Why Pot is Considered as a Cure

Various studies have shown that pot has medicinal properties. Pot has been legalized in
several states in the US and other countries around the world for treatment of various conditions.
Some pot extracts are used to make drugs some of which you may have taken. There are many
clinical tests being conducted to find out whether Pot can be used for the treatment of various
conditions and thus far most of them have been promising. There has been a remarkable success
for some ailments and conditions such as depression, cancer and other anxiety disorders,
glaucoma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), concussions, chronic pain, dementia and
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease tremors, epileptic seizures, muscle sclerosis, arthritis
discomfort hepatitis C among others. From the various studies conducted to find out the potential
health benefits of pot, there is strong evidence that it is a cure. It has preventive and curative
properties for various conditions and ailments especially those that affect the central nervous
system and growth of cells. The two main components of pot are cannabinol and
tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and they have shown that they have medicinal properties in many
preliminary studies, and further researches are being conducted to improve their efficacy.

 

Is pot (marijuana) a cure?

Pot can be considered as a cure because there are many pieces of evidence where it has been
shown to have curative properties. If you have ever taken some painkillers, there is a good
chance that you ingested some pot compounds used to manufacture those drugs. If after taking
those drugs your pain subsided, then pot cured you. All the aforementioned cases in which pot
has been considered to aid in either treating a condition or inhibiting the development of certain
conditions such as Alzheimer’s, it is a cure with proved scientific data to support this claim.
These drugs have been proven to be effective in their application. Given that the studies
conducted into it have warranted clinical therapeutic application for various drugs and approved
by government agencies like FDA, then it is evident that it is indeed a cure for various ailments.

Most depression and anxiety disorder drugs are also manufactured using port extracts. It is
therefore evident that pot is a cure and there is enough data to support its curative properties.
What medical conditions can marijuana cure or make better
Marijuana can cure a wide range of diseases and conditions. These conditions have scientific
data to support the efficacy of pot to treat them. In all the instances of pot being used as a cure
listed below, it is under clinical prescription and not leisure. Data has also been collected to show
that the Marijuana itself is the curative element in the prescription and that the efficacy is not a
placebo effect.

 

Treatment of chronic pain

Most people prefer marijuana-based medication as a pain reliever. There is definitive evidence
that cannabis or cannabinoids are analgesics. For the common conditions which are characterized
by sharp pain such as arthritis, pot has been used as a pain reliever for them, and it has proven to
be effective. It also helps reduce tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s
disease patients reported better sleep and improved motor skills after using medically prescribed
marijuana therapy.

 

Depression

Depression can be caused by reduced production of endocannabinoids in the body, and therefore
marijuana can be introduced to stabilize endocannabinoid levels. Endocannabinoids help in
cognition, emotions, and behavior which are some of the ways through which depression
manifests itself. Endocannabinoids are responsible for mood change and therefore using
marijuana can trigger a positive mood change and elate the mood of an individual. More research
is being done in this field to produce effective medicine for treating depression based on
marijuana extracts.

 

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

One of the products found in Marijuana, tetrahydro-cannabinoids (THC) which usually makes a
marijuana smoker ‘high,’ has shown it can reduce the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

THC slows the formation of amyloid plaques. Amyloid plaques are associated with Alzheimer’s
because they kill brain cells and eventually lead to the associated symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
THC blocks the enzyme in the brain that catalyzes the formation of amyloid plaques. Therefore,
it helps slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. Additionally, THC reduces behavioral disturbances
in dementia parents. Of the prescribed drug for dementia patients is known as dronabinol.

 

Arthritis

Arthritis patients have constant pain, and their quality of sleep is greatly affected due to pain
from inflamed joints and muscles. Previously, there have been various researches that have
shown significant pain reduction for people with rheumatoid arthritis and hence they could
improve the quality of their life and have more quality sleep. One of the drugs used to treat
rheumatoid arthritis is Sativex which is based on cannabinoid.

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental condition caused by witnessing a life-
threatening event. THC and other natural cannabinoids found in pot help regulate the system that
causes fear and anxiety in a person by inhibiting the chemicals and hormones that produce and
propagate these elements. It is however supposed to be prescribed since it may escalate the issue
if left unchecked and lead to addiction and paranoia.

 

Cancer

Various scientific studies have shown that cannabinoids inhibit cancer growth cell by killing the
cancerous cells hence preventing further spread. The degree of cannabinoids efficacy is varied,
but in clinical trials, there is a strong trend that indicates that marijuana helps fight cancer. Many
resources have been pumped into the study of marijuana and cancer to help find a cure for cancer
which would require a life-changing discovery. Marijuana has shown positive results by killing
cancerous cells in lab tests, and before it is rolled out for clinical use, some doctors prescribe it to
help manage the condition. There is a large body of scientific data which indicates that
cannabinoids specifically inhibit cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death.

 

Conclusion

Concisely, there are many advantages of using pot on top of the medicinal benefits outlined
above. If they have the curative abilities, then they surely have preventive ability against these
conditions. The use of pot as a cure is potentially limitless and as more studies are being
conducted into the potential health benefits of the product. For the users, there have been clear
evidence that they are more resistant to the aforementioned conditions and they have helped
them in more ways such as creativity.