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10 Major Health Benefits of Marijuana

10 MAJOR HEALTH BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA TREATS MIGRAINES Doctors in California report that they have been able to treat more than 300,000 cases of migraines with medical marijuana. 25% 8% of men get of women get migraines sometime in their lifetime. migralnes sometime in their lifetime. 2 SLOWS TUMOR GROWTH The American Association for Cancer Research has found the marijuana actually works to slow down tumor growth in the lungs, breasts, and brain considerably. RELIEVES SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC DISEASES Research shows marijuana can help treat the symptoms of chronic diseases like Irritable Bowel Disease and Crohn's, because it can treat nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), was approved in 1985 by FDA for use in the treatment of nausea, as marketed under the trade name Marinol and synthetically formulated in sesame oil in gelatin capsules to be taken orally. Almost 100,000 doses were prescribed in 1989. 4 PREVENTS ALZHEIMER'S In 2006, the Scripps Institute proved that the THC found in marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer's by clocking the deposits in the brain that cause the disease. 5.3 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's 5 TREATS GLAUCOMA Some studies suggest that use of medical marijuana helps lower intraocular pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients. 6 PREVENTS SEIZURES Marijuana is a muscle relaxant and has "antispasmodic" qualities which have proven to be a very effective treatment of seizures. 7 HELPS THOSE WITH ADD & ADHD A well documented 2009 USC study showed that marijuana is not only a perfect alternative for Ritalin but treats the disorder without any of the negative side effects of the pharmaceutical. ADHD affects an estimated 4 .1% of adults, ages 18-44, In a given year. 8 MAY TREAT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Marijuana works to stop the neurological effects and muscle spasms that come from multiple sclerosis by protecting nerves from the damage caused by the fatal disease. 9 HELPS RELIEVE PMS Anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis use may reduce pain in severe cases of PMS. As many as 5% of menstruating women have some premenstrual syndrome symptoms. $#!% HELPS CALM THOSE 10 WITH TOURETTE'S & OCD Just like marijuana can treat seizures and multiple sclerosis, marijuana's effects slow down the tics in those suffering from Tourette's, and the obsessive neurological symptoms in people with OCD. , Approximately people in the U.S. have OCD 3.3 million 272,000 U.S. have Tourette's Syndrome people In the Sources: Coed | AskMen | relieve-migraine-headache.com | seer.cancer.gov| cancer.emedtv.com | alz.org | glaucoma.org | nimh.nih.gov | multiple-sclerosis.emedtv.com | cannabismd.net | wrongdiagnosis.com | understanding_ocd.tripod.com | nap.edu MEDICAL Information provided by: http://www.medicalinsurnace.org

10 Major Health Benefits of Marijuana

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We know that, illegal or not, we have a significant portion of our audience indulges in weed now and then. We’re not here to cast stones. But legal medical marijuana usage is on the rise, and with g...

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