Medical marijuana is the only treatment method that has had a rather turbulent past than any other form of treatment. It is not easy to obtain medical marijuana from the plant they sell on the street. Medical marijuana is obtained from a very pure, uncut cannabis indica plant. The plant contains hundreds of chemicals that are beneficial to human health. But the most used chemicals, out of hundreds, are two, THC which stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidol (CBD). These two chemicals are also the most dominant of all other chemicals present in the plant.
In the last article, we looked at the illness that medical marijuana treats or improve symptoms. Despite being used to treat a variety of diseases, medical marijuana has not been approved by government agencies like the Federal Drug Administration. One of the main reasons why medical marijuana has received resistance from different quarters is because there has not been done a convincing clinical trial to prove the medical benefits of the cannabis indica plant. But that doesn’t mean that the plant lacks any medical benefits. It has in fact been used for more than a thousand years as a medical therapy. Medical marijuana has a variety of health benefits, especially for seniors.
A huge number of illnesses that medical marijuana treats, are associated with old age. These diseases include;