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Marijuana Facts – Ten Surprising Truths About Marijuana Medicine

  1. Experts in healthcare are in support of medical marijuana.

Three out of four physicians and nine out of 10 nurses were found to favour the decriminalisation of marijuana for medicinal use in a study by Medscape, an online forum for doctors and nurses. Get more info about KindPeoples Recreational Cannabis Dispensary-Dispensary Santa Cruz.

  1. The vast majority of prescriptions for medical marijuana are for life-threatening conditions.

Many people claim that the medical marijuana movement is an excuse for stoners to get legal pot, but 90 percent of MMJ prescriptions are for AIDS or cancer, according to the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center.

  1. There is a neurochemical influence of marijuana on pain.

A National Institute of Mental Health research has shown that the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana inhibit the transmission of pain signals in the brain rather than either “relaxing” a patient or “intoxicating” them.

  1. To cure mental health issues, pot may be used medicinally.

Many people think of marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma and pain, but psychiatric illnesses as diverse as Tourette’s, depression, anxiety disorders, and even anorexia and bulimia are also accepted in various jurisdictions.

  1. For up to 60 months, medical marijuana can be processed without losing its potency.

A research was carried out by the National Institute on Substance Abuse that showed that medical-grade pots can be stored for up to 60 months at freezing temperatures without losing any potency.

  1. The number of medication-related deaths may be decreased by 1,000 or more a year by medicinal marijuana.

The FDA recently published a study showing that between 1997 and 2005, 17 medications used for symptoms ranging from nausea to pain (which could be substituted by medical MJ) were responsible for 10,000+ deaths, at a rate of around 1,000 per year.

  1. For more than forty years, the University of Mississippi has grown medicinal cannabis.

The US government has a long-standing contract with Ole Miss to cultivate a variety of medical research marijuana products. Ole Miss researchers have grown between 1.5 and 6.5 acres of medical MJ every year since 1968.

  1. It appears that legal medical marijuana decreases the illicit use of marijuana by teenagers.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has found that illegal use by teens has dropped an average of 3 percent in eight of the ten states with legal medical marijuana laws.

  1. You will reduce the risk of developing lung cancer by smoking grass.

Despite arguments to the contrary, no link between smoking marijuana and contracting lung cancer was found in an in-depth analysis at UCLA, suggesting instead that “may have some protective effect.”

  1. The immune system can be strengthened by Ganja.

Is there something that cannabis does not do? In a report published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr. Donald Abrams discovered that patients with medical marijuana had “improved immune function” relative to patients who got a placebo.