Parkinson’s Disease—Resarch published in
MedPage Today found that marijuana use
eased tremors and improved fine motor skills
in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Alzheimer’s—Marijuana may be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research by the Scripps Research Institute and published in Molecular Pharmaceutics.
Anxiety—Harvard Medical School found that marijuana may have anti-anxiety effects. Of course, keep in mind that high doses may increase anxiety and paranoia.
Nausea—Marijuana contains a minimum
of 60 chemicals known as cannabinoids,
of which THC is the primary one associated
with its mind-altering effects.
THC has been used in the treatment of nausea,
including drug- or chemotherapy-induced nausea.
Glaucoma—Researchers are working on developing new drugs based on cannabis to treat glaucoma pain after learning its effectiveness for treating the condition. Glaucoma is a condition that increases pressure inside the eyeball and can lead to vision loss.
Improves Lung Health—Research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that marijuana can increase lung capacity, not decrease it as many people have long believed.
Multiple Sclerosis—A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that cannabinoids found in marijuana significantly reduced multiple sclerosis pain.