Diseases treatable with CANNABIS

Therapeutic use of CANNABIS

Marijuana is a slang term used for cannabis. Here, we are not to encourage the use of marijuana as a drug, but to deepen the knowledge about the benefits and the potential of the plant in the therapy and treatment of various diseases.

So, the significance of Therapeutic use of cannabis is as follows:

1. Brain cancer

The final confirmation of the anti – cancer properties of cannabis came from the National Institute on Drug Abuse admitting that some substances derived from cannabis are able to combat the most serious forms of cancer in the brain and reduce the size of tumors. In any case, the US institute that works against abuse and drug use, does not authorize the use of marijuana as a drug but recognizes the marijuana plant as a real drug.


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2. Schizophrenia

In a greenhouse on the outskirts of London, the government has authorized the cultivation of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. They are studying the potential of marijuana for schizophrenia . Cannabis may have an antipsychotic effect and a team of experts working have created a treatment against psychosis and diseases similar to it, such as schizophrenia.

3. Multiple Sclerosis

In 2013, Italy allowed the sale of a drug based on cannabinoid called Sativex. It is a spray for oral use consisting of two active ingredients: THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), extracted from the plant Cannabis sativa. Furthermore, the spray is used in adjunctive therapy for patients suffering with spasticity (increased muscle tone) moderate to severe due to multiple sclerosis.

4. Veterinary Use

The United States and even veterinarians use therapeutic cannabis to cure domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. The goal is to allow the owners to administer THC in their pets. A veterinarian certifies that the animal suffering from disease, as a result, can be relieved with the use of cannabis.

5. Aids

A recent study focused on the possibility of using marijuana to counteract the virus that causes AIDS . The study noted that one of the well known and most important active ingredient in cannabis is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is able to protect the cells against the damage caused by the HIV virus. You may or may not experience the effects of marijuana on AIDS patients. The specialists are trying to obtain the results to cure humans.

6. Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus and Seizures

A mother in Florida saved her daughter suffering for 19 months with the above conditions. Thanks to cannabis oil !! The doctors lost hope, but the mother decided to start a treatment with cannabis oil in sublingual administration after reading several articles and medical journals describing the healing from cannabis. The first improvements came after 24 hours of administration. In addition, Mike Cutler, a man of 63 years in East Sussex (south-eastern county of England), claims to have cured his cancer with cannabis oil made at home. Cannabis can really be helpful in curing seizures.

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7. Anxiety and stress


According to research carried out in recent years at the University of Haifa in Israel, cannabis have the ability to relieve the symptoms of Post-Traumatic stress. Cannabinoid, an active substance in cannabis, helps in blocking the sensation of anxiety caused by traumatic events when administered within 24 hours of the occurrence of the event. According to experts, marijuana does not erase the episode, but hinders the development of symptoms related to post-traumatic stress.

Hence, cannabis is a useful medicinal herb.

8. Neurological damage and cognitive deficits


A survey conducted by specialists in the University of Tel Aviv showed that the low doses of THC may protect the brain from severe neurological damage and cognitive deficits . The investigation shows that how a patient can use very low doses of the active ingredient that is from 1,000 to 10,000 times less than the amount present in a marijuana cigarette, to protect the brain and to preserve cognitive functions over time.

9. Diabetes and obesity


Cannabis, in therapeutic doses, is useful in the treatment of obese patients at the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. According to a study by the University of Buckingham, two compounds present in the leaves of cannabis – the cannabidiol and THCV, increases the amount of energy that the body burns and helps in treating diabetes, lowering cholesterol in blood and fat in certain organs, especially the liver.

10. Tumors and Metastases

Scientists at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found a compound derived from marijuana which is able to prevent the formation of metastases in many of the most aggressive forms of cancer, dramatically reducing the mortality rate. The survey surpassed the testing phase in the laboratory and is waiting for the green light to use it as a therapeutic purpose for humans.

Therefore, Cannabis is a natural occurring plant or herb, as a result, it can make more contribution in the field of medicine.

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