Medical cannabis has always been something that has been quietly spoken about, however it is now making its way into mainstream conversation among many medical professionals due to the undeniable benefits that it has on so many lives.
It is given in a controlled dose
While medical marijuana is technically the same as recreational marijuana, the difference lies in the quantities of THC and CBD that it contains, as well as the controlled portions in which it is administered.
There are many horror stories of people having bad experiences with marijuana, which is largely caused by a lack of understanding of the product and what it contains, resulting in misuse. When medical marijuana is prescribed by a medical professional in Australia, it is done so in a quantity and strength that is specifically designed to treat the medical issues of the patient.
It’s proven to help with a wide range of conditions
Research has shown that the benefits of medical marijuana can be seen across a diverse range of conditions, and can help to ease the symptoms of a number of disorders.
Anxiety & Depression
The use of medical marijuana can help to ease the symptoms of anxiety and regulate moods for those that suffer from depression. It has been shown to help generalised anxiety, panic disorder, seasonal affective disorder as well as anxiety induced insomnia.
It is also shown to benefit those that suffer with other mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Pain and Inflammation
Many users have reported a reduction in pain due to the use of medical cannabis. This includes patients that suffer from chronic pain, as well as conditions such as endometriosis and migraines. It can also help with general muscle and joint pain.
Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy is known to cause several uncomfortable side effects such as nausea and vomiting, both which can be eased through the use of medical cannabis. It has also been shown to help cancer patients gain the weight that they have lost due to the disease.
Early studies have shown that medical marijuana could be promising in treating patients with autism by assisting in regulating their moods and controlling mood swings.
Is medical cannabis suitable for you?
If you are suffering with any of the above, you can get in touch with a medical professional here to assess your symptoms and discuss the right treatment plan for you