20 Health benefits of cannabis that everyone should know

20 Health benefits of cannabis that everyone should know
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Cannabis can be found in various forms, and the health benefits of cannabis is ever growing, here Tara Leo of CaliExtractions gives us an insight regarding the diverse benefits of the plant.

Cannabis contains CBD which is a chemical that impacts the brain, making it function better without giving it a high along with THC which has pain relieving properties. Both substances can be extracted and enhanced for use through short path distillation. Users can get the following health benefits of cannabis:

Relief of chronic pain

There are hundreds of chemical compounds in cannabis, many of which are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids have been linked to providing relief of chronic pain due to their chemical makeup. Which is why cannabis’ by-product such as medical cannabis is commonly used for chronic pain relief.

Improves lung capacity

Unlike smoking cigarettes, when smoking cannabis in the form of cannabis your lungs aren’t harmed. In fact, a study found that cannabis actually helps increase the capacity of the lungs rather than cause any harm to it.

Help lose weight

If you look around, you will notice that the avid cannabis user is usually not overweight. That is because cannabis is linked to aiding your body in regulating insulin while managing caloric intake efficiently.

Regulate and prevent diabetes

With its impact on insulin, it only makes sense that cannabis can help regulate and prevent diabetes. Research conducted by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has linked cannabis to stabilise blood sugars, lower blood pressure, and improve blood circulation.

Fight cancer

One of the biggest medical benefits of cannabis is its link to fighting cancer. There is a good amount of evidence that shows cannabinoids can help fight cancer or at least certain types of it.

Helps treat depression

Depression is fairly widespread without most people even knowing they have it. The endocannabinoid compounds in cannabis can help in stabilising moods which can ease depression.

Shows promise in autism treatment

Cannabis is known to calm users down and control their mood. It can help children with autism that experience frequent violent mood swings control it.

Regulate seizures

Research conducted on CBD has shown that it can help control seizures. There are ongoing studies to determine the effect cannabis has on individuals with epilepsy.

Mend bones

Cannabidiol has been linked to helping heal broken bones, quickening the process. According to Bone Research Laboratory in Tel Aviv, it also helps strengthen the bone in the process of healing. This makes it tougher for the bone to break in the future.

Helps with ADHD/ADD

Individuals with ADHD and ADD have trouble focusing on tasks at hand. They tend to have problems with cognitive performance and concentration. Cannabis has shown promise in promoting focus and helping individuals with ADHD/ADD. It is also considered a safer alternative to Adderall and Ritalin.

Treatment for glaucoma

Glaucoma leads to additional pressure on the eyeball which is painful for individuals with the disorder. Cannabis can help reduce the pressure applied on the eyeball providing some temporary relief to individuals with glaucoma.

Alleviate anxiety

While Cannabis is commonly known to cause anxiety, there is a way around that. Taken in monitored dosage and in the proper way, cannabis can help alleviate anxiety and calm users down.

Slow development of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of many that is caused by cognitive degeneration. As we age, cognitive degeneration is almost unavoidable. Cannabis’s endocannabinoid contains anti-inflammatories that fight the brain inflammation that leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

Deal with pain linked to arthritis

Cannabis is now commonly found as creams and balms which are used by individuals that have arthritis. Both THC and CBD help sufferers deal with the pain.

Helps with PTSD symptoms

PTSD doesn’t just affect veterans but any individual that goes through a trauma. As cannabis is legalised the impact it has on helping treat individuals with PTSD is being studied. Cannabis helps control the fight or flight response, preventing it from going into overdrive.

Helps provide relief to individuals with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis can be painful, and cannabis is known to provide relief for it. Multiple sclerosis leads to painful muscle contractions and cannabis can help reduce that pain.

Reduces side effects linked to hepatitis C and increase the effectiveness of treatment

The treatment for hepatitis C has numerous side effects that include nausea, fatigue, depression, and muscle aches. These can last for months for some hepatitis C sufferers. Cannabis can help reduce the side effects caused by the treatment while making it more effective at the same time.

Treats inflammatory bowel diseases

Individuals with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can find some relief with the use of cannabis. THC and cannabidiol are known to help enhance immune response while also interact with cells that play a vital role in the functioning of the gut. Cannabis helps block off bacteria and other compounds that cause inflammation in the intestines.

Helps with tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease

For those that have Parkinson’s disease cannabis can help reduce tremors and pain while also helping promote sleep. It has also shown to improve motor skills in patients.

Helps with alcoholism

Another one of the many health benefits of cannabis is that there is no doubt cannabis is much safer than alcohol. While it may not be 100% risk-free, it can be a smarter way to curb alcoholism by substituting it with cannabis.

Tara Leo
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  1. Thailand just removedCannabis from the list of illegal drugs in 2019. Previously, Cannabis was a type 5 illegal drug that possession and drug users were punished by law. Which formulated a new policy by the idea of ​​the Minister of Public Health And propose to the government to change the law to Cannabis to Plant used to treat disease And there has been medical research to extract Cannabis as a substance to treat diseases Which is very useful in medicine for the benefit of heal

  2. I hurt my neck real bad. I took ibuprofen, gabapentin, essential oil blend for pain, nothing helped the pain. I then tried a little weed, it actually took my pain away. Wow!! I am thankful I can use it for pain. All Natural

  3. I’d would like to respectfully disagree with you. My father was diagnosed with emphysema a long time ago and at night when he would try to sleep he would struggle to breathe. He would sit up and start coughing and while coughing he would loose his ability to breathe in as well as breathe out until he would almost loose consciousness. The breathing treatments he is on to help this was not working as much as the doctor had hoped for. He told my father about these clinical trials that were testing how marijuana helps with different lung diseases and suggested my father give medical marijuana a “test run.” He wrote him a prescription for a certain type and instructed he use it right before he did his last breathing treatment before bed. Believe it or not it actually helped tremendously. My father says it makes him “cough up stuff” and that before it he couldn’t even breathe in deep enough to try. He seems to think it helps his ability take deep breaths and therefore his breathing treatment medicine can get to more of his lungs to do its job. He no longer wakes up coughing at night and within a few days he had so much more energy and his complexion went from looking as if he would die to looking rested and normal. It has saved his life. Yes, obviously there are going to be down sides to smoking marijuana. It could be different for each person but for my dad, the benefits of adding this to his treatment have more than outweighed the negative. His doctor swears that nearly all negative side effects people have experienced were from heavy long term use and even then they were not likely to be a noticable hindrance to the patient or found worrisome enough for a physician to stop the treatment. Anyway, I’ve seen it help my dad and I haven’t met anyone or read very many stories from people who have had extremely life altering negative experiences so I have no reason to condemn it or protest its legalization.

    • People who have been on pharmaceuticals and had vaccines they’d rather of avoided are the ones who suffer with the greatest ill health from what I’ve witnessed in my practice/life. Organic whole plant cannabis has saved many people from losing their minds, organs failing them, pain and inflammation from clogged up livers. Weight gain is often the result so there’s more issues to deal with. Cannabis helps to regulate your blood sugar levels to reduce cravings, cleans out the organs from the muck and works on brain function. Why? Because it encourages the endocannabinoid system to do the work it’s there to do with vigour. If you use quality whole plant cannabis you have an incredible natural medicine to get your body back to homeostasis without any nasty side effects and addiction like meds. And there’s tons of research and proof! You don’t have to spend billions to prove something you can see with your own eyes in minutes.

  4. I have chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Without cannibus I would be curled up in the fetal position in pain. I’m quite the Gardner and I’m doing that today instead. ❤️

    • I have atypical asperger’s syndrome & Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome. ( both Diagnosed) & luckily I have access to high potency hybrid skunk 🌱😇🌱 it’s amazing & I have come off my antidepressants & antipsychotic medication because Tetrahydrocannabinol is all I Need. Lol 🌱☺️🌱

  5. Yes me I’ve had six major back surgeries and I have a bulging disc in my neck that gives me fits making me have neck and shoulder pain. I also have sciatic nerve pain a lot or so I did. I use a roll on my neck and shoulders and it really helps I even stopped taking Norco!!

  6. Awesome article. It’s great how you point out the benefits of medical marijuana. Indeed, there are studies that show it helps people with chronic pain and find relief after using it.

  7. Jamaican 64 year old female. Smoked a small spliff (Jamaican term) once when I was 19 years old. I became disoriented and fell into a deep sleep for hours. However, I felt rested and had a calming spirit when I woke up. Never smoked it again. But it is heavily used in Jamaica, although only legal if you are caught with 2 ozs and under.
    Since January with excess weight of 20 lbs and damage to my knee while using spinning exercise machine, I had terrible stiffness in the knee and pain for months. Prescribed and over the counter pain killers didn’t work. Marijuana soaked in Jamaican white over-proof rum for 4 months & applied to the area brought relief within a day. This remedy was used by my parents and grand parents for every little injury or pain.

  8. I use cannabis for chronic back pain. I’ve had this problem for more than 20 years and the constant pain also causes depression. Smoking cannabis does not provide absolute relief (nothing ever does) but nevertheless makes it more tolerable. It also helps my mood and sleep. It is not completely harmless: I consider the ‘high’ that lasts about 40 mins as an impairment and I only smoke after attending to all my responsibilities for the day. There is also a medium term effect: After smoking daily for months, I start feeling tired and depressed in the mornings despite a good night’s sleep. I have never come across this in literature, but many other smokers have told me that they’ve had the same experience. I then break my usage for a few days. The first day without it is hard, but nothing like real addictions like alcohol or tobacco. Cannabis is not addictive per se – it is more like a habit and you’ll miss the relief – a bit like quiting coffee or biting your nails. Once my dreams become vivid again I can resume my daily habit. I’ve used high doses of Tramadol for long periods and also OTC meds, like paracetamol etc. and I find cannabis much less harmful and more effective. Ultimately, pain management is not about taking away the pain – it is about returning to function… Best of luck to you.

  9. I was wrongly diagnosed with Crohns and IBS 7 years ago. Tried every type of treatment but every effort was in vain which eventually affected my health and social life a lot.
    I would sit all day alone wondering how come this disease has no cure .People would go into remission for years and how come i couldn’t .
    After years of suffering and surfing on the internet all day, i finally found that i havent had crohns or IBS ever.
    I had a bile acid malabsorption (BAM), means your colon cannot absorb bile salts which is used for absorbing nutrients from food, which leads to malabsorption.
    My GIs never thought of it.
    I am on a homeopathic treatment and cannabis (1:1), i ve started seeing results.
    So, if you are suffering from crohns and ibs for many years and still in no remission, trust me you have BAM.

    You will definitely see results if you are rightfully diagnosed.

  10. Cannabis is the best solution for that. I was going through such pain for sometime until I started smoking cannabis I’m now free forever and nothing or no one can stop me from smoking it except HIM over. The Health benefits are too many to count.

  11. Because my immune is cranked up to 11, regular aspirin and such has no effect on me so I literally have no other way to relieve the pain in my joints and strained muscles. Also did wonders for my sciatica.

  12. I noticed the improvement in my diabetes the first night. I slept the whole night for once without insulin spikes waking me up.

  13. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia the 2 worst diseases you can have for Pain. I am on Humira for my AS. And other than percocet, marijuana is the only thing that works for the Pain. I am in Pain ED of my life and will be in Pain for the rest of my Life. There is absolutely no reason marijuana and opioids should be illegal bc ppl like me Need them for Pain.💯 (unless your in pain ED of ur life u can’t understand)

  14. The reason it has been and still is illegal in most states is because if it was legal Big Pharma would lose billions of dollars.just like all medicines it gets a bad wrap because of abusers being foolish and using to much.Tylenol or aspirin can be fatal if you take to much.

  15. Cannabis is (vijay) in indian holly books means king of plants and many millions ,billions year ago it was said that . One more thing it is medicine to prevent 365 disease 🙏

  16. Different types of pain also recovered by use of cannabis as a medicine like back pain, skin problem, depression , sleeping disorder and many more. there are many more benefit of medical cannabis. thanks for sharing this informative information.

  17. The cannabis medical awakening for the world is well on its way and I believe the Genie is out of the bottle. I am beginning to see the “big Pharma” companies are starting to have a revenue panic and are desperately looking for a continuation of their giant profits. Take a look at what’s going on in the world with the covid vaccines and the media driven panic, big Pharma is more than willing to help, but at a great cost. while cannabis may not be a cure all to end all, this plant is growing exponentially in new ways to harvest different aspects of the plants genome; this is something Pharma will not accept without a fight. We as the surveyors of our own body can grow this medicine at an unlimited rate to cut ourselves free from the shackles of bad medicine. Cannabis may not be a perfect treatment for everyone, however a new door opens every day for the uses of this wonderful gift of nature.

  18. thanks for helping, It is very useful for the medical purpose, there was a person living next to my home, he has some mental issues. But he treated well after use of medical bud for couple of years, now he is ok, thanks for posting.

  19. Medical cannabis is also vary beneficial for many health problem like anxiety, depression, body pain and many more. thanks for sharing it really help a lot. happy to see your upcoming post.

    • Does medical cannabis relieve chronic Neuropathy pain and does it cause any negative effects on PET ; bone ,ctCT and MR I scans

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