For many years the subject of marijuana use was a controversial matter, in recent years however not only have laws been relaxed when it comes to the use of the cannabis plant, science has also unearthed some staggering results when it comes to the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
Thanks to the recent legalization of marijuana in many US States fro both medicinal and recreational usage, you can now even get it delivered to your door with medical marijuana delivery Los Angeles, Colorado and DC being just a few examples of this.
The troublesome eye disease glaucoma is an ailment that places a great deal of pressure on the eyeball and the eye socket, which can cause a great deal of damage to the optical nerve and could even result in loss of sight. The use of marijuana to treat glaucoma is highly effective in reducing the pressure on the inside of the eye and massively reducing symptoms. The use of marijuana in this regard could actually prevent loss of vision to those who suffer from glaucoma.
Those who suffer from epilepsy can use medical marijuana in order to reduce the number of seizures which they have, by far and away the worst symptom of the illness given its spontaneous nature. A piece of research carried out by Virginia University on rats found that the the cannabinoids in the medical marijuana were able to support the brain cells and massively reduce the chances of seizures.
There are a variety of benefits which medical marijuana has been found to have on both the treatment of symptoms that result from cancer, and even minimizing the risks of cancer in the first place. The biggest benefit when it comes to cancer, and the one which has been proven with the strongest results, is its ability to reduce the spread of certain cancers. The cannabidoil which has been used in many trials has the ability to switch off a gene called Id-1 which has been found to be at the route of the spread f many cancers.
Whilst using medical marijuana in order to reduce the effects of anxiety has not been proven sufficiently for some scientists to give it the green light, there are some positive signs that this could be a worthwhile use of the drug. Researchers from Harvard University in 2010 have strongly suggested after much investigation, that the drug can not only improve general mood, but can also been used in small doses for its sedative effects, both of which can reduce anxiety. There is a balance to be struck here however as using too much of the drug, has actually been found to increase the user’s anxiety. Whilst much more testing will need to be done, it is clear that the properties of medical marijuana can be used for anxiety, as long as the doses are low enough.