21 medical benefits of marijuana

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Over half of U.S. states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, and there's a reason for this; even though marijuana is still wrongly considered a schedule 1 drug, new research is revealing the cannabis plant is full of medicinal properties. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has even admitted to some of marijuana's therapeutic properties. Unfortunately, conclusive research of the plant is hard to come by, and the FDA cannot approve any cannabis product under this DEA classification.

While hard evidence is hard to come by, the Business Insider has prepared a list of 21 potential therapeutic benefits of marijuana. The list discusses marijuana's effects on: Glaucoma, lung health, Epilepsy and other seizure disorders like Dravet's Syndrome, cancer cells, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, muscle spasms, Hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Arthritis, the metabolism, brain functionality and creativity, Parkinson's disease, PTSD, brain protection from strokes and concussions, nightmares prevention, chemo pain and nausea, appetite stimulation, and alcohol dependency. Take a look for more details: http://read.bi/1LorIyK