It had been a long debate of medical marijuana being legalized in various states. Some countries have already legalized it. Some still categorize it as a highly-addictive drug. Here are the following health benefits that medical marijuana can provide should it be legalized.
- Effective treatment of Glaucoma
Glaucoma, an eye problem that increases the level of pressure in the eyeball has stolen the vision of thousands of people around the world. However, with the help of marijuana, it can effectively decrease the intense pressure inside the eyes. The National Eye Institute claimed that when an individual smokes marijuana, the intraocular pressure is lowered. It can help prevent an individual from going completely blind and also slows down the disease from deteriorating.
- It improves respiratory health
Contrary to the common misconception that marijuana can cause various lung problems, it can help in improving your respirator’s condition. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that proves marijuana has nothing to do with any lung impair and it can even increase the capacity of the lungs.
Compared to the tobacco smokers, individuals who smoked marijuana have more capacity in their lungs over the course of 20 long years. By taking a deep breath in smoking marijuana, you are increasing your lung’s capacity without even knowing it.
- It is used to treat epilepsy
In 2003, a study revealed that medical marijuana is effective in treating epilepsy. Robert J. DeLorenzo from the Virginia Commonwealth University tested synthetic rats to prove the claim. With the help of the drugs, in just ten hours, the rats were free from seizure.
There is an active ingredient in marijuana called cannabinoids that helps in binding the brain cells to control the seizure.
- It can help stop cancer from spreading
We are all aware that cancer is one of the most death-causing diseases in any country. California researchers have proven this claim in Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco way back in 2007.
The component cannabidiol turns off the gene Id-1. Cancer cells are known to produce this kind of gene compared to non-cancerous cells as it spreads out the body and slowly consumes the individual.
- It helps in dealing with anxiety
Medical marijuana is an effective treatment for people who are suffering from anxiety. It provides relief and suppresses nausea. The Harvard Medical School researchers found out that smoker’s act and mood are improved whenever they take marijuana. However, you must limit yourself to small doses only otherwise you will go paranoid if you don’t stop yourself from taking too much marijuana in the process.
These are just some of the health benefits that involve medical marijuana. It is one of the most trending medical law nowadays and has remained an important discussion among country leaders. Medical marijuana, if used properly, can save the lives of many. It can cure death-causing disease and improve the life of an individual. The government is encouraged to take a step and look at the bigger picture—how medical marijuana can change the world.