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The Natural Healing Benefits of Marijuana

Although many use marijuana, or weed, to get high, there are many natural benefits to this plant that have been used in herbal remedies for years before it was made illegal. Whether you believe marijuana should be legalized or not, there are many healing benefits of this plant that you cannot ignore. You can be prescribed medical marijuana by your doctor for certain conditions. Here are some of the healing benefits of the plant.

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Chronic Pain

Medical marijuana is most commonly used for chronic pain that comes with any chronic illness. This can be anything from muscle spasms to cancer. The cannabis that is found inside the plant is known to numb pain, just as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen, but to a greater extent. The problem with using painkillers over a long period of time is the damage they can do to the kidneys and liver by constantly metabolizing them, and you can also get used to their effects. Marijuana can be upped in dosage but not enough is used to get high; it’s just used to treat the pain.

Glaucoma

Another disease that marijuana is incredibly good at treating is glaucoma. This is an eye disease that causes an increased pressure in the eyeball. This increased pressure can lead to the optic nerve being damaged and eventually will cause loss of vision. Medical marijuana is used as it decreases pressure within the eyeball and can stop those with this disease from becoming blind. It decreases pressure for both those with the disease and those without, although this only lasts a few hours.

It Can Decrease Anxiety

Although you may have heard that marijuana can increase anxiety in users, if you are not a frequent user and only use it in small doses, it can help you relax and rid you of your anxieties. This could be ideal if you suffer from panic attacks before presentations or interviews.  The amount needed may be different in some than others but if you are tired of anxiety making you too nervous to give a presentation or to do something that you’ve always wanted to, marijuana may be able to help. If you are worried that a drug test from work would stop you trying to reduce your anxiety with marijuana, you can purchase fake urine – there are ways of keeping synthetic urine warm.

Promotes Sleep

For anyone that suffers from sleeping problems at night, marijuana can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Whether you have a chronic illness that stops you from getting comfortable such as arthritis or you suffer from insomnia, marijuana may be the answer to all your sleeping woes. Sleep is needed for your brain to function effectively and over time, lack of sleep can cause a lot of problems. You do not need to take a lot, especially if you are not a frequent user; you may just need a few puffs to help you fall asleep comfortably.

These are just a few of the amazing benefits of this plant; there are many other illnesses that marijuana can help.

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Tess Bryan is an influential health writer for Healthynewage magazine

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