The Benefits Of Marijuana

Submitted By Sandra-Uriarte
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What do you think of when you hear the word marijuana? Some of you might think of a kid in high school just sitting on the couch getting high with the munchies wasting away their day , or you probably associate it with the Legendary Bob Marley. Are any of you aware of the medical benefits that the cannabis plant has?

Active chemicals

So let me begin with the active chemicals found in Cannabis commonly know as Marijuana.

Diseases and Conditions in which Marijuana is used medicinally

1a Tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC) Marijuana’s main Psychoactive ( Mind- altering) chemical. (which is what is makes you feel “high” and the reason why its used more recreationally )
2a. Cannabinoid (CBD) is the a non- psychoactive component of marijuana and this is the component that has a wide range of therapeutic benefits.

Even our own body produces its own cannabinoid chemicals called Endocannabinoids

She suffered from severe anxiety and acid reflux which caused her a lot nausea, vomiting and a loss of appetite. After suffering from these conditions for nearly five years and countless doctors not being able to help her alleviate her symptoms only making them worse with prescription pills. The opportunity came from a a friend of hers to receive her own medical marijuana that he himself had been using to help his symptoms of lymphatic cancer , receiving it illegally his family took the chance because they heard of the benefits of medicinal marijuana.