13 Amazing Facts about Medical Marijuana

Photo Credit: The Medicinal Marijuana Association

Photo Credit: The Medicinal Marijuana Association

The world of medical marijuana is constantly expanding, and it can be overwhelming trying to understand the wide range of therapeutic value medical marijuana offers. The Medicinal Marijuana Association has compiled a medical marijuana factoid blitz, offering 13 short informative blurbs about medical marijuana:

(1) The THC and CBD in marijuana positively effects the brain's nerve cell function so that it can reduce chronic brain inflammation, making it a viable treatment option in preventing or slowing the development of Alzheimer's. 

(2) Medical cannabis is not only effective in stimulating appetite and reducing nausea for patients suffering from cancer, but it can also kill cancer cells without affecting healthy cells.

(3) New studies reveal medical marijuana promotes neurogenesis, or a growth in brain cells.

(4) States that have passed medical marijuana laws have also witnessed a decrease in suicide rates by almost five percent.

(5) States with legalized medical marijuana have reduced rates of overdoses from opioid abuse.

(6) The many vehicles available for medical marijuana consumption means that there is a preferable method of ingestion available for every patient. Patients can experiment with a variety of consumption methods to discover one that offers relief without exacerbating symptoms.

(7) Patients can enjoy medical efficacy without experiencing negative side effects thanks to variety in cannabis strains. Patients who consume cannabis high in CBD, or patients who consume cannabis in ways that leave THC in its acidic state, can relieve symptoms without getting high.

(8) Vaporizing cannabis can reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health.

(9) Medical Marijuana can prevent epileptic activity in the brain and is often preferred to traditional pharmaceutical treatment options.

(10) Many MS patients who are resistant to traditional treatment methods have found symptom relief with medical cannabis.

(11) Medicinal cannabis can regulate areas of the brain that controls anxiety and fear, therefore making it a potential treatment option for those who suffer from PTSD. 

(12) The neuroprotective properties of cannabis make it beneficial for those who suffer strokes, concussions, or other traumatic brain injuries. 

(13) The 400+ different pharmacologically active chemicals in cannabis make it one of the most pharmacologically active plants in the world and give it its ability to provide therapeutic relief for such varied symptoms.

This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer.