There are many questions that revolve around the topic marijuana, like how patients find it useful, how they could discuss it with doctors, and many more. More than 85 percent of people in America support the legalization of medical marijuana; it is also used by millions of people in the country.
Marijuana Without the High
A compound, which is extracted from the hemp plant, known as cannabidiol (CBD) is the least controversial among marijuana as it has no intoxicating properties. Marijuana has more than a hundred active components in it which include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This component often causes a sensation of “high” after consuming it. The strains that are dominant in cannabidiol have no THC content (little, if any) and therefore, patients who are in treatment using cannabidiol do not face any change in their consciousness.
However, many patients report several benefits of CBD including relief for pain, insomnia, anxiety, and spasticity. They are also reported for its benefits in treating conditions like epilepsy which can sometimes be life-threatening. Dravet syndrome which is a form of childhood epilepsy which is very difficult to control was seen responding to strains of marijuana that are dominant in cannabidiol.
Uses of Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana is most commonly used for controlling pain that is associated with various health conditions such as arthritis. Even though it is not regarded as an effective remedy for chronic pain, it is widely used for treating pain that occurs in smaller degrees. It is seen as safer options than opiates and can also replace NSAIDs like Aleve or Advil.
CBD appears to lessen the pain associated with nerve pain and multiple sclerosis in general. Most of the patients claim that the intake of medical marijuana allows them to restart their activities without having a feeling of disengagement.
In addition to these, CBD is regarded as an excellent muscle relaxant. It is also used in the treatment of endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia and other condition which has chronic pain as one of the symptoms.
Marijuana is also widely used in managing weight loss and nausea, and also in the treatment of glaucoma.
Talking with Doctors
Most people find themselves in situations where they want to know about CBD but do not often fear the feeling of embarrassment. Most people use medical marijuana but do not mention this to their doctors. Patients are recommended to be entirely honest about marijuana consumption with their doctors.