So we already know that medical marijuana would not be legal in more than half of the 50 states if it did not have some real major medical benefits to offer. There are probably hundreds of uses for marijuana overall but its use in treatment of these six life changing conditions may surprise you…
Glaucoma is a disease that can damage the optic nerve by increased pressure in the eye. If left untreated it will often result in at least partial if not full blindness. Many current medical treatments available leave them with worse side effects that interrupt their daily life just as much as the inability to see would. For this reason medical cannabis can be prescribed as it will temporarily relieve pressure in the eyes.
A condition often found in children, epilepsy can be mild to severe and seizures can happen rarely or even hundreds of times in a single day. Though there are many medications out there that are meant to treat epilepsy not all are effective in every patient. In recent studies it has been proven time and time again that administering a small dose of cannabis oil once a day can limit or even stop the seizures entirely.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is a condition where your body does not properly process insulin – leaving your blood sugar levels at either an unnatural high or unnatural low. While there is no cure for either diabetes type 1 or type 2 there are several treatments available that help to keep the condition under control. One of the newest discoveries in London is that type 2 diabetes progression can be slowed down by THCV, found in cannabis.
In short, schizophrenia is a brain disorder which causes people to wrongly interpret reality. This would explain the guy who thinks that the government was watching him in the public library bathroom… There are many medications out there that are generally very good at treating this condition however it often comes with many adverse side effects. A few years ago studies were found showing that an antipsychotic ingredient in cannabis was just as effective as other medications with far fewer if any side effects.
Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes muscle pain and tenderness throughout the body on a consistent basis. Some days may be worse than others but they are all painful. This disease has remained much a mystery for many years and there are only three medications approved by the FDA as treatment – however a survey was conducted that showed patients with fibromyalgia whom were treated with medical cannabis said that it was by far the most effective treatment so far.