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Medical Use of Cannabis


Since Cannabis is one of the oldest psychoactive plants known to humans, the medicinal use of the plant is also veiled in many ancient books. The therapeutic potential of hemp has been recognized since ancient times. Today, Cannabis is for many conditions, which include:

  • Nausea and Vomiting, Particularly when associated with Chemotherapy.
  • In cases of weight loss caused by HIV/AIDS, Cancer or Anorexia Nervosa (Cannabis is an appetite stimulant).
  • Pain relief for cancer and arthritis patients.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy.
  • Asthma.

Cannabis is also used for substance addition and withdrawal as it has been proved effective in suppressing carvings and other withdrawal symptoms. Other than this, the patients of Schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder have also been treated with Cannabis, with no significant side-effects.

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