Whether you believe it’s an illegal drug only used by stoners or nature’s miracle drug, it’s hard to avoid the buzz about medical cannabis in the news today. Although marijuana is still considered an illegal drug at the federal level, 33 states have legalized its use for medical purposes. The two major ingredients of marijuana are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). The cannabis genus is classified into two major subspecies, commonly known as Sativa and Indica. The Sativa variety produces an uplifting, cerebral, and energetic effect, whereas the Indica variety produces a calming, full-body, sedative effect. Scientific research has shown that CBD can be an effective therapy for many medical conditions including:
· Crohn’s Disease
· Inflammatory Disease
· Chronic Pain
· Neuropathic Disease
So how do you know if medical cannabis is right for you? Start by having a discussion with your healthcare provider about whether medical cannabis can help your condition and symptoms. There are some contraindications for cannabinoid—based treatments, but for many patients, cannabis has the potential to significantly improve their quality of life.
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