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Medical Marijuana is becoming a popular option for pain relief.

The Run-Down on Medicinal Marijuana

There’s more to marijuana than just getting high, in a medicinal context, the plant is prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of a list of different medical conditions. Sometimes when dealing with chronic or terminal illnesses, conventional medicine does not always prove to be the most effective. As a result, more people are branching out to explore other possible forms of treatment, often giving medicinal marijuana the main stage. Now, a distinction between medicinal and recreational cannabis use is that non-medicinal marijuana does not typically contain THC-the additive that provides the “high” effect people tend to associate with the plant. However, specific forms of treatment may require the utilization of THC.

A doctor writing a prescription with two pill bottles of medical marijuana in front of him.

Weed Out the bad, Welcome the Good with Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has more to offer and has proven so, Florida is one of the 37 states that has approved the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes due to the positive correlation between patients across multiple medical conditions, rapidly gaining credibility. Just as names for marijuana vary, so do medicinal purposes – used as a treatment for all the following and more.

  • Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Naturally, treatment varies depending on the illness, as does the marijuana’s function. For example, for a cancer patient, medicinal cannabis can help bind (CBD) cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other parts of the body and ease inflammation, aiding pain management, increasing appetite, and avoiding excess nausea. Yet, when discussing PTSD treatment, cannabis has been proven in recent studies to reduce the activity occurring in our amygdala. The amygdala handles the part of our brains that is linked to fear. 

List of benefits of CBD.

There truly is more to medical marijuana and its true potential has yet to be fully unlocked. As we dive further into all this plant can achieve – we help grow the garden to a more informed and healthy tomorrow.

Cartoon photo of a doctor working in a lab with medicinal marijuana.

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