It is estimated that 29.1 million people in the US alone suffer from diabetes. Cannabis, however, has proved useful in the management or even prevent type 2 diabetes.
- Bladder cancer
A February 2015 study published in The Journal of Urology found that use of cannabis in California men could be “inversely associated with risk of bladder cancer.” While the study took care to say that an effect causal has not been detected, the study, however, offers a promise to those who seek to counteract the effects or even prevent this harmful and often fatal disease.
A recent CDC study found that a whopping 36 percent in the US alone are considered obese. Fortunately, studies show that cannabis is highly effective in combating obesity.
- Painful bladder syndrome
At least one study has found that interstitial cystitis – a chronic bladder disease also known as painful bladder syndrome – can be treated by using cannabinoids.
- Sleep disorders
Lack of sleep can lead to a number of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Many patients with insomnia have found relief through cannabis, especially of THC, which acts as a natural sleep aid.
- Rashes, eruptions
The skin rash or shingles rash, while more common in elderly patients, however, are highly prevalent. It is estimated that up to a third of people will develop shingles in their lifetime. While a cure for the eruption has not yet been discovered, cannabinoids may offer treatment for pain associated with effects of the disease.
- Tourette syndrome
The neuropsychiatric disorder Tourette syndrome – which translates into a series of ‘tics’ involuntary and whose cause is unknown – has no known cure. However, while research on the relationship of the disease with cannabis still ongoing, the studies that have been conducted show positive promise with treatment therapy with cannabinoids.
Several studies published in the last five years – including one in the British Journal of Pharmacology and another in Cell Metabolism – found that bone erosion caused by osteoporosis could be reduced by strengthening the endocannabinoid system affected patients with therapy with cannabinoids.