Once you learn about the endocannabinoid system in your body, it is understood very clearly why cannabis can treat many different diseases.
The big question on cannabis as medicine is that it is completely natural, and there is concern about the potentially fatal side effects obtained with other so-called drugs.
The medicine must be something that makes us feel better, not a chemical experiment that makes us feel worse or we can kill.
And with cannabis are literally decades of research (despite its limitations ) , demonstrating its effectiveness and safety
The good news is that as the ban continues falling apart, patients have a greater number of options cannabis, either through steaming, grocery, topical products, or even transdermal patches.
- Prostate cancer
Recent anecdotal and scientific evidence – A study of 2009 published in the British Journal of Cancer – suggests that prostate cancer could be inhibited by treating cannabinoids.
Depression is a medical problem that affects millions of people. A ray of hope came through preliminary research published in 2015 in the Journal of Neuroscience and found that compounds extracted from cannabis could help alleviate symptoms of depression in patients.
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
More common in children and often reaching as adults, ADHD is shown by an apparent inability to pay attention and an overview of hyperactivity and impulsivity. According to Dr. David Bearman, cannabis is probably more effective than pharmaceuticals in treating ADHD by increasing the available dopamine in the brain, which is responsible for regulating behavior and focus. This would explain many of the anecdotal reports we receive from people who have had success with their self-treatment of ADHD with cannabis.
- Crohn’s Disease
Multiple studies have found that this painful and potentially fatal disease – also known as “inflammatory bowel disease” – may be treatable with cannabinoid therapy.
- Chronic stress
Chronic stress – with symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, lack of sleep and cardiovascular disease – can have detrimental effects on the psychological and physical health of a person. Fortunately, several studies – including one by researchers at Vanderbilt University – found that cannabis can be very effective in reducing chronic stress and its effects.