Medicinal Use of Cannabis
Marijuana has been heralded for years as a viable, natural, and readily available medicinal plant. As more and more research is being conducted, the efficacy of cannabis' medicinal properties only increases. The decades-long ban on the cannabis plant made it difficult or impossible for scientists to gain a better understanding of the plant's positive effects. Just recently, New Mexico has relaxed its laws banning marijuana use both medicinally and recreationally. Understandably, some people are still unsure what marijuana is potentially beneficial for medicinally.
Studies have suggested cannabis' potential benefit for a wide range of conditions including:
- Crohn's disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer's disease
- Chronic pain
- Severe nausea resulting from cancer treatment
It’s crucial to speak with a medical professional before using marijuana for any medicinal reasons. Individuals can have unique reactions to the substance, and it’s not without potential side effects.