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16 Health Benefits from Consuming Marijuana

Although marijuana can help relieve the symptoms of certain medical conditions, its use is still illegal on a federal level, and because we don’t have data from large long term studies, the FDA continues to have concerns about potential risks versus benefits. From the studies tested within the United States as well as other countries venturing into cannabis health benefits, the following benefits have been gathered.

Currently, more than 6 U.S. and international health organizations — ranging from the American Public Health Association to across the border – Health Canada and the Federation of American Scientists — have supported in granting patients immediate legal access to medicinal marijuana with physician’s supervision. The American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association support the facilitation of clinical research trials. Physicians who continue to study and do research will learn about what Marijuana can offer within the medical field.

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It can be used to treat Glaucoma

It can help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health

It can help control epileptic seizures

Decrease symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet’s Syndrome

There is a chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading.

It may decrease anxiety.

THC slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Eases the pain of multiple sclerosis.

Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.

It relieves arthritis discomfort.

It helps your metabolism.

It helps symptoms caused by Autoimmune disorders.

Soothes tremors for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Helps those suffering from PTSD.

Marijuana protects the brain after a stroke.

Reduces symptoms from chemotherapy, simulates appetite.

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Becoming a Patient

If you are battling from one of these ailments mentioned above – Do some research and find out more about the health benefits of marijuana. If it is the psychedelic effects that are worrying you, there are other medications that are cannabis enhanced that will not mess with you mentally; products that contain CBD.  The more educated you get about alternative treatments the more you will see its benefits. Here are the basic steps to becoming a legal medical marijuana patient in your state:

  • Proof of residence 
    • Drivers license
  • Eligible condition
    • The list of eligible health conditions for access to medical marijuana varies from state to state.
  • Knowledge of your local laws
    • Medical cannabis patients and their providers are vulnerable to federal and state raids, arrest, prosecution, and incarceration. As a result, these individuals may suffer pervasive discrimination in employment, child custody, housing, public accommodation, education, and medical care.
  • Consent from a physician or other qualifying medical professional
    • It is best to work with your primary care physician, but if they are reluctant or you don’t have one, you can find a list of doctors familiar with medical cannabis on NORML’s Website.

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