Medicinal

Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years. Early Chinese Doctors used cannabis as an anaesthetic as early as 200AD. in fact in Chinese the term anaesthesia literally means ‘Cannabis Intoxication’. The Chinese were not the only ones to realize the benefit of medicinal cannabis. in Egypt it was often used to treat haemorrhoids. whilst the ancient Indians used cannabis for a variety of ailments including insomnia, migraines, and pain relief.
Unfortunately our relationship with cannabis took a turn for the worse and was stopped been used by many due to political and industrial pressure. Fortunately though cannabis has seen a resurgence with many countries now using cannabis for medical treatments.
Medicinal cannabis, mainly thanks to its CBD content can be used for the treatment of many ailments. but what is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS receptors help regulate basic metabolic functions. These include pain, pleasure, mood, digestion and motor control.
Pain – THC can activate the central nervous systems pathways blocking pain signals to the brain
Nausea/Vomiting – THC has been used in the treatment for cancer patients suffering nausea/vomiting due to their treatment.
Loss of appetite – Known to stimulate appetite in both healthy (munches) and sick people who’s treatment may cause loss of appetite.
Insomnia – whilst most of us are aware of the sleep-inducing effect marijuana has, recent research suggest cannabis can aid sleep apnea.
Depression – Studies show THC and CBD exert anti-depressant like actions contributing to mood elevations.
Anxiety – Brazilian studies show CBD exert anxiolytic properties controlling the cerebral blood flow reducing anxiety.
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