If you’ve used medical marijuana in the past or are considering using it in the future, you’ve likely heard of the vast medical benefits consuming cannabis may have. While ongoing studies are still being conducted to confirm these benefits, all have been well documented and verified by users.

Here are the top medical benefits of marijuana.

Control seizures:

While it isn’t a proven medical benefit, many cannabis users have reported a decrease in their epileptic seizures while using the medication.

Manage nausea:

Medical marijuana been known to help treat nausea, most notably that caused by cancer chemotherapy.

Manage weight loss:

By stimulating appetite, medical marijuana can help those going through cancer treatment, suffering from anorexia nervosa, and more.

Pain relief:

One of the most well known purposes for medical cannabis is to control pain. Safer and much less addictive than opiates, marijuana gives many users the ability to function with a clear head in their everyday life.

Since pain comes in many forms, here are a few forms of pain cannabis may help with:

  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nerve pain
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Promote sleep:

Certain cannabis strains are more popular than others for promoting relaxation and sleep, which is invaluable for those who suffer from insomnia.

Reduce anxiety and stress:

Similarly, since medical cannabis most notably has calming effects, it stands to reason that it would also help users by relieving stress and anxiety.

Reduce inflammation:

For patients suffering from joint pain, glaucoma, arthritis, and other swelling and inflammation, cannabis can help alleviate these symptoms.

Treat epilepsy:

Marijuana users notice a dramatic decrease the number of seizures they have. 

Treat glaucoma:

Since glaucoma puts pressure on the eye, it makes sense that a medication that reduces inflammation would be a great treatment.

Treat PTSD and depression:

While not recommended for treating bipolar disorder, psychosis, and other mental health conditions, cannabis has been shown to alleviate symptoms of PTSD and depression.

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