According to the latest Medical Marijuana researcher results, medical marijuana when taken within the prescribed dose can reduce neuropathic pain, muscle pain, muscle spasticity for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients and other severe form of pain. These findings have led to many more clinical trials in a larger scope to further unearth the medical usages of “marijuana". Although, the usages of marijuana in some states are strictly prohibited, there are other states, 20 states that have already legalized the use of medical marijuana to cure certain illnesses.
However, in the recent ABCNEWS article, opponents in the political parties are concurrently debating on the legitimacy of the medical cannabis. But conservatives are hoping that lawmakers can be swayed by the stories of children suffering from 100 seizures each day to at least use the oil form of the cannabis to be administered with strict supervision.
Cancer and Medical Marijuana Further clinical trials also revealed that Cannabis is also helpful for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Taking the medical marijuana can reduce the extreme nausea sensation and pain right after the chemo. Likewise, authorized medical practitioners and healthcare providers have been prescribing marijuana, specifically to induce sleep and stimulate appetite for cancer patients. As it is known today, the use of medical marijuana greatly helped patients managed their symptoms plus it is also found out the plant is endowed with an antitumor property.
Rheumatoid arthritis pain Apart from cancer, the active chemical in medical marijuana THC is also known to be effective in relieving rheumatoid arthritis pain that is mostly felt in the joints. It also reduces swelling hence the joint movement is no longer restricted, and It reduces morning stiffness. The use of cannabis started way back the early 1700 specifically to alleviate the pain. The plant has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the pain effectively. Cannabis is very effective in treating severe pain that involves the connective tissue, degenerative joint and the hip; this is according to the recent studies conducted by the researchers.
Since it has an analgesic property, medical marijuana is an affect treatment adjunct to NSAIDS.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) For MS, the common symptoms include muscle spasticity that can cause extreme pain and eventually loss of function. Statistics have it that around 4% of the total MS population who use medical marijuana, experienced great relief from pain due to muscle spasm. Lastly, marijuana is also beneficial to people with difficulty in the bladder control as it directly targets the central nervous system and the motor system. It also helps people to have better balance and gait, eyesight and speech.
The legitimacy on the use of medical marijuana is still a hot issue and politicians are still trying to see its effects on the macro level. But with the recent clinical studies that showed promising results, many are hopeful that the use of medical marijuana will be legalized across the US. Thus making the need for good citizens to be tested for drugs.