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10 Surprising Truths About Marijuana Medicine

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There are tons of lists about the negative aspects of cannabis. Today we want to offer you 10 simple truths about the plant reviled by many people

1. Medical professionals are in favor of medical cannabis

In a survey by Medscape, an online community for doctors and nurses, it was found that three out of four doctors and nine out of 10 nurses support the decriminalization of medical marijuana.

2. The vast majority of medical marijuana prescriptions are for life-threatening conditions

Many people think the medical marijuana movement is an excuse for cannabis smokers to get legal weed, but according to the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center, 90% of MMJ prescriptions are for AIDS or cancer.

3. Marijuana has a neurochemical effect on pain

A study by the National Institute of Mental Health showed that instead of simply “relaxing” a pain patient or “intoxicating” them, the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana suppress the transmission of pain signals in the body. brain.

4. Pot can be used medicinally to treat mental health disorders

Many people think of the herb as medicine for glaucoma and pain, but it’s also approved in different jurisdictions to treat mental disorders as varied as Tourette’s disease, depression, anxiety disorders and even anorexia and bulimia.

5. Medical Marijuana Can Be Stored Without Losing Potency For Up To 60 Months

The National Institute on Drug Abuse conducted a study that proved the medical-grade jar can be stored at freezing temperatures for up to 60 months without losing potency.

6. Medical pot could reduce drug-related deaths by 1,000 or more each year

The FDA recently released a report that shows that 17 drugs used for symptoms ranging from nausea to pain (which could be replaced with medical DM) were responsible for more than 10,000 deaths between 1997 and 2005, at a rate of around 1,000 per year.

7. The University of Mississippi has been growing medical cannabis for over forty years

The US government has a long-standing contract with Ole Miss to grow a variety of marijuana products for medical research. Every year since 1968, Ole Miss researchers have cultivated between 1.5 and 6.5 acres of medical MJ

8. Legal Medical Marijuana Seems to Reduce Illegal Marijuana Use Among Teens

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that in eight of ten states with legal medical pot laws, illegal use among teens dropped an average of 3%.

9. Smoking weed can lower your risk of getting lung cancer

Despite claims to the contrary, an extensive UCLA study found no association between smoking pot and getting lung cancer, instead claiming that marijuana “may have a protective effect.”

10. Ganja can improve the immune system

Is there anything weed can’t do? Dr. Donald Abrams found in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that medical marijuana patients had “improved immune function” compared to patients given a placebo.

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