What is Medical Marijuana?


The concept of medical marijuana has sparked a lot of public interest in recent years. Different questions concerning its legality, criminalization, and effectiveness have been asked. 

There are tons of speculations, expert opinions, and surveys covering this issue.  Some people see it as a ploy to legalize the use of cannabis while others deem it a medical necessity.  

A few see it as the beginning of moral and social degeneration, particularly among teenagers. 

People with this train of thought are considering the risk of addiction and dependency which causes various issues. Issues such as high crime rates are prevalent in climes where there are no laws to regulate its usage. Despite the controversies surrounding this topic, Medical Marijuana improves the quality of human life and overall wellness. 

The entirety of this discussion stems from the general historical conception concerning marijuana usage. This conception states that marijuana has been effective in treating pain from as far back as 2900BC. Hence, Herbies would discard a few rumors, confirm some notions and give a general exposition.

Medical Marijuana without the high. 

Medical marijuana also called medical cannabis can be defined as an herbal drug derived from the cannabis