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The effects of cannabis on the human body began to be studied back in the days of the great psychedelic revolution, but early research clearly lacks objectivity. Since the participants were predominantly marginalized, it was therefore believed for a long time that cannabis does nothing but social and intellectual degradation. Scientists have found out relatively recently how cannabis works in small doses and were pretty surprised when it turned out that with moderate use, marijuana does not harm but cures. Let’s learn some peculiarities of the use of cannabis.
Oncologists were the first to draw attention to the medicinal properties of marijuana who noticed that patients who smoke trusted Delta 8 flower pass the chemotherapy better. In 1979, specialists from the National Cancer Institute conducted one of the first clinical studies that confirmed the effectiveness of synthetic THC in persistent nausea in cancer patients. More than half of the patients felt better with low doses of Marinol; when the dosage was increased, 79% of the subjects already felt the positive dynamics.
Further research has shown that Mary Jane is softer than pure THC. Patients suffer less from dry mouth, anxiety, irritability, apathy, impaired attention, forgetfulness, and disorientation. It is recommended to inhale cannabis extracts using a portable vaporizer or nasal spray to quickly suppress nausea and acute pain.
Diseases That Marijuana Cures
The use of medical marijuana objectively improves the quality of life in many painful conditions:
- Taking cannabis reduces the painful sensations of migraines and headaches by almost half, according to Washington State University. A research team at the University of Colorado reports a decrease in the frequency of migraine attacks from 10.4 to 4.6 episodes per month in 121 patients with persistent migraine status.
- Indica’s relaxing effects also help manage pain, anxiety, and stress without the use of strong pain relievers like opiates and benzodiazepines.
- A study by the Oxford Rehabilitation Center found that medical marijuana is an effective complement to the treatment of multiple sclerosis. A daily intake of up to 120 mg of CBD extract with THC up to 2.5 mg reduces by more than a third the main manifestations of the disease – pain and muscle spasms, tremors, and urinary problems.
- In recent years, there have also been reports of the possible neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids. In a two-year experiment at the Salk Institute, it was found that THC prevents the deposition of an abnormal amyloid-beta protein in nerve cells associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually destroys the brain and causes senile dementia.
- Similarly, THC suppresses the development of other neurodegenerative diseases accompanied by the accumulation of abnormal proteins in the nervous tissue, i.e., Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Not all cannabis is suitable for treatment. To achieve a stable therapeutic effect, the content of active components in the cones and leaves of a plant must be constant, therefore, medical hemp varieties are grown with strict control of microclimate and soil parameters.