You probably already know that Scotland has allowed patients with multiple sclerosis to consume medical cannabis. The truth is, it doesn’t just aid sclerosis. Research shows that medical marijuana can relieve the pain caused by glaucoma, spasticity, nausea, and movement disorders. It has even been proven to be a potent appetite stimulant for those who are suffering from dementia and AIDS. To boot, it could even stop the spreading of cancer!

No wonder a lot of people are visiting and learning how to grow the herb!


The Safety and Efficiency Issue


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration stated in their Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report that no one has died from consuming cannabis. As a matter of fact, a lot of studies reveal that it’s physically improbable for humans to die from a marijuana overdose. Using cannabis has been recorded to be safe and effective ever since 2700 BC. American and European journals of medicine even issued over a hundred articles concerning the therapeutic benefits of the drug, which will be further discussed in the next section. Medical marijuana is even used to control epileptic seizures in children in many states. The safe use attached to it is one reason why a lot of states have legalized the use of medical jane.


Therapeutic Advantages


Cannabis plants have been around for hundreds of years. It has rapidly expanded its reach and popularity over time, and that’s obvious. A lot of users continue to consume the drug because of one single reason—marijuana makes them feel a lot better. Whether cannabis is used for medical or recreational purposes, the “why” behind is still because it makes people feel better than they were.

We humans even have cannabinoid receptors in the body which are prepared to come in contact with cannabinoids in the cannabis plant anytime. It has become a source of comfort and relief for those in need of physical and mental therapy. Cannabis is even used by patients who are trying overcome chemotherapy.

It also lowers anxiety levels, and improve the user’s mood. What makes this scenario possible is the ingredients found in the plant which decreases the levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in the brain, and releases endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin (feel-good hormones).


Other Benefits

Research suggests that the endocannabinoid system of the cannabis plant can help increase one’s appetite. This discovery will bring a significant progress in the treatment of eating disorders. One study issued in the International Journal of Eating Disorders even revealed that cannabinoids could be efficient in fighting anorexia. Below is a video about this issue.