Medical marijuana overall review.
Medical marijuana is made of dried parts of the Cannabis sativa plant. Most people have turned to it as a herbal remedy for centuries. Medical marijuana has been proven to help alleviate pain and symptoms from serious and chronic illnesses that cause much suffering to patients.
Medical marijuana or medical cannabis refers to any part of the marijuana plant that is used to treat health problems. Medical marijuana is not used to get “high.” It is a plant-based medicine from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica species with three major active compounds: THC, CBD, and CBN.
MMJ Doctor Online provides Californians with medical documentation necessary to access medical marijuana as a safe, effective treatment.
Medical marijuana is used for
- Muscle spasms,
- Multiple sclerosis,
- Low appetite,
- Sleep problems,
- Epilepsy (seizure disorders), and
- Other conditions.
The health benefits of medical marijuana include relief from pain and muscle spasm, nausea associated with chemotherapy, and anorexia.
Benefits are seen in immune function, neuroplasticity, emotional and mood regulation, vascular health, and digestive function. Research is limited but studies of the endocannabinoid system suggest benefits may include neuroprotection (in MS, epilepsy, other movement disorders), and benefit in several mood and anxiety disorders.
The side effects of medical marijuana are minimal when used at low doses and include dry mouth and fatigue. At higher doses, side effects include dizziness, paranoia, and psychoactive effects.