HOW CANNABIS HELPS PATIENTS
MORE EFFECTIVE & FEWER SIDE EFFECTS
MOST COMMON USES AND BENEFITS
Patients can consume an edible product such as a brownie, candy, cookies, pasta or use cannabis butter and oil to cook. Edibles are particularly beneficial for chronic severe body pain and sleep disorders.
Cannabis is a proven effective medicine used to treat a diverse range of symptoms from debilitating illnesses such as anxiety, appetite loss, sleep deprivation, depression, and chronic pain in many cases when traditional therapies and drugs with severe side effects have failed. Methods of treatment can be customized based on the patient's preference and medical needs making medical cannabis a proven effective treatment for children and adults with a variety of health issues.
Cannabis oil can be added to foods and liquids, applied to the skin or consumed directly in small amounts. This is particularly effective for nausea and vomiting, a common side effect during chemotherapy. There has also been remarkable relief for children with epilepsy from using a strain of cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) in the form of an oil that is administered orally.
Vapor is the most expedient method of consumption, with almost immediate effect. A vaporizer heats the cannabis plant slowly causing the active ingredients to vaporize and release the active medical components. Patients inhale the vapors to achieve the same therapeutic benefits of smoking but without exposure to harmful toxins.
Applied directly to the skin, cannabis topicals in the form of balms, lotions, sprays and ointments can be highly effective pain reliever and anti-inflammarory.
Pills have been found to provide longer-lasting aid without the harsh components of smoking.
Medical cannabis can also be consumed in a liquid, drinkable medicinal tea or soda. Patients suffering from anxiety and PTSD have found medicinal tea to be a life-changing stress relief.
"My eleven-year old daughter has suffered from uncontrolled seizures since she was three months old. We have tried all of the traditional medical treatments but nothing has worked. The legalization of medical cannabis holds new hope for her and so many kids like her. They deserve a chance to live a better quality of life."
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"Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially leathal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality."
US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, "In the Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition."
There are many benefits of medical cannabis compared to synthetic prescription drugs. Pharmaceuticals have lasting, negative side effects often correlated with addiction and an overall burden to patients’ health systems. Medical cannabis is a natural treatment that offers suffering patients relief- in many cases where prescription drugs have failed. Countless patients have replaced or significantly reduced the use of prescription medication because cannabis is proven more effective to help patients achieve an improved quality of life.