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Therapeutic Use of Medical Marijuana

SweetOil Cannabis Social Club provides its members a collection of scientific studies, articles and personal testimonials in order to give a better overview of the potential therapeutic use of medical marijuana through all its different components.
The following information is presented only for educational purpose!
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By now, you’ve likely become accustomed to hear about medical marijuana, or cannabis, seemingly everywhere, and it’s widely known as and called “the miracle drug”. With a great amount of incorrect information out there, regarding this subject, it’s extremely difficult to get up to speed on the truth behind medical marijuana.

In order to make it easier for you to personally evaluate if medical cannabis is right for you, continue reading our articles for the fundamentals of medical cannabis.

These are the basic questions about the therapeutic use of medical marijuana:

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    What it is?

    Medical marijuana refers to using the whole cannabis plant, or the plant’s basic extracts, to treat various symptoms of illness or other conditions. If you’re not treating ailments or conditions, marijuana can’t be labeled medical marijuana.

    Marijuana plants have hundreds of compounds, known as cannabinoids. The two main ones are THC and CBD. THC gives some of the pleasurable effects that pot smokers are looking for, but it also has some effects that may treat medical problems.

    Some research suggests that CBD may be helpful for some health issues, but it doesn’t cause you to get high.

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    Why it might be good for you?

    People who smoke marijuana begin to feel its effects almost immediately, while those who eat it may not feel it for up to an hour.

    When you smoke pot, THC, the only active compound in the Cannabis Sativa L plant, goes from your lungs to the bloodstream and causes your brain cells to release the chemical dopamine, leaving you feeling high.

    Instead, CBD or cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, which represent one of the non-psicoactive compound in the cannabis plant. It has begun to play a key role in several therapeutic treatments.

    Cannabinoids naturally react with the body’s endocannabinoid system and are able to help fighting medical conditions and illnesses.

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    Where it is legal?

    Often the question arises whether CBD is legal in your country. In countries where cannabis is legal, CBD is generally legal as well.

    People living in countries where cannabis has not been legalised can get CBD products by obtaining a medical cannabis perscription.

    There are, however, some countries in which buying CBD products are legal as long as they contain less than 0.2% (or 0.3%) THC. In many countries in Europe, CBD is legal under the protection of “Corcuera Law”.

    We provide you a list of countries, where importing CBD is legal as long as the THC content is below the aforementioned percentage.

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    How you can get legal access?

    The rules and requirements for acquiring legal medical marijuana also fluctuate widely between each individual state and territory.

    In general, you’ll need to visit your or a specialized doctor who, if feeling that you and your condition would benefit from medical marijuana, will write you a recommendation.

    Since marijuana has not been worldwide considered as an approved medication, your doctor cannot prescribe it and your insurance or National Health Service will not always cover it. Your doctor’s recommendation, however, authorizes you to move forward in the approval process.

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    How long it's been around?

    The history of the medical applications of the Cannabis plant can be dated back to 26,900 BC in Czechoslovakia.

    After many centuries of controversies, between legalization and prohibition, several scientific studies had shown out the real potentials of this plant, finally making the use of medical marijuana legal nowadays almost all around the world.

Conditions that can be treated with Medical Marijuana

Scientific research has shown cannabis may provide therapeutic benefits for many conditions.

In compiling a list of conditions that medical marijuana may help, we examined hundreds of pre-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Relevant reports have been culled primarily from scientific sources and online services of several National Libraries of Medicine.

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    Schizophrenia

    The psychoactive and neuroprotective effects of cannabidiol allow treatments for acute schizophrenia, regulating mood and other mental diseases.

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    Psychiatric Symptoms

    Several studies have proven that the antipsychotic and neuroleptic effect of Cannabidiol facilitates treatment in psychiatric symptoms.

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    Fibromyalgia

    The results of the studies suggest that cannabinoids may offer some benefit as a treatment against the pain suffered by people with fibromyalgia thanks to their analgesic effects.

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    ADHD/Hyperactivity

    The neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids have proven to improve motor function in people with ADHD.

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    Insomnia

    The effects of cannabinoids are notorious for their relaxing and “sleepy” effects without affecting the cognitive state or generating addiction after its intake.

