Cannabis Sativa, more commonly known as marijuana is a plant that is mostly used for recreational purposes. Two commonly used compounds are extracted from the marijuana plant with number one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and number two is CBD (Cannabidiol).
THC is psychoactive which means by using it you’ll get high or intoxicated. Whereas CBD has non-psychoactive and has pain-relieving properties, so it is widely used for the treatment of health issues like muscle pains, headaches, panic disorder, anxiety disorder and insomnia. CBD oil is also used for calming pets who are prone to stress or have separation anxiety. Cannabis has several uses:
- Chronic Pain Relief
Medicinal marijuana is widely used all over the world for the treatment of severe pain. Marijuana contains compounds called cannabinoids which are associated with pain-relieving properties. Cannabinoids have a very specific chemical make-up which makes them very effective in the treatment of chronic pain.
- Improves Lung Capacity
Studies have shown people who smoke cannabis have improved lung capacities and their lung tissue is not damaged, unlike the lungs of people who smoke cigarettes.
- Prevents Diabetes
Cannabis has a major effect on blood sugar and insulin. It can actually help regulate blood sugar levels, which means it can prevent diabetes in pre-diabetic people and help regulate blood sugar levels in diabetic people.
- Cancer Treatment
One of the most important benefits of using cannabis or its products is that it helps fight cancer. Research and studies have shown that regular use of cannabis can help treat certain types of cancer.
- Helps With Anxiety, Depression And Panic Disorder
Marijuana contains endocannabinoids which work as mood stabilizers which is why cannabis is widely used to alleviate anxiety and depression. There is a specific dosage for anxiety that is taken every single day. For depression, cannabis can be used in any way in any safe dose.
- Helps With Alcoholism
The majority of people are unaware of the fact that cannabis can actually help alcoholics. As cannabis is a lot safer than alcohol, it can be used as a substitute to get high. Even though recreational use of cannabis is not 100% safe, but it is a great way to quit or at least cut-down drinking.