Marijuana is a narcotic substance that has been banned by most of the Governments. Although marijuana has been known to mankind for more than 2000 years, it was banned only in the later part of 20th century. Not many people know that marijuana has very good medicinal uses also. Over the last few decades the lobby that advocates liberal laws on marijuana citing its benefits is growing in its voice. Many Governments are thinking on liberalizing the law on marijuana because of its beneficial uses. It is argued that smoking marijuana indiscreetly causes problems. When taken in limited quantities, it can be very effective in treating certain medical conditions. Hence the need of the hour is to allow its regulated uses.
Beneficial effect if Marijuana on Glaucoma, which is an eye disease in which the optic nerves are damaged due to increased pressure inside the eyeball, are well known. It is rare to find a marijuana doper with this medical condition. Marijuana is very effective in decreasing pressure inside the eye ball leading to ease of stress on the eye ball and consequently on the optic nerve.
Contrary to what many believe and perceive, marijuana has a positive effect on damaged caused by smoking tobacco. Smoking marijuana has opposite effect on your lungs than what smoking tobacco has. It reverses the carcinogenic effects of tobacco. According to an empirical long term study done by university of Chicago, tobacco smokers systematically lost their lung function over a period of time whereas pot smokers showed an increase in lung function over the years. Marijuana is not known only to control the carcinogenic effects of tobacco but rather it helps in controlling all sorts of cancer. Scientists are very aggressively exploring the usage of marijuana in treating cancer.
Anxiety is another medical condition in which marijuana is very effective. However, it efficacy in the case of anxiety is somewhat in controversy because many believe that it reduces anxiety by its psychotropic effects. There is another school of thought that advocates that it may not be due to psychotropic effects of marijuana. Whatever may be the actual mechanism by which it acts, the bottom line is that it helps in reducing anxiety.
For medicinal usage, marijuana is usually inhaled in vapour form. You may click here to know more about how to inhale marijuana in vapour form. You must consult your doctor before actually inhaling it.Read More