Marijuana is traditionally referred to as light drugs, which are banned in most countries. At the same time, physicians and pharmacologists argue that it contains substances that can cure serious ailments. So maybe it’s worth using marijuana as a remedy? This guide is written by Irish Seed Bank crew.
In the nineteenth century, marijuana became known throughout the world thanks to British military doctors who took her from India. Indian doctors for many centuries made from local cannabis a miraculous drug that treated rheumatism and epilepsy, and also used it as an anesthetic.
In 1850, marijuana was officially included in the US Pharmacopeia – the official collection of documents on the control of the quality of drugs. Of course, in this plant more than 450 psychoactive substances have been found, about 400 of which have a positive effect on health. Some drugs based on marijuana are freely sold in American pharmacies. Sometimes hemp is even called “aspirin of the XXI century”.
By the way, recently in Los Angeles there were vending machines for selling marijuana. They give out doses of herbs solely on the prescription of the doctor. The patient can receive the medicine only after the machine reads his identification card and checks his fingerprints.
What diseases are treated with marijuana? It turns out that the tetrahydrocannabinol contained in it in therapeutic doses normalizes the condition in pathologies of the immune system, which usually lead to allergies. And he is able to suppress the growth of cancer cells in the lungs, to remove muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, and also effective against the Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (a hereditary pathology that causes, in particular, the phenomenon of a nervous tic). Another ingredient in marijuana is cannabidiol, according to studies, prevents the spread of metastases in a malignant breast tumor.
Since the spring of 2005, the use of the satyvex drug, which includes active marijuana substances – tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, has been authorized in Canada. In November of the same year, the United Kingdom granted permission to import this drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. In March 2007, the British National Health Service conducted a study that found that of the 189 patients with multiple sclerosis who received the drug on the basis of marijuana, 40% had an improvement.