A large amount of evidence from animal studies and more and more human studies shows that exposure to cannabis during development can cause long-term or possibly permanent adverse changes in the brain. However, some small studies support the idea that hemp may be useful for some diseases. Researchers believe that one way to reduce pain is to reduce inflammation, which is part of painful conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
A preliminary study was conducted in 58 patients with rheumatoid arthritis in 2005. About half of the patients received a placebo, and about half received a cannabis-based drug called Sativex. Significantly improved the sleep quality of Sativex patients.
WHAT IS MARIJUANA?
Marijuana is derived from the Indian hemp plant, and its part that contains the “medicine” is found mainly in the flowers (often referred to as “buds”) and even less in the seeds, leaves and stems of the plant. Marijuana, when sold, is a combination of the dried leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of the hemp plant. It is usually green, brown or grey.
There are more than 400 chemicals in Marijuana. The chemical that alcohol causes or is “high” in users (short for tetrahydrocannabinol) is called THC. THC produces mind-altering effects that classify Marijuana as a “drug.”
HOW IS IT USED?
Marijuana can be smoked like a cigarette (joint), but it can also be burned in a dry pipe or a water pipe known as a “bong.” It can also be mixed with food and eaten or brewed as a tea. It is called “edible food” and is described in detail later in this brochure. Sometimes the user opens the cigar and takes out the tobacco, replacing it with a so-called “blunt” container. Sometimes joints and defects are varnished with other more potent drugs, such as cocaine or PCP (penicillin, a potent hallucinogen).
In the writings, the focus will be mainly on its power as a medication for rheumatism, gout, malaria, and funny enough, for absent-mindedness.
Can Marijuana Possibly Be Good For Your Brain?
We don’t know for sure if using Marijuana can kill your brain cells, but it has outstanding medical benefits. No doubt that there are some side effects of Marijuana, but it has a lot of benefits as well. It is only harmful when it is misused. In rare cases, Marijuana triggers psychotic episodes featuring hallucinations and delusions. Still, there are extreme brain benefits to using Marijuana.
There’s a lot that we don’t even know about how marijuana use affects the brain over a short and long-term period. Long-term and frequent use of Marijuana probably affects cognitive functions such as attention, memory, and learning, but more research needs to be done to understand how.
Benefits of Marijuana:
You will be surprised to know why studies have been done on this herb, and for your favor, here is the list of benefits of Marijuana you probably never knew:
- Slow and stop cancer cells from spreading.
- Prevent Alzheimer’s.
- Treat Glaucoma.
- Relieve Arthritis.
- Control Epileptic seizure.
- Ease the pain of multiple sclerosis.
- Help with Crohn’s disease.
- Decrease the symptoms of Dravet’s Syndrome.
- Decrease anxiety.
- Improve symptoms of Lupus, an autoimmune disorder.
- Protect the brain after a stroke.
- Help veterans have PTSD.
- Control other types of muscle spasms.
- Treat inflammatory bowel diseases.
- Help eliminate nightmares.
- Protect the brain from concussion and trauma.
Some Side Effects of Marijuana:
Marijuana can cloud your senses and judgment. The effects can differ depending on things like how potent your pot was, how you took it, and much Marijuana you’ve used in the past. It might:
- Heighten your senses (colours might seem brighter and sounds might seem louder)
- Distort your sense of time.
- Severely affects your motor neurons and make driving more dangerous.
- Lower your inhibitions so you may have risky sex or take other chances.
Here are only a few benefits of Marijuana, among the many benefits of this plant. It’s unclear if Marijuana is still illegal in most parts of the country and if it still gets a bad rap. It is expected that, shortly, medical research will continue to prove its usefulness in many areas and make this tree an effective remedy for all ailments.