To some people the medical benefits of cannabis are just “Stoner-isms”. Some of the most common effects of cannabis have been stereo typed, but those stereo types are what is actually helping patients that use cannabis for symptom relief.
“Munching out is just what happen when you smoke dope”. Yes, but for a person that has a hard time eating, munching out would be heaven for them.
“Pasties are just a side effect of smoking pot”, yet, If you have a problem with drooling, pasties sound great I’m sure.
“Smoking cannabis makes you stupid”, no it calms you down to a mellow level which is beneficial for someone that has anxiety.
There are many different ways that cannabis can help relieve symptoms of occupational stress/pain injuries and we have gathered ten to give you cannabis help.
1.) Nausea And Vomiting – Cannabis helps reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Children undergoing chemotherapy could also benefit greatly from marijuana help.
2.) Constipation – Ingesting whole cannabis extracts or smoking/vaporizing cannabis will relax your bowels. Chemicals in cannabis helps regulate your digestive system.
3.) Weight Loss – For patients with cancer, cannabis helps prevent unhealthy loss of weight. You lose the urge to eat while you have cancer, and smoking cannabis helps people eat.
4.) Mood – Chemicals in cannabis have anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects. When you use cannabis you giggle, laugh and just see the world in a better way.
5.) Pain – The effects of cannabis helps with pain relief. There has been a lot of research in this area, especially with the use of cannabidiol (CBD) rich strains.
6.) Sleep – THC has improved sleep in patients undergoing chemotherapy…well with any patient using cannabis. Cannabis helps you sleep…period.
7.) Fatigue – Different cannabis strains offer daytime fatigue, while at the same time helping patients get to sleep at night. Like I was saying there are strains that help you feel creative and uplifted, which helps for daytime use
8.) Sexual Function – As cannabis is known to slow down time 🙂 , being slow and mindful with every touch is very satisfying. For females pot is known to heighten sex drive as well as sensual awareness, combined with taking it slow could turn into a long night. Or twenty minutes later that felt all night….either way, it’s a fun time.
9.) Itching – Marijuana helps some patients deal with this irritating symptom. The journal of Experimental Dermatology has published a review, in which the authors point out the therapeutic possibilities of using cannabinoids to treat skin diseases.
Recent evidence has shown that cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2 are expressed in healthy and diseased skin. Therefore, a treatment targeting these receptors could prove very effective.
10.) Cancer – Studies have long shown that people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine.
More recently, scientists reported that THC and other cannabinoids such as CBD slow growth and/or cause death in certain types of cancer cells growing in laboratory dishes. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer.
The Wellness Soldier