In many cases with patients, their quality of life has improved exponentially while reducing or completely avoiding the dangers that arise from taking habit-forming prescriptions. Isn’t it strange that the United States Federal government, the very same government that denies its people the legal right to use medical marijuana, holds patents on the medicinal attributes of weed’s usage? That’s right, the US government holds patents for the medicinal usage of cannabis because of its neuroprotectant and antioxidant properties while at the same time challenging individual states sovereignty with regularity.
Those who have studies the effects and causes of hypertension, know that some of the main contributing factors to high blood pressure are obesity, anxiety and insomnia. In all three of those cases, marijuana has been shown to be a viable medication. By treating those symptoms, marijuana helps to eliminate – or at least reduce – hypertension in the first place.
a 2007 Harvard study found that marijuana can actually help fight cancer. THC, one of the most active ingredients in marijuana, cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, according to researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.
“Marijuana is effective at relieving nausea and vomiting, spasticity, appetite loss, certain types of pain, and other debilitating symptoms. And it is extraordinarily safe – safer than most medicines prescribed every day. If marijuana were a new discovery rather than a well-known substance carrying cultural and political baggage, it would be hailed as a wonder drug.”
-Lester Grinspoon, MD
A 2006 study conducted by the University of California at Los Angeles and funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. Many people have Expressed their views joining sides and apposing the use of medical cannabis, Including Celebrities and wealthy medical philanthropist such as Jason Hope, Peter lewis, and George Soros.
People suffering with diabetic peripheral neuropathy are often prescribed a laundry list of medications, from tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and countless narcotic pain medications. But many patients find that the most effective drug of them all is medical marijuana.