Benefits of Medical Marijuana
There is a negative connotation when it comes to marijuana: it’s dangerous, habit forming, and bad for your overall health. While parts of what we hear may be true, others definitely are not. Over 20 states in the U.S. have approved the use of medical marijuana, with Florida being one of them. Research efforts and doctors’ case studies have shown great results among patients. The research has shown that using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts can help manage and possibly even eliminate some diseases.
Some of the benefits of medical marijuana include:
Treatment for cancer patients
According to the Center for Disease Control, 591,699 people died from cancer in 2014 alone. During medical cannabis research, cancer cells have been seen to reduce in size or even be eliminated by using marijuana extracts. Cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy can experience nausea and vomiting due to the medication. One of the benefits Medical marijuana is by absorbing part of the marijuana plant can reduce the sensation of nausea and could even stop vomiting to provide relief for chemo patients.
See our earlier article on the benefits of medical marijuana for cancer patients.
Pain relief for muscle spasms
Patients with HIV can experience damaged nerves which can be very painful. Medical marijuana has been proven to reduce the pain caused by HIV, making the pain more tolerable. Pain after an injury or critical surgery can also be relieved with medical marijuana by the extracts of the marijuana plant. Patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis can experience stiffness and muscle spasms but with the help of medical marijuana, by application of a spray or orally by mouth, the stiffness or spasms can be a thing of the past.
Medical cannabis has also shown to be effective in patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Alzheimer’s, depression, and epilepsy, as well as providing reduction in size of various forms of tumors. Often times, patients can get back to their normal mental state and are able to control the symptoms of the disease.
For some HIV/AIDS patients and even cancer patients a loss of appetite is common and can cause great stress on their bodies. One additional benefit of medical marijuana is the increase of appetite. By taking part of the marijuana plant, the body triggers sensors to your brain that increase hunger and thus stir an increase in appetite.
Marijuana for Pain
Pain can derive from many different sources including, the back, joints, and even our brains. Chronic back pain can seem like an endless journey of agony. However, with medical marijuana back pain could be managed and regular movement can be restored. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 50 million adults and more than 300,000 babies and children have arthritis based on a doctor’s diagnosis. This number is increasing each year and it has been predicted that 78 million people will have arthritis by the year 2040. The types of medical marijuana that can help those with arthritis pain are a pill, inhaling part of the marijuana plant, or even by eating the plant in an edible form. The pain becomes manageable and people who suffer from this disease can get back to work and their regular routine. It’s possible to be pain free. Another benefit of medical cannabis is healing the brain after a concussion seen in football players or severe injury from a car accident. Extracts found in marijuana have been seen to lessen the pain and helped with the healing process after a traumatic injury.
Medical marijuana can come in many different forms to cure or treat a variety of diseases. Legal forms of medical marijuana in Florida include: capsule, vapor, spray, edible, or even dissolvable strips. Depending on the strain’s potency and the method used, the reaction time may be longer or shorter.. For example, a pill could take up to an hour whereas inhaling the plant can help within minutes or even seconds.
Now that Florida has approved medical marijuana for certain medical conditions, you can be on the way to relieving your pain and symptoms by simply asking a physician the right questions, don’t miss your chance today.
To see if you qualify for medical marijuana in Hudson, FL or for more information click here. You can also book an appointment by calling us on (727) 861-1010.