Here’s How Today’s Top Medical Experts View Marijuana

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Marijuana has traditionally been one of the more polarizing topics in United States politics. Thankfully, those days are behind us, and doctors, politicians, and regular United States citizens are opening up to the good things marijuana has to offer.

Even though there are millions of marijuana aficionados across the country, there are many more people who are confused about marijuana plants and their effects on the human body and brain. Continue reading to learn some of what medical professionals have to say about marijuana products.

Various Strains, Various Results

There are three main types of marijuana plants, and those are Sativa, Indica, and hybrid plants. Sativa plants are known more for delivering a “mind high,” while Indicas give users more of a “body high.” As you’ve probably guessed, a hybrid is a cross-germination that breeders create by mating weed seeds from Sativa and Indica marijuana plants.

Furthermore, there are different strains like White Widow and Gorilla Glue, and they all have different THC and CBD levels and different potency levels, depending on the marijuana seeds and techniques of the grower. Female plants with high THC levels are the most potent in terms of the high they deliver, as male plants tend to have lower THC levels.

States where marijuana is legal for recreational use also allow people to cultivate their own cannabis seeds. However, if you’re a beginner and are considering cultivating weed for your own medical use, consider consulting your doctor and an experienced cultivator before you start growing cannabis plants.

Pain Relief

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Twenty-nine states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana for medical use. The main use of medical marijuana is for pain relief. However, not everyone wants the “high” that THC causes, so many people who suffer from chronic pain use cannabidiol products instead.

Cannabidiol is short for CBD, another one of the cannabinoids found in marijuana plants. Some experts believe it’s a great way to treat chronic pain and relieve inflammation.

In recent years, our country has endured an opioid epidemic largely fueled by prescription narcotics for pain. Now, many people are looking for natural ways to treat their discomfort, and it doesn’t get much more natural than marijuana. Of course, before using medical marijuana to treat your issues, you should consult a physician and research expert medical reviews online to learn more about cannabis as a treatment option.

Muscle Relaxant

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Many of the muscle relaxers prescribed by doctors are narcotics and have much stronger effects on the mind than THC. In fact, some are addictive, and that’s why many people who suffer from chronic pain and stiff or injured muscles prefer marijuana over other prescription drugs. If you’re already on a prescription muscle relaxer, it’s a good idea to consult your primary care physician before switching to medical marijuana.

Anti-depressant/Anxiety

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This past year has been one of the most difficult for the United States as we’ve struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the things that were exposed by the pandemic is the volume of people dealing with mental health issues like depression and anxiety disorder.

Many experts believe that marijuana and hemp can ease symptoms of anxiety and even help with depression. Many medicines for mental illness come with harsh side effects and may even encourage dependency, but marijuana offers a much milder and happy-go-lucky solution.

Whether you want a natural way to deal with mental and physical discomfort or just to unwind after a busy day, many people believe the best way to do it is with a joint in your hand. According to some medical experts and aficionados alike, weed is the kinder and gentler option for many of life’s problems.

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