5 Medical Uses for Marijuana

Posted On Wednesday, 21 February 2018
5 Medical Uses for Marijuana

Medical marijuana isn’t a new thing. In fact, historical texts show that ancient people used cannabis for holistic healing thousands of years ago.

And, despite the fact that the Federal Government has been slow to show support for medical marijuana and related products like vape oils and cannabis pills, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized doctor-prescribed pot.

Why Doctors Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Many doctors recognize the healing and therapeutic properties of marijuana. As new strains of weed and oils come onto the market, more and more physicians are prescribing it to their patients to treat a variety of ailments. Here are five uses for marijuana that have wide acceptance in the medical community.

Cannabis for Chemo

If you’ve ever had a loved one go through chemotherapy to treat cancer, you know the brutal effects it has on the body. One of the most severe is the profound nausea that accompanies chemo. Doctors frequently prescribe medical marijuana to alleviate nausea, reduce inflammation, and to ease pain.

Gain Weight (Thanks to the Munchies)

While many of us can’t imagine needing to gain weight for health reasons, for individuals with eating disorders or who are dangerously underweight, it’s a serious matter. Marijuana and cannabis oil contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which interacts with the receptors in the hypothalamus to convince them you’re still hungry. That’s why it’s an ideal medicine for patients requiring weight gain.

Anti-Anxiety Med

The most common reason that people smoke pot is to get that euphoric high, which most find relaxing. For patients suffering from anxiety, that’s exactly the relief that doctors are hoping to give them. Medical marijuana or vape oil can provide a safer means of treatment than prescription medications like Xanax or Klonopin.

Rid Yourself of Aches & Pains

Many athletes are turning to the restorative effects of cannabis, and one of the benefits they claim is that it alleviates the soreness that accompanies heavy training. Marijuana contains CBD (cannabidiol), which is credited with many of the positive qualities that interest doctors. It’s even possible to get weed vape cartridges for your vaporizer with higher concentrations of CBD to help with aches, pains, swelling, and to improve sleep quality.

Combat Insomnia

For patients who have difficulty falling asleep, remaining asleep, or have poor quality sleep, medical marijuana may provide the answer. As was previously mentioned, cannabis combats anxiety, which is one of the major causes of insomnia, but the chemicals in pot can also make you tired. That’s a one-two punch for insomnia.

Where Can I get Medical Marijuana?

In theory, if you have a legitimate medical need, you should be able to get medical marijuana in any state or jurisdiction where it’s legal. But, not all doctors will agree on which type of treatment is best for you. If you want to succeed in getting a medical marijuana prescription, choose your doctor wisely.

Marisa Timko

Marisa Timko is the content manager at TheVape.Guide, a leading site for all things vaping. TheVape.Guide is the authority for device and product reviews for dry herb, concentrate, and e-liquid vaping. We test, review, and rate vaporizers, e-liquids, e-nails, grinders, trays, and more. We also specialized in product comparisons, best lists and and coupons for the leading vaporizer stores and manufacturers.

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