For Some, Doses of Legal Medical Marijuana is their Only Hope to Live
At the very least, she hopes that a regular dose of the drug, which can be obtained from legal medical marijuana dispensaries, can minimize the seizures Nicolas experiences every day. Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) seems to think so as well; previous studies regarding the use of marijuana to suppress seizures reveal that the drug is effective on at least 84 percent of children with epilepsy. What Nancy hopes to obtain is a variant of the drug known as ‘Charlotte’s Web’, which is high on CBD, but low on THC. More research is needed to fully understand the effects of all variants of medical marijuana, as the drug can be cultivated to have certain levels of CBD, THC, and over 60 other cannabinoids to provide people with different benefits.
The effectiveness of a pure THC marijuana plant in treating epilepsy is one of the things CURE intends to learn more about. This cannabinoid is responsible for the “high” that people experience when consuming the drug. Despite giving marijuana its infamous potential for abuse, THC is also known to relieve nausea, pain (especially migraines), and depression. When combined with CBD, THC gives marijuana a wealth of health benefits which can be used to help treat Alzheimer’s Disease, glaucoma, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis (among other things).