Understanding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - Part 4

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Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

Today we are continuing our discussion of THC in relation to various conditions and diseases.

THC can help Parkinson's sufferers by preventing the damage caused by free radicals while also activating receptors that encourage mitchondria formation. It also improves motor disability and impairments, tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, sleep, and pain. There has been a lot of discussion lately as to whether or not cannabis can help in the treatment of PTSD. Research suggests the administration of THC, specifically, shortly after a traumatic event can help prevent the development of PTSD-like symptoms. THC not only lowers the pain associated with sickle-cell anemia, but also minimizes the commonly resulting vascular occlusion and tissue infarction.

THC helps those suffering from spinal cord diseases by improving pain, sleep, bladder function, spasticity, muscle twitching, and depression. It also treats spinal cord injuries by reducing swelling and compression lesion volume, preserving white matter and myelin, and improving locomotor function recovery. By activating CB1 and CB2 receptors and simulating the release of minocycline, THC is able to reduce brain swelling and neurological impairment in those who suffer a traumatic brain injury. This diffuses further injuries to the brain's axons following the injury. One study found that those who consume THC before the injury occurs are less like to die as a result. 

This concludes our discussion of THC for the treatment of varying conditions and diseases. This information has been brought to you by Medical Marijuana Inc. and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.