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Medical Uses of Marijuana

In the world, cannabis, also known as ‘joint’ or marijuana among other names is one of the most used drug. It comes from a hemp plant, and the flower is the primary part that produces it, and some of it can be obtained from the leaves, seeds and the stem of the hemp plant. It has chemical compounds such as cannabinoids, whose concentration is high in the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.

When joint is taken by mouth; it can be utilized for health reasons. The medical marijuana can be acquired in drugs stores or dispensaries that are licensed to sell it. Although these licensed clinics and chemists have been allowed to sell it, they are still forced to distribute it in a small amount due to certain requirements of the law. Before you are allowed to deal with the pharmacy, you will first need a prescription from a specialist. The prescription must include a recommendation from a doctor and the ailment you are suffering from that need treatment through the medical use of marijuana.

The first ailment that marijuana can treat and prevent is glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that is caused by the accumulation of excess fluids in the front part of the eye leading to high pressure that damages the optic nerves of the eye. If glaucoma is not treated, it can cause loss of vision. For that reason, medical doctors may recommend glaucoma patients to take this drug because it reduces their intraocular pressure.Consequently, the effects of marijuana reduce the development of glaucoma and also prevents loss of vision.
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Also, cancer patients take marijuana to lessen nausea and vomiting that are caused by chemotherapeutic agents that are used in the cancer treatment. Some studies show that certain chemical compounds in marijuana can minimize the growth of some types of cancer cells and the spread of certain types of cancer. Furthermore, doctors may advise AIDS patients to use marijuana to ward off the pain, nausea and weight loss. The drug also assists them in increasing their appetite, and for that reason, they gain weight.
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In addition to reducing pain, nausea and weight loss, marijuana can also be used by people who have undergone kidney transplant so that it can weaken their immune system and lessen the chances of the kidney transplant been rejected.

In conclusion, studies show that marijuana can be used to regulate epileptic seizures and minimize the symptoms of a severe seizure condition. Medical doctors who recommend patients to use this drug, for this reason, say that the chemical compound found in marijuana known as cannabidiol usually work together with brain cells to reduce the risky activities in the brain that cause these seizures.