Medical marijuana is a term reffering to the use of the raw plant or of its main extracts for medical purposes - treating various disease or ilness. It is usually used in relieving several diseases or symptoms associated with these diseases. The plant has not actually been acknowledged by the FDA to be used in treatment of diseases. However, there have been two FDA-approved drugs gotten from the main constituent of marijuana - cannabinoids. Further studies may encourage more FDA-approved drugs. |
Due to scientific research on marijuana, it was revealed that it did contain several constituents which can be used to heal/relief several illnesses and as such it has been legalized in some countries. However, some states still don't want it legalized because of the high risk of it being abused. This has caused the reduced rate of researches done on marijuana and as such, scientists have only researched on the potential benefits of its main constituent - cannabinoids.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are substances that makes up the active ingredient of both marijuana and hemp. The cannabinoids derived from marijuana contains delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that produces the feeling of euphoria (head high).
These cannabinoids, however, have been observed to be similar to some chemicals the body produce which are involved in appetite, memory, movement, pain and pleasure.
Cannabinoids has been artificially produced by both legal scientists and illegal ones which has similar effects to the real cannabinoids and when abused, it has caused several health issues on its victims.
Cannabinoids have been found in treatment of certain illnesses and diseases, like childhood epilepsy. Hence, scientists have been trying to produce an oil-type cannabinoid which can be used as medicine. However, the 'high' people get from abusing marijuana will not be in these drugs.
How marijuana can be used as medicine
The two substances that have been researched in marijuana which can be used as medicine are cannabinoids and THC.
THC and THC-based medications can be used to boost one's appetite, reduce nausea, relieve pain and inflammation, and reduce body spasms.
Cannabinoids does not effect the mind, memory or behavior of a person. It can be used in relieving pain and inflammation, managing epileptic seizures, and could also be used in treating drug addictions and possibly mental illness.
Due to recent studies and research on cancer treatments with lab animals, it was demonstrated that marijuana extracts could kill cancer cells of some and reduce the size of others. Other research also shows that marijuana has purified extracts which can significantly decrease the development of cancer cells from even the most chronic brain tumors. Another study also showed that mixture of cannabinoids, radiation and tetrahydrocannabinol can boost the process of radiation therapy in cancer treatment.
However, this does not prove that when injected into a living human, it can kill selectively only cancer cells. And hence, further research needs to be carried out on marijuana and its constituents.
Another research shows that scientists are using marijuana and its extracts in treating the following diseases, which are:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Pain & inflammation
- Mental illness
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