The question is why should we use medical cannabis as medicine and the answer is, simply because it works. Medical cannabis is just that, a medicine. Look up the definition of medicine and you get “Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.” The use of medical cannabis oil is therefore very apt as a therapy to combat and tend to disease or states of ill-health. Already, research is showing that the cannabinoids (chemical compounds) within cannabis can alleviate many common symptoms of ill-health. These include pain, inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, depression, lack of appetite, sore joints, lethargy and more. If you start to take cannabis oil as a panacea, you will find all of these symptoms disappear and you feel no side effects whatsoever. What a difference from taking conventional medicine which leaves you suffering side effects and other symptoms, sometimes worse than your illness itself.
Many people report that they have treated their own anxiety and depression with medical cannabis, with positive results. There are warnings about avoiding the psychoactive cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for mental health issues in case of side effects like paranoia, anxiety and insomnia. Use cannabidiol (CBD) instead, a cannabinoid that has no such side effect and only promises treatment of most disorders people seek help for. Many people with neurological disorders benefit from using medical cannabis (CBD) as a medicine and it is safe. There are stories of success about people treating cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis and other debilitating diseases. Even heart issues and epilepsy have great results with the use of medical cannabis as a medicine.
Scientists did tests using THC and CBD and they found that CBD can offset any psychotic side effects or changes in mental states that THC can cause. CBD has different effects on the brain, especially in the region of the striatum, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex – from where schizophrenia originates. CBD is a safe, easy to use medical compound that benefits people without making them high or mentally unstable. In general, cannabinoids like these lock onto cannabinoid receptors all around the human body and in the brain to interact with the endocannabinoid system. This interaction is linked to the healthy functioning of everything our bodies have to do – brain and nerve activity (plus pain and memory), metabolism, heart functioning, immune system and reproduction. So cannabinoids can work with the body to treat neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and other chronic illnesses.
More research is required to ensure these findings are accurate. But if you are wondering why anyone should use cannabis as medicine, do your own research and contact us to order your cannabis products.