Medical cannabis refers to marijuana or cannabinoids prescribed by doctors to their patients either as a whole unprocessed plant or its chemical extracts to treat symptoms of certain illnesses or other conditions.The two main cannabinoids from the cannabis plant that are or medicinal value are cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Benefits of medical cannabis. Its used to treat eye glaucoma
Glaucoma increases eyeball pressure and damages the optic nerve, therefore, smoking marijuana reduces intraocular pressure. Marijuana helps reduce effects of tobacco thus improving lung health. Marijuana chemical extract is used to treat epileptic seizures. THC controls seizures by relaxing the brain cells.
Its used to reduce pain, inflammation and in the treatment of mental illness and addictions. Marijuana extract also reduces the symptoms of the severe seizure disorder called Dravet’s Syndrome which causes developmental delays. CBD helps to prevent cancer cells from spreading by switching off a gene that accelerates spreading of cancer in the body.. Its used to increase appetite, reduce nausea and anxiety as well as muscle control problems.
THC slows the spread of Alzheimer’s disease through slowing the formation of amyloid plaques. Marijuana chemical extract has many other medical benefits such as treating inflammatory bowel conditions, relieves arthritis discomfort, reduces pain and nausea while undergoing chemotherapy and also protects the brain from concussions and trauma as well as protecting the brain after stroke.