What Are The Medical Benefits of Marijuana? - Leaf Science

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Marijuana can be helpful for treating many different conditions.

Marijuana is known for its ability to leave users happy, relaxed, and giggling. It can even offer many health benefits, like improved sleep, mood, and creativity. But aside from these everyday uses, marijuana can also be used as a medicine.

Patients with medical conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis to migraines to diabetes may be prescribed marijuana to help treat their symptoms and manage their condition.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of marijuana when it comes to different medical conditions.

1. Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions treated with medical marijuana.

Similar to over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen, marijuana can reduce inflammation and pain associated with inflammation.

THC is the compound believed to reduce pain. It has been found to be effective in a variety of conditions that cause pain, including arthritis, migraine, multiple sclerosis and cancer.