5 Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil

Photo Credit: Medicinal Marijuana Association

Photo Credit: Medicinal Marijuana Association

Cannabis consumers have access to a wide variety of vehicles for using marijuana, some of which require the use of cannabis oil as opposed to plant matter. The most common use for cannabis oil is pain reduction, but the oil can enhance a patient's therapeutic regimen by offering other powerful health benefits, as well. Cannabis oil can relieve a person's stress and anxiety by minimizing stress receptors found in the basolateral amygdala and hippocampus. By relaxing the mind and releasing pleasure hormones, a patient can hope to experience a peaceful and calming sensation. These calming effects have also proven to be effective in relieving insomnia and restlessness.

Some patients suffer from a severe loss in appetite due to psychiatric eating disorders or undergoing treatment options like chemotherapy. Appetite loss results in unhealthy weight loss, but cannabis oil is a viable option for combatting this issue as it induces hunger and stimulates the digestive system by releasing hunger promoting hormones. One of the more exciting health benefits of cannabis oil is the possibility it may be able to help fight cancer. Research has shown that by modulating cell-signaling pathways, cannabis oil may be able to decrease the size of cancerous tumors and inhibit the growth of tumor cells, especially when the oil is composed of equal parts CBD and THC.

The information on this post was provided by the Medicinal Marijuana Association and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.