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Medical Uses of Cannabis In the world, cannabis, also known as ‘joint’ or marijuana among other names is one of the most used drug. It is obtained a hemp plant, and the part that mainly produces it is the flowers, and some of it been produced in the leaves, seeds and stem of the hemp plant.There are chemical compounds that are in high concentration in the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant which include cannabinoids. When marijuana is taken by mouth, it can be used for medical purposes. The medical marijuana can be acquired in drugs stores or dispensaries that are licensed to sell it. Even though these licensed dispensaries and pharmacies have been legalized to sell it; they are still required to have a limited distribution due to certain requirements of the law. Before you are allowed to buy these drugs, you will first need a prescription from a doctor. The prescription must have approval from a doctor, and the disease you are suffering from that requires treatment through the medical use of marijuana. Glaucoma is the first disease that marijuana can treat and prevent. Glaucoma is a sickness that is caused by the build up of excess fluids in the front part of the eye, causing an increase in pressure that destroys the eye’s optic nerves. Glaucoma can result in loss of vision if it is not treated. Therefore, doctors may recommend patients who have glaucoma to smoke marijuana since it lowers their intraocular pressure. Subsequently, the effects of this drug minimizes the growth of glaucoma and also inhibits blindness.
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Similarly, cancer patients usually take pot to moderate nausea and vomiting that are brought about by chemotherapeutic elements that are used in the cancer treatment. Some studies show that some chemical compounds in marijuana can reduce the development of certain types of cancer cells and the spread of some forms of cancer. Furthermore, doctors may advise AIDS patients to use marijuana to ward off the pain, nausea and weight loss. The prescription also assists them in increasing appetite, and they consequently gain weight.
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In addition to reducing pain, nausea and weight loss, marijuana can also be used by people who have undergone kidney transplant so that it can weaken their immune system and lessen the chances of the kidney transplant been rejected. In conclusion, studies show that marijuana can be used to regulate epileptic seizures and minimize the symptoms of a severe seizure condition. Physicians who instruct patients to use this drug, for this reason, say that the chemical compound known as cannabidiol usually interact with the brain cells to minimize the dangerous activities in the brain that lead to these seizures.

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