The dried flowers, stems, leaves, stems, and seeds of cannabis plants are medical cannabis. These cannabis flowers have been used for centuries, and have had medicinal properties in many cultures. Some of the medical benefits of medical cannabis are the ability to relieve pain, reduce symptoms and treat anxiety, depression, seizures, chronic pain, spasticity and glaucoma. Medical cannabis is now considered an acceptable alternative to synthetic prescription drugs or other pharmaceuticals. Many countries around the globe have legalized medical cannabis for conditions that could benefit from its healing properties.
Colorado is one example of a state where medical cannabis users may use cannabis to treat debilitating illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. California’s state law allows doctors to recommend medical cannabis use for patients with cancer, glaucoma and seizures. Oklahoma’s doctor can recommend medical cannabis use to patients suffering from serious, life-threatening conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, AIDS, and hepatitis. Some patients may be able to purchase legal marijuana over the counter.
Although medical cannabis has been controversially labelled as ineffective, many doctors and patients agree it is an effective treatment for certain medical conditions. It is believed to provide relief and a better quality of life for patients with certain conditions. For instance, a former patient of chemotherapy stated on the web site of a national medical cannabis provider: “Cannabis was my miracle. My nausea was so bad that I couldn’t even eat during chemotherapy, and I didn’t know how to deal with it. I read about cannabidiol, the active ingredient in cannabis, and thought I could handle the side effects. It wasn’t until I got a chance to use cannabidiol that I really started to feel better.”
Of all the Cannabinoids available, two in particular have been found to have the most positive medical cannabis benefits, along with THC and CBD. Experts believe that CBD, or Cannabidiol is the most important component of cannabis. It is thought to have minimal to no psychoactive effects. When administered by a professional, CBD can cause a similar effect to smoking marijuana. THC is believed mimics the neurological correlate to highness. This is when you are addicted. This psychoactive effect is used by many cannabis users to counter the CBD’s medical benefits.
Other medical uses for medical cannabis are for chronic pain management, nausea and vomiting, and a host of other ailments. Botox and Percocet are two of the most popular treatments for chronic pain management. They are derived from the plant’s botanical sources. These ingredients are highly efficient in reducing the spasms caused by certain chronic pain syndromes, such as herniated disks, and are being used more frequently in conjunction with medical cannabis today. Similarly, researchers are examining the medical uses for nausea and vomiting and are hopeful that further studies can lead to improved treatment for those suffering from this condition.
Delta-9-THC, another important ingredient in medicinal marijuana, is also the primary active ingredient in Vii Zorb. Although it was initially developed to relax muscles, it is now being studied for cancer treatment. While THC and CBD are the main active phytochemicals in delta-9THC, there are other chemicals and compounds that may be included. Mauroclavulan, a chemical that is commonly found in medical cannabis, may have a beneficial effect on CBD. It may also work in conjunction with delta-9 THC to treat some ailments.
A recent review found that medical cannabis is most effective at relieving the symptoms of nausea and vomiting when administered through vapor inhalation. THC and CBD appear to be equally effective in reducing nausea intensity and vomiting. However, CBD is more effective at reducing vomiting frequency. The two chemicals appear to function through a combination of metabolism and enterohepatic circulation, and researchers are exploring the chemistry of CBD to improve upon its medical cannabis capabilities. Further research is being done on CBD’s efficacy in treating Alzheimer’s. CBD’s potential effect on mood disorders is also being investigated.
Although there are many controlled substances, including cannabis, that have both medicinal or recreational uses it is difficult to compare them to medicinal cannabis. CBD could be a promising alternative to medical cannabis due to its potential side effects. Medical cannabis may be able to reduce the side effects of prescription drugs and other pharmaceuticals, as well as many serious medical conditions such as seizures and chronic pain.