Since discovering the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in the 1970’s thousands of scientific studies about cannabis have been carried out. Around the world research on the benefits of cannabis and its components has been undertaken.
Although thousands of studies have proven the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, the use of medical cannabis still remains a worldwide debate. That is why, at a time when scientific studies on cannabis are progressing significantly, it is necessary to put an end to the political opinions that are impeding the progress of research regarding the benefits of cannabis and their therapeutic use.
There are currently more than 10,000 scientific studies on cannabis itself, but what have the results been to date? In amongst all of these investigations, we must emphasize one American study that presented almost one hundred effects of medical cannabis. The cannabis plant contains hundreds of components, some of which are still unknown. Researchers studying medical cannabis are trying to find out about the most important components of the plants, including THC and CBD.
Medical benefits of cannabis
First, research has proven that cannabis and its therapeutic properties is able to treat chronic pain in adults. In addition, cannabis has been found to significantly reduce the nausea and vomiting associated with chemo therapy as well as improve symptoms of diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Cannabis is effective for sleep disorders that may relate to diseases such as Fibromyalgia. There are a number of testimonies which claim that cannabis stimulates appetite and treats anxiety, not only for the symptoms of certain illnesses, but also for particular treatments. It interacts with a cannabinoid receptor in the brain, the THC comes into contact with the sense of smell which enhances the stimulation of appetite.
In conclusion, it can be confirmed that cannabis has therapeutic advantages when it comes to treating chronic pain that cannot be improved with conventional medicine.