Nowadays, you shouldn’t be surprised if a doctor gives you a marijuana prescription for your ailment. The intensive research on medicinal marijuana have discovered a lot of marijuana’s healing properties and the list continues increasing with time. People mostly use medicinal marijuana in form of extracts but unprocessed marijuana can also be used to treat some diseases or improve symptoms. Discoveries such as Marijuana’s ability to control HIV and helping women to deal with menstrual cramps are some of the latest in medicinal marijuana field.
Deaths caused by HIV are still high in some countries even after the introduction of ARVs. People living with HIV today are more likely to have more inflammatory problems than low immune as it was before the introduction of modern ARVs. Inflammations in the brain and in the white blood cells are very common in people living with HIV because their immune system is always fighting off opportunistic diseases. Research shows that CBD in marijuana activates cannabinoid receptors that restrain inflammations in the brain and help people living with HIV maintain their cognitive function.
Medicinal marijuana is also being used to relieve period cramps today. Women experience period cramps some days prior to menstruation and the condition can also persist during the menstrual days. Period cramps are caused by the uterus contraction similar to the contractions that women experience during labor but in mild levels. Research have shown that the THC compound in cannabis is a muscle relaxant and can be applied as a cream in the contraction area or through smoking to relieve the cramps. Marijuana tampons that reduces period pain by enabling absorption of cannabinoids through the vaginal wall lining are also available.
Medicinal marijuana can also be a rescue to people who wish to escape from their opioid addiction but they keep falling back. Escaping drugs addiction abruptly is very difficult but addicts can stop using a drug by slowly reducing its daily dosage up to the point when they will fell that their body is used to low drug levels. You can also use another less harsh drug like Marijuana for the time you are battling with addiction.
Apart from helping you when fighting addiction, cannabis can also reverse the damage done by some Opioids like heroine. Heroine is known to harm the glutamate transmitter system that helps use to make decisions but the Marijuana can reverse the damage through enhancing the release of Serotonin. Highness caused by THC as well as the increased paranoia and destruction of the short term memory can also be reversed by CBD found in medicinal marijuana.