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Medical Uses of Marijuana
In the world, cannabis, also known as ‘joint’ or marijuana among other names is one of the most used drug. It is obtained from a hemp plant, and mainly found in the flowers and less of it been obtained from leaves, seeds and the stem of the hemp plant.It contains chemical compounds such as cannabinoids, which are in high concentration in the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.
When marijuana is taken by mouth, it can be used for medical purposes. The medical cannabis can be gotten in pharmacies or clinics that are licensed to sell it.Although these licensed clinics and chemists have been allowed to sell it, they are still forced to distribute it in a small amount due to certain requirements of the law. Before you are allowed to deal with the pharmacy, you will first need a prescription from a specialist. The prescription must have a sanction from a physician, and the sickness you are suffering from that needs treatment through the medical use of cannabis.
The first ailment that marijuana can treat and prevent is glaucoma. Glaucoma is a sickness that is caused by the build up of excess fluids in the front part of the eye, causing an increase in pressure that destroys the eye’s optic nerves. Glaucoma can result in loss of vision if it is not treated. For that reason, medical doctors may recommend glaucoma patients to take this drug because it reduces their intraocular pressure.Subsequently, the effects of this drug minimizes the growth of glaucoma and also inhibits blindness.
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Secondly, marijuana is taken by cancer patients to reduce nausea and vomiting that are caused by chemotherapeutic chemicals that are used in the cancer treatment. Several studies indicates that some chemical compounds found in marijuana can decrease the progression of certain types of cancer cells and the spread of some kinds of cancer. Furthermore, doctors may advise AIDS patients to use marijuana to ward off the pain, nausea and weight loss. The prescription also assists them in increasing appetite, and they consequently gain weight.
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Apart from decreasing pain, nausea and weight loss, marijuana can be used by people who undergo kidney transplant to weaken their immune system and reduce the chances of kidney transplant rejection.
Lastly, studies show that marijuana can be used to control epileptic seizures and reduce the signs of severe seizure disorder. Doctors who advise patients to use this drug for this purpose, say that the chemical compound known as cannabidiol regularly interact with the brain cells to reduce the severe activities in the brain that cause these seizures.