Medical Marijuana Benefits
Medical Marijuana has been used to help treat symptoms of pain, nausea, muscle spasms, anxiety, seizures, sleep problems, and other conditions. Components of medical marijuana include THC and CBD. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and gives marijuana its psychoactive effects. THC has some medicals uses like relieving nausea, appetite loss, insomnia, and other symptoms.
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is the component that gives most of the medical benefits. CBD is most famous for treating a rare, debilitating form of pediatric epilepsy called Dravet’s Syndrome. Dravet’s syndrome has drug-resistant seizures making it hard to medicate. A study from 2017 shows that Dravet’s syndrome reduction was seen in all different types of seizure levels. Patients who have epilepsy and seizures have been seen to have a reduction in their number of episodes. CBD has been used to reduce anxiety levels and depression, alleviate cancer-related symptoms, and has neuroprotective effects.
In patients with cancer, medical marijuana can help with the side effects of chemotherapy and the pain of cancer. PTSD affects about 8% of our general public but is seen more commonly in soldiers and veterans, affecting around 20%. Medical marijuana helps increase the level of cannabinoids that are lower in individuals with PTSD alleviating them of many of their symptoms.
If you have questions, or need more information, contact Dr. Terese Taylor, a registered Medical Marijuana Doctor in Cape Coral, Florida.