I think whenever we hear marijuana the first thing we think about is the fact that its a very popular weed. But what if I told you that same weed could be used as a medicine to cure a lot of things. It is even referred to sometimes as Medical Marijuana. Before we go in depth into this let’s first explain what marijuana is really about.
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana is also called by many names such as weed, cannabis, pot. It’s a greenish mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa. Marijuana comes from the Indian hemp plant, and the part that contains the “drug” is found primarily in the flowers (commonly called the “buds”) and much less in the seeds, leaves, and stems of the plant. Most people smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints. It contains mind-altering (e.g., psychoactive) compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, as well as other active compounds like cannabidiol, or CBD, that are not mind-altering.
Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in the world. Although as days pass scientist are discovering more and more about the medicinal property of marijuana, that doesn’t change the fact that most people use it in “other ways”. Your body doesn’t know a legal drug from an illegal drug now does it. Most people used cannabis for pleasure and recreation. As earlier said, it contains mind altering chemicals that affect both the brain and the body. Marijuana is a very addictive plant and can be sometimes harmful to the body.
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Some Other Uses of Marijuana Weed
Marijuana, when sold, is a mixture of dried out leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of the hemp plant. It is usually green, brown or gray in color.
Hashish is tan, brown or black resin that is dried and pressed into bars, sticks or balls. When smoked, both marijuana and hashish give off a distinctive, sweet odor.
There are over 400 chemicals in marijuana and hashish. The chemical that causes intoxication or the “high” in users is called THC (short for tetrahydrocannabinol). THC creates the mind-altering effects that classifies marijuana as a “drug.” And with all this chemicals it’s made of I’m sure you’ve already guessed it but yes, marijuana has so many other uses. Some of the uses are:
1)Brew Tea: Marijuana can be used to brew tea and, particularly when it is sold or consumed for medicinal purposes, is frequently mixed into foods (edibles) such as brownies, cookies, or candies.
2) In Vaporizers: Vaporizers are also increasingly used to consume marijuana. Stronger forms of marijuana include sinsemilla (from specially tended female plants) and concentrated resins containing high doses of marijuana’s active ingredients, including honeylike hash oil, waxy budder, and hard amberlike shatter.
Although this topic brings up a few stir up in the medical and political world, the big question remains, is it safe and effective to use marijuana(also known as cannabis) as a medicine?
The potential medicinal properties of marijuana and its components have been the subject of research and heated debate for decades. THC itself has proven medical benefits in particular formulations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved THC-based medications, dronabinol (Marinol®) and nabilone (Cesamet®), prescribed in pill form for the treatment of nausea in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy and to stimulate appetite in patients with wasting syndrome due to AIDS.
Marijuana is currently legal, on the state level, in 29 states, and in Washington, DC. It is still illegal from the federal government’s perspective.
Studies report that medical cannabis has possible benefit for several conditions. State laws vary in which conditions qualify people for treatment with medical marijuana. If you’re considering marijuana for medical use, check your state’s regulations. Now, depending on the state you are in, you may be accepted for the treatment with medical cannabis, and if you have the following conditions:
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Multiple sclerosis and muscle spasms
- Severe and chronic pain
- Severe nausea
More Information On Medical Cannabis
Researchers generally consider medications, like these, which use purified chemicals derived from or based on those in the marijuana plant, to be more promising therapeutically than use of the whole marijuana plant or its crude extracts. Development of drugs from botanicals such as the marijuana plant poses numerous challenges.
Least controversial is the extract from the hemp plant known as CBD (which stands for cannabidiol) because this component of marijuana has little, if any, intoxicating properties. Marijuana itself has more than 100 active components. THC (which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical that causes the “high” that goes along with marijuana consumption. CBD-dominant strains have little or no THC, so patients report very little if any alteration in consciousness.
An additional concern with “medical marijuana” is that little is known about the long-term impact of its use by people with health- and/or age-related vulnerabilities—such as older adults or people with cancer, AIDS, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, or other neurodegenerative diseases. Further research will be needed to determine whether people whose health has been compromised by disease or its treatment (e.g., chemotherapy) are at greater risk for adverse health outcomes from marijuana use.
Is Cannabis Safe For Medical Use?
To properly answer this question, further studies need to be done. But possible side effects of the in take of marijuana may include:
- Increased heart rate
- Impaired concentration and memory
- Slower reaction times
- Negative drug-to-drug interactions
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
- Increased appetite
Among some of the drugs produced with the use of marijuana, 2 can be prescribed for treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. They are Dronabinol and nabilone.
Cannabidiol which is also a cannabis related drug can be prescribed for treatment of severe forms of childhood epilepsy.