Understanding the Many Medical Marijuana Uses - Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes dates back centuries. From its earliest known use in Ancient China to today, our awareness of potential medical marijuana uses has grown.

In the United States, cannabis was widely utilized as a patented medicine during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It’s been only in the last few decades, however, that researchers and medical experts started to truly understand medical marijuana benefits.

With that growing acknowledgement of cannabis and its therapeutic effects, attitudes toward the substance have shifted dramatically. This has led a significant expansion in legal access throughout the United States and the globe.

Keep reading to learn more about the wide array of medical marijuana uses, and the science behind cannabis’ therapeutic potential.

Medical marijuana refers to using the cannabis plant or its extracts to treat symptoms of an illness or a disease.

Facilitate recovery following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) Vaped ordabbed: Heating up marijuana to its respective boiling point with a vaporizer to release cannabinoids and other active ingredients as an inhalable vapor. Smoked: Setting fire to marijuana in the form of a hand-rolled joint, pipe, gravity bong or water pipe to release cannabinoids as an inhalable smoke. Eaten: Swallowing marijuana in the form of an edible, such as a cookie, gummy, or beverage. Taken under the tongue: Placing liquid-form marijuana under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and allowing it to absorb through the mucous membranes of the mouth. Applied topically: Applying cannabis-infused body products like balms, salves, lotions, and oils, directly onto the skin for targeted effects.