According to the National Institute of Health, cannabis has provided a treatment for ailments for at least 3,000 years. The cannabis plant contains more than a hundred individual chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one creates a different effect on the body. THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the primary chemicals used in medicine. Cannabinoids are similar to chemicals the body makes that factor into appetite, memory, movement, and pain.

Evidence supports the therapeutic effects of cannabis in reducing chronic pain, nausea, and vomiting due to chemotherapy, spasticity, anxiety, and inflammation. Medical marijuana is gaining momentum as it proves effective in treating conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, eating disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, and more. CBD has received a lot of attention as a therapy for people with severe seizures. The cannabis plant continues to verify its rewards in more fields, offering a natural alternative and potential cure of all major kinds of ailments.

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