Benefits of Cannabis for Chronic Illnesses
Despite its associations, research shows that marijuana can help relieve pain for those living with a chronic illness. Binding to brain receptors, it blocks pain signals from reaching nerve endings while also decreasing inflammation-related symptoms such as muscle tension or aches--all without producing any psychoactive effects.
Medical marijuana is an ancient remedy that has been found to relieve pain, especially chronic back or neck discomfort. It works by binding with receptors in your central nervous system (CNS) which blocks out the pain signals causing you distress. Unlike other medications such as morphine and codeine; medical cannabis does not have any addictive qualities making it easier for patients who can’t tolerate prescription pain meds.
Medical marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for many different types of chronic illness. It can help to reduce inflammation in the body, which can help prevent autoimmune diseases such as MS or Crohn's disease from getting worse or more difficult to treat with prescription medications.
(Note: this article is intended as informational only and does not intend to substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always consult with your healthcare professional or family doctor before consuming cannabis).