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    Nausea and Vomiting

    The results of the studies suggest that the analgesic effect of cannabinoids may offer some benefits as an adjuvant treatment of cancer pain and neuropathic pain.

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    Parkinson’s Disease

    The analgesic effect of cannabinoids is one of the best characterized effects offering a successful treatment of neuropathic pain and reducing muscholar spasms, typical in patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

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    Psoriasis

    The analgesic effect of cannabinoids is one of the best characterized effects for people suffering from psoriasis.

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    Abstinence Symtoms

    Cannabinoids can help reduce anxiety and stress generated after an inadequate intake of addictive product.

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    Tourette’s Syndrome

    The dyskinetic, neuroleptic and anticonvulsant effect of cannabinoids decreases the movements and tics that a person with Tourette’s syndrome suffers from.

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    Mixed Syndromes

    The analgesic effect of cannabinoids is one of the best characterized effects. The results of the studies suggest that cannabinoids may offer some benefit as an additional treatment for cancer pain and neuropathic pain.

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    HIV

    Cannabinoids help people affected by HIV serving as analgesics, antidepressants and improving appetite normally lost after the treatments. They also reduce nausea and allow for improvement in general.

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    Spasticity

    Cannabinoids’ effects shown on a motor level nowadays, in reducing stiffness and pain, seem to provide effective help to people suffering of spasticity.

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    Multiple Sclerosis

    The effect of cannabinoids is notorious for decreasing spasms and cramps, without affecting the patient’s cognitive status as with other treatments.

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    Refractory Epilepsy

    The anti-convulsive effects of cannabinoids for people with refractory epilepsy have considerably proven to reduce seizure patterns, improving also motor functions.

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    Asma

    The anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits of medical marijuana, have proven a decrease in the inflammatory process typical of asthma.

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    Cancer

    Several studies on the effect of medical marijuana on cancer suggest that cannabinoids could be beneficial as an adjuvant treatment for the pain of cancer and neuropathic pain as well as helping to facilitate the death of cancer cells, thus preventing their proliferation.

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    Headaches and Migraines

    The effects of cannabinoids are notorious for decreasing the intensity and frequency of headaches, due to anti-inflammatory and anxiolitic effects of medical marijuana.

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    Menstrual Pain

    Many studies suggest that cannabinoids may offer some benefit as a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory treatment, decreasing muscle spasms and cramps during menstruation.

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    Depression

    The antidepressant effect offered by medical marijuana and its mood regulatory properties have shown the effectiveness of cannabis treating depression.

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    Diabetes

    The anti-inflammatory property of cannabinoids helps retinopathy and conditions resulting from chronic inflammation, as well as preventing organ deterioration. Moreover there are also proves of improvements in glucose processing.

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    Chronic Pain

    The analgesic effect of cannabinoids is one of the most known properties, suggesting that cannabinoids may offer a successful treatment of chronic pain.

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    Endometriosis

    The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect of phytocannabinoids allows for an improvement in the symptoms of endometriosis.

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    Chron’s Disease

    The results of the studies suggest that cannabinoids may provide improvement for intestinal motility and reduces the activity of the syndrome, due to their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect.

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    Autoimmune Diseases

    For cannabinoids to be present in the immune system, macrophages and lymphocytes allow the activities to exist.

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    Epilepsy

    The anticonvulsant effect of cannabinoids is one of the best characterized effects, offering some benefits as a successful therapy for seizures by reducing them by a large percentage.

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    Anorexia and Cachexia

    Many studies have shown that the use of cannabinoids in people with anorexia or cachexia causes a significant increase in appetite, contributing to weight gain, with the advantage that they have few side effects and low toxicity.

All the information provided are based on scientific studies and researches on the therapeutic properties of Cannabinoids.
For further details on a specific treatment with medical marijuana, we suggest to consult a specialized doctor, as we just want to inform our members on the last findings about medical cannabis and its therapeutic properties.

Referencias

Kalapa Clinic

Kalapa Clinic is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists and researchers who are all united by wanting to help others through the therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

NCBI

As a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI’s mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease

Science Direct

Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. ScienceDirect combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that users can stay informed in their fields and can work more effectively and efficiently.