It’s no wonder that even today still exist prejudices and important questions about marijuana and more when it comes to the medical issue. And it is understandable the truth … as no doubt the plant which for many years has been persecuted and labeled “bad habit” … and how bad drugs can get something good for your health?
How you can be benefited medicinal something that until now was signed as “bad drug”? How can an alleged bad drug help diseases such as leukemia or cancer, to the point of view eradicated malignant cells? How can a father to his young son supply the extract of this alleged bad drug and noticeable improvement to look? How this drug can help people with epilepsy? and we could keep saying endless situations where this supposed “bad drug” has been good.
Beyond all kinds of political discussions or user rights, see cannabis as medicine can bring (and even change) the course of the public debate on the legalization of this plant, which medical science could benefit greatly as these 10 examples:
- You can stop the spread of HIV in the body: Last month it was found that THC, the active ingredient of cannabis, prevented the advance of HIV in monkeys. Monkeys given doses of THC also had higher levels of healthy cells.
- Slows the progression of Alzheimer’s: A 2006 study showed that marijuana can block the enzyme responsible for the progression of Alzheimer’s, and prevent clots inhibit protein attention and memory.
- Slows the progression of cancer cells: This study of 2012 found that a compound of marijuana was also found that non-psychoactive certain cannabinoids “caused the simultaneous cessation” of the progress of cancer cells “can stop metastasis in some types of aggressive cancer.” leukemia “in all phases of the cell cycle.” UK doctors are already using compounds made from marijuana to kill cancer cells in leukemia patients.
- Excellent analgesic: anti – inflammatory properties of marijuana have proven effective in cases of multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and migraine. Its effects “are hundreds of times more powerful than aspirin.”
- You can prevent or help treat opiate addiction: In addition to doing the same (but better), you can relieve addiction or dependence to opioid – based, not including their addictive qualities drugs.
- You can fight depression and anxiety: A 2005 study showed that “those who use marijuana occasionally or even daily have lower levels of depressive symptoms than those who have never tried marijuana.” In small doses may even alleviate some symptoms of anxiety.
- It helps to treat epilepsy and Tourette syndrome: Last December, the US FDA approved the use of marijuana to investigate a treatment for childhood epilepsy. Other research showed that relieves the symptoms of Tourette syndrome.
- It has neuroprotective properties: The neuroprotective properties of marijuana can limit neuronal damage after suffering a heart attack or a severe blow to the head. Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, said that if the medicine prove its usefulness, consider using marijuana to treat bruises players.
- You can prevent blindness caused by glaucoma: By reducing the pressure inside the eye, cannabis prevents blindness in glaucoma patients. Patients may benefit from this property using marijuana orally, intravenously and by inhalation.
- It is associated with lower insulin levels in diabetics: In a study conducted at Harvard between 2005 and 2010 found that marijuana users better metabolize carbohydrates than non – users, which caused insulin levels 16% lower be maintained at those of someone who had never used marijuana, while helping to reduce insulin resistance in 17%.
- Bonus track: is a powerful aphrodisiac: It not only allows us to expand our sensory spectrum while we have relationships, but allows us to relax and produce better blood flow, at a time when we need the blood supply is optimal, in addition to promoting oxytocin release.