There is a lot of controversy in the general public around the medical usage of cannabis. Nevertheless for the past few years’ scientists have proven that medical marijuana can be beneficial in certain cases. Ever since the legalization of medical marijuana in various states in the USA and countries like Canada more and more people turn to cannabis and CBD oil as a unconventional treatment for chronic illnesses.
Some of the most well-known beneficial effects of cannabis are:
Lung Capacity Improvement
Recent study shows that smoking cannabis does not have harmful effect on the lungs and unlike cigarettes even improves their capacity. Even compared to nonsmokers, low to moderate cannabis use shows positive effects on the lung performance. This can be particularly beneficial for people with respiratory problems.
Chronic Pain Relief
The painkilling effects of cannabis were known to people as back in time as 2900 B.C. and recent studies have proved this to be a fact. One of hemp oil’s main benefits is that it helps reducing pain caused by arthritis and sclerosis. CBD oil shows great results in enhancing the mobility, relieving the pain during walking and improving the sleep quality of patients, suffering form rheumatoid arthritis.
Anxiety and Depression Reduction
Nowadays anxiety and depression seem to follow more and more people in this dynamic world. Those mental health issues may have extremely harmful impact on human’s well-being.
CBD oil has shown positive results in a study as a treatment against anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort.
Other researches on animals have also shown a lot of beneficial effects.
Several researches have shown that cannabis oil benefits the heart and circulatory system which is linked with the ability to lower high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the reason behind life-threatening conditions like stroke and heart attack.
Studies suggest that those benefits of the hemp oil are caused by the anti-stress and anxiety-reducing properties it has.
One of the most well-known benefits of cannabis is that it relieves the symptoms of patients, suffering from Glaucoma. Glaucoma causes higher pressure on the eyeball which causes pain. The medical marijuana helps lowering the pressure and reducing the pain, individuals suffer.
Diabetes Prevention and Eating Disorders
A study held by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis shows that cannabis is beneficial for controlling blood sugar levels. Medical marijuana also helps the body control its insulin levels and caloric intake efficiently.
Since there is no 100% proven cure for cancer, people are looking for different ways to reduce the symptoms of the disease and medical marijuana has shown good results in doing so.
There are studies that show that cannabis can be helpful in treating the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
Other studies held in laboratories report that medical marijuana causes slower growth and/ or death in certain types of cancer cells.
Despite all the benefits, CBD oil and medical cannabis can bring, they should be considered as a medicine. Patients should not be abusing the usage of marijuana and should consult a specialist before using it as a treatment.