With cannabis legalization at the forefront of many medical debates across the globe right now, we are taking a close, in-depth look at what leading experts say about the medicinal value of cannabis to treat what they claim are ‘hundreds’ of medical conditions.
Let’s start with pain: While it has been normal practice in the West for the past half decade at least, for people to go see their doctor for prescription medication when they get some pain or unusual blood count readings, many are now turning to medical cannabis as an organic and synthetic chemical-free zone for their pain relief.
In the pivotal documentary entitled, ‘Medical Cannabis and Its Impact on Human Health,’ Dr David Bearman M.D., as well as numerous other experts and world-renowned authorities on medical cannabis, discusses not only the history of cannabis. Noting that it has been used for thousands of years in medicine, across all 7 continents, dating back to the ancient Chinese as well as age-old Indian cultures. But also the numerous medical benefits that cannabis provides to thousands of people on a daily basis across the globe.
Obviously, the subject of the medical benefits of cannabis is a massive one, since the legal use of cannabis for any purpose, medicinal or other, was banned in the U.S. back in the mid-1930’s, initially thanks to the ‘Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act, in conjunction with the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Since then, most folks use patented chemicals, produced en-masse by big pharmaceutical companies whenever they get a headache or some heartburn. That feeds into a highly addictive, multi-billion dollar industry that is better for some people than for others.
However, as Dr Bearman explains, these days, as a host of countries begin decriminalizing cannabis for medical purposes, many people are looking for a natural alternative for their ailments, in order to avoid common and sometimes dangerous side effects caused by many prescription medications.
A US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health study, entitled, “Effects of Medical Marijuana on Migraine Headache Frequency in an Adult Population,” backs up Dr Bearman’s claims, concluding that: “The frequency of migraine headache was decreased with medical marijuana use. Prospective studies should be conducted to explore a cause-and-effect relationship and the use of different strains, formulations, and doses of marijuana to better understand the effects of medical marijuana on migraine headache treatment and prophylaxis.”
Other ailments such as , can also be treated effectively with cannabis. In the case of Crohn’s Disease, as a case in point, it is noted that many patients were able to move off of long-term steroid use, in favor of cannabis, reducing diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
But one of the most compelling arguments that medical cannabis helps with hundreds of medical conditions is Dr Bearman’s citation of a comprehensive list compiled by the late Dr Tod Mikuriya, a psychiatrist and outspoken advocate for the legalization and use of cannabis for medical purposes, which notes an astounding 257 different medical conditions that Cannabis can help with.
It’s well worth reading through Dr Mikuriya’s extensive list, in order to understand the potential scale of the future of medical cannabis. You can read the full list here.
Other noteworthy conditions that cannabis treats include, Multiple sclerosis, anxiety related to Alzheimer’s Disease, muscle spasms associated with Parkinson’s Disease. Meanwhile, in the area of Psychological disorders, cannabis is thought to help with such conditions as Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and reduction of fearful memories.
The next natural step is for the findings of the studies to be slowly implemented, as we hopefully look forward to a world where physical ailments may be cured by natural means.
*** This is an opinion article, we don’t make any medical claims ***