Marijuana is a newly-legal recreational drug in California. Like alcohol, it can be consumed and purchased by anyone over the age of 21. Although marijuana is also associated with treating headaches and sleeping disorders, because of certain properties that it has, it can also help treat diseases.
One of those properties is CBD which is a compound that doesn’t get you high, but does help numb pain, relieve nausea, reduce anxiety and much more. Today, marijuana strains and products are sold with just CBD for people who just want the medical benefits of marijuana.
These are the diseases that benefit from marijuana consumption.
Epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder that causes seizures, benefits from CBD. A study found that there was a 50% less seizure frequency when people consumed CBD.
Although smoking is bad for you, marijuana has been found to be less harmful than cigarettes and actually helps clear out the lungs, reducing the effects of asthma according to a study.
HIV and AIDS
A study found that marijuana helps HIV and AIDS patients with increasing appetite, sleep, weight and decreasing mood disorders and neuropathic pain.
Marijuana can help treat Alzheimer's by easing symptoms of aggression, insomnia, depression, anxiety and hallucinations. Also, a study has found that marijuana consumption can potentially help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Studies have shown that people with multiple sclerosis can benefit from marijuana use because it eases symptoms of pain, tremors, and muscle stiffness and spasms.