Mental and physical health can improve with cannabis

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Relying on cannabis to support better health is no myth

The illegalization of marijuana has prevented its therapeutic effects from being studied in depth. Still, the winds are changing, and evidence is accumulating for its therapeutic use in a multitude of conditions, both mental and physical. Many people today benefit from the effects of this plant to maintain a balanced quality of life between body and brain.

The use of marijuana in moderation induces feelings of relaxation. As a result, its effect is ideal for combating stress and anxiety. Several studies have indicated that marijuana inhalation is able to reduce the symptoms of compulsions and anxiety in most patients.

As a result, people also turn to marijuana to have a better quality of sleep and to stop insomnia. Studies have found that cannabidiol (CBD) in combination with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has the potential as a treatment for sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and nightmares related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In the US, PTSD is the most commonly used reason for prescribing marijuana to patients. The study with veterans indicates that it reduces feelings of fear and anxiety. Marijuana also reduces nightmares in these patients as it disrupts the sleep cycles where they occur. Other studies indicate that CBD relieves seizures in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.

When it comes to the physical side, it has been concluded that the treatment of chronic pain was the main use of cannabis and the reason why many people used it for a medical indication. These effects depend on both THC and CBD. It is also effective against muscle spasms, for example, of the diaphragm, which does not respond to other drugs.

The same CBD component can slow down the development of cancer. In addition, cancer patients treated with chemotherapy suffer from nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Several studies have shown that smoking marijuana or using THC-based drugs can alleviate these symptoms.