Nowadays, you shouldn’t be surprised if a doctor gives you a marijuana prescription for your ailment. The intensive research on medicinal marijuana have discovered a lot of marijuana’s healing properties and the list continues increasing with time. Most of the medicinal marijuana drugs come from CBD extracts but patients can also use unprocessed marijuana to treat some diseases or improve symptoms. Discoveries such as Marijuana’s ability to control HIV and helping women to deal with menstrual cramps are some of the latest in medicinal marijuana field.
Even after the introduction of ARVs, HIV related deaths are still high in some countries. Unlike today where most HIV patients suffer from inflammation related problems, people living with HIV before the introduction of modern ARVs suffered from low immunity. Inflammations in the brain and in the white blood cells are very common in people living with HIV because their immune system is always fighting off opportunistic diseases. People living with HIV can now maintain their cognitive function because research shows that CBD in marijuana activates inflammation inhibitive cannabinoid receptors that inhibit inflammations in the brain.
Another way in which medical Marijuana is being used today is in relieving period cramps. The period when women experience period cramps is some days before menstruation all the way to the end of the menstruation period. Period cramps are caused by the uterus contraction similar to the contractions that women experience during labor but in mild levels. Research have shown that the THC compound in cannabis is a muscle relaxant and can be applied as a cream in the contraction area or through smoking to relieve the cramps. There are also marijuana tampons that enhance the absorption of cannabinoids through the vaginal wall lining to reduce period pains.
People who are always trying to run away from addictions but always fall back can benefit from medicinal marijuana. It is very difficult to abruptly stop using a drug but you can slowly stop using the drug by minimizing your intake up to when you will feel that the body have been used to the low drug levels. Less harsh drugs such as marijuana can also be used to enable a smooth transition for the time that you are battling addiction.
After using Cannabis in the transition period, addicts can also use it as a way of reversing the damages that Opioids like heroine had done to their bodies. By enhancing the release of Serotonin, marijuana can reverse the damage done by heroine to the glutamate transmitter and return you decision making capability to normal. The side effects of THC such as destruction in short term memory and paranoia can also be reduced with the help of CBD in medical marijuana.