In the United States alone, there are four types of marijuana that have been allowed to be produced for medical or called with Medical Cannabis, namely:
Marinol and Cesamet: these two drugs are used to medicate nausea and loss of appetite associated with chemotherapy and the patients with AIDS. This is another form of THC, which is the main ingredient of cannabis that gives a high taste. Both of these drugs were FDA approved in the 1980.
Epidiolex: This a drug is used in children with epilepsy and the FDA legalized it in 2013. However, its general use is strictly prohibited.
Sativex: is currently being clinically tested in the United States and is a cure for breast cancer. It’s the combinations of chemicals contained in cannabis plants and sprayed into a mouth. Sativex also approved in over 20 countries to address muscle spasms from MS and cancer pain.
Health benefits of cannabis
As reported by Business Insider, marijuana has several other health benefits, which may be rarely known to many people, including you, perhaps.
We know that using a cannabis (especially if the excess and use it not for treatment) will cause problems in our own health, ranging from reduced sperm quality, anxiety beyond standard, low blood pressure, and many others. But, it turns out marijuana also has a positive side and its benefits for health can be more, such as:
- Prevent Glaucoma
- Increase lung capacity
- Prevent seizures due to epilepsy
- Deadly some cancer cells
Not without risk
Although seen from its medical benefits are very useful, but if the use is not appropriate and not used properly and wisely, and also if using it is too much, you will actually even can losing your own health. And also, you should know, there is still no research about the long-term effects in the use of marijuana. So, if there is another, more effective (and legal) alternative, you do not seem to have to switch to marijuana anyway.