Marijuana is actually being reevaluated at a legal and cultural level, and while it was considered illegal for decades, there is more research that supports the legalization for both medical and recreational uses, and it can be used for both.
Still there needs to be more research on this, and there is still some risks to this.
We’ll go over the benefits of it, and any potential risks you should e watchful about.
Benefits Vs. Risks
Just like some drugs do produce side effects but others don’t, marijuana is not just a one type of option for the treatment of this. Usually, this is because of the compounds in this called cannabinoids, which is usually known as cannabidiol, which is called CBD. This is found in hemp plants too.
The big difference between marijuana and CBD itself is that one of them contains only trace amounts of THC, which is what causes the hallucinogenic feelings.
Cannabis usually has about 40% CBD, with CBD being one that’s used for an anti-inflammatory feelings on the nervous system, and it can help the body and the mind.
There is still some concern though with the THC, since it can be both a stimulant, and one which is depressing for other people, and it may lead to side effects for both.
That’s why, when you consider marijuana for different medical conditions, you look at whether the benefits will indeed outweigh the different risks that are there too.
The Benefits of Marijuana
There are two versions of marijuana that are synthetic and used to treat epilepsy and chemotherapy.
Usually, there are some benefits that can be helpful for those looking for proper marijuana treatment.
The first, is pain management. The marijuana cannabinoids can help reduce pain and lower the perception of this.
So if you suffer from chronic pain in the form of arthritis, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, or even just chronic migraines, you’ll definitely benefit from this.
It also can minimize the effects of cancer treatment in many people too. That means it can help with the loss of appetite people go through.
Marijuana that’s used medically does help those that use NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, which can have negative results.
It also reduces the inflammation that comes with IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease, along with other inflammation that improves your health overall.
It also can help with neurological conditions. That’s because it does affect the limbic system in a lot of cases. So if you have PTSD, Parkinson’s, anxiety, epilepsy, MS, or even Tourette’s, it can help with this. For those who have autism, this also can be beneficial as well.
And finally, it can help with managing sleep, and if you have insomnia for one reason or another, your sleep will improve when you use this. It also can help dull the pain, which is oftentimes the reason for insomnia in a lot of people.
There are a few risks that come with this, depending on how you use it.
The biggest one is the hallucinogenic effects, including bad motor skills and altered reality. That’s why you shouldn’t be driving or operating machinery when under the influence.
It can sometimes also cause depressive effects or stimulating effects. Sometimes people feel depressive in a lot of cases, or on the flip side, elevated heart rate, hyperactivity, and higher blood pressure or heart rates. It may cause dry mouth and an increased appetite too.
While the benefits do span a lot of cases, there are some risks, but marijuana is safe for many people to use, and it might help them as well.