The medical community is making groundbreaking studies relating to how the chemical compounds of marijuana work in the body. Discoveries and research studies, including more than sixty different peer reviewed journals, find that marijuana, when used medically, can treat, and in some cases cure, several debilitating diseases such as cancer and epilepsy.
In order to have a better understanding of the use of medical marijuana, it might help to understand some of the basics of how the cannabinoids work in and with the body. One important factor to consider is that the human body itself is actually genetically engineered to respond to cannabinoids. In fact, the body actually produces it’s own cannabinoid chemicals.
To date, scientists have isolated more than a hundred different cannabinoids that carry potential for medicinal use. The primary cannabinoids that receive most recognition, however, are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Each of these compounds carry various health benefits. The main difference between THC and CBD is that THC can have mind-altering effects while CBD does not affect a person’s mental capacity or behavior.
The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) openly published information about fourteen different uses for medicinal marijuana. Thirteen different studies published by the CMCR show positive effects of medicinal marijuana when used to treat everything from HIV related peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, and sleep disorders. For example, THC is effective in the increasing appetite and reducing crippling nauseas often found in cancer patients who receive chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment. Additionally, THC can also reduce inflammation, decrease muscle control problems, in some cases lessen the pain response in the body. CBD compounds are useful for diminishing or completely eliminating pain in the body.
Furthermore, studies show that CBD can help control epileptic seizures and may possibly be effective for treating certain types of mental illnesses.
It is this groundbreaking research on the positive health effects of marijuana that has the patient pool for medicinal use growing at an exponential rate. However, even though 23 states in the United States have decriminalized marijuana for medicinal use, federal regulations carry heavy restrictions. One of these restrictions makes it illegal to consume marijuana in public. Because of these limitations, patients traveling to states where marijuana is legal for medicinal use often have difficulty finding lodging accommodations where they can consume their medication legally.
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