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Cannabis had started to become famous mostly for the recreational purposes. There were many controversies that started related to marijuana and the medical uses that it had. In order to make marijuana medical friendly, the active ingredient in marijuana, THC was synthesized. The two most active chemicals of marijuana include the CBD (Cannabidiol) and the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). These two chemical properties are known to have positive effects on the brain and have properties that can effectively relieve pain. Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes since a very long time, and the effects that it had were unbelievable.

Medical effects of Marijuana

Listed below are the various medicinal benefits that marijuana has.

  • Marijuana helps in slowing down and prevents the spread of the cancer cells. The cells of breast cancer were treated with cannabidiol by medical experts, and it was seen that the outcome was positive. Marijuana works very effectively and can slow down the growth of tumor in breast, brain and even the lungs to a certain extent.

  • Marijuana has a very active ingredient, THC, which helps in slowing down the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease. It is capable of slowing down the development of the amyloid plaques. THC can block the brain enzyme that leads the amyloid plaques to develop. The plaques can destroy brain cells, which in turn leads to the Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Marijuana helps in treating glaucoma effectively. Glaucoma is responsible for increasing the eyeball’s pressure, thereby injury and damage to optic nerve, and causes a person to lose his vision. Marijuana is capable of lowering the pressure build up in the eyeball not only in people who have normal eye pressure but also in the ones who are suffering from glaucoma.

  • Cannabis can reduce inflammation and is known to have pain-relieving properties. This is turn helps in promoting sleep. Marijuana can relieve the discomfort of the people who have rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Epileptic seizures can be controlled with the help of Marijuana. The THC is an active chemical component that can effectively control the seizures. The cells of the brain that control the excitability in a person and promote relaxation are bound by THC to prevent the seizures.

  • Marijuana can prevent the muscle spasms that are caused due to multiple sclerosis.

Marijuana has surprising medical effects, and it can even soothe the tremors that people are suffering from Parkinson’s disease have. It can also effectively help with a number of other conditions effectively.