Marijuana and Health: The Unexplored Benefits

Medical marijuana has been under fire for a long time. Groups against any form legalized marijuana have been pointing out that it causes no vital improvements to patients. In response, those who are in favor of limited legislation for medicinal purposes have been gaining ground in several states like California.

A study done to rodents showed that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main components of cannabis, decreases the development of tumors in various parts of the body. One advantage of this potential treatment is that it doesn’t have any long term side effects; unlike chemotheraphy that can potentially destroy other cells and render a person extremely weak. This means, to some degree, that marijuana can potentially cure cancer, but many more studies must be taken to be sure; however, it is already showing promise against brain cancer.

Despite all these possible wonders, however, it is important to note that cannabis still has a long way to go as far as research and development is concerned. More confirming data must be gathered before it can be declared officially a cure for various diseases; but so far, for the states that allow it, many people are thanking medical marijuana for saving their lives.


Posted on November 7, 2013, in Health and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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