Medical cannabis is now legal in 33 of the United States, as well as, in the District of Columbia. Cannabis has medical benefits that could improve the health of many who suffer from various health conditions on a daily basis. Many states have medical cannabis dispensaries where those who have a prescription for medical cannabis can purchase it without the worry of being accused and charged with using an illegal drug. These are some of the medical benefits that we know cannabis has.
Chronic Pain Relief
The chemical compounds in cannabis have been linked to providing relief of chronic pain. This is due to the chemical makeup of those compounds. These compounds have been found to react on pain receptors in the body which relieves chronic pain. However, this pain relief is often only short term. Once the effects of the cannabis wears off, it is not uncommon for the pain to return. Just like with opiate-based painkillers.
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
There has been some evidence found to show that using cannabis can help break an addiction to alcohol and drugs. Those who begin using cannabis instead of drinking or using other recreational drugs may be able to give up their addictions. Although, there are some people that are concerned that substituting cannabis for alcohol or drugs may lead to a new addiction, these people are wrong. This depends mainly on how frequently one would need to use cannabis to replace alcohol or drugs in order to avoid using them at all. Some medical professional believe that people can become addicted to cannabis, but this has been proven to be untrue in almost every case.
Relief of Depression
Cannabis has been used by many who have suffered from depression for many years. Smoking medical cannabis or consuming cannabis edibles often gives one a happy, more euphoric sense of well-being. While some studies show this to be true, the question remains as to how frequently one needs to use cannabis to maintain a more content mood.
When taken in proper doses and on a regular basis, it is possible for cannabis to help treat anxiety. Studies have shown cannabis has the ability to calm those who use it down and help them feel more relaxed in a social setting.
The key to finding out if cannabis can be medically beneficial, is to do research and get the medical opinions of those physicians who have prescribed it frequently. While it may be perfect for some, it may not work as well for others because the dosage may need to be adjusted to receive the full benefits. To see if cannabis is right for, visit a cannabis dispensary in your area today.