be severe withdrawal symptoms when the use of the drug is reduced or stopped.

However there are also many facts in favor of the use of the marijuana drug. Also the truth that there are no deaths due to the intake of marijuana and only higher doses of the drug could prove fatal cannot be overlooked in this regard. Also the risks associated with the marijuana drug are less as compared to alcohol and lethal drugs such as cocaine.

The inhaling of the drug is advisable rather than smoking or ingesting the drug as smoking produces carbon-monoxide and the inhalation of the gas is best avoided. Also with the inhalation of the drug, the harmful elements that are taken in by the body is of lesser quantity when compared to smoking of the drug.

The marijuana drug has many benefits in promoting overall health but even then one should be cautious when using the drug. The intake of the drug in small quantities would be an ideal solution. The results can then be studied and the use can be continued or discontinued depending on the results.

The health benefits of the drug lies in treating illnesses, diseases and disorders and are studied in the following details.

  • Treatment of Various Illnesses

The drug could prove beneficial in the cure of various illnesses such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, hepatitis C, cancer, aids and inflammation-related disorders

The drug controls the frequency and intensity of seizures for patients suffering from epilepsy. The enzymes that are responsible for plaque formation which can kill the brain cells is combated and this process is helpful in the battle against the Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is also found to prevent glaucoma which can lead to blindness due to increased blood pressure levels in the eye area. Multiple sclerosis is a condition where the nervous system is affected and as a result the limbs are weakened and the marijuana drug can prove useful by controlling the inflammation and providing relief from the pain associated with the multiple sclerosis illness. The effects of Arthritis and inflammation are also counter-attacked from use of the drug due to the anti-inflammatory properties associated with the drug. The growth of cancerous cells is also restricted with the help of the marijuana drug thus keeping cancer at bay.

There is also improvement in the conditions of patients suffering from disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy with the marijuana drug.

  • Digestive Health

The drug has anti-bacterial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria in the digestive system thereby improving digestive health and correcting digestive-related disorders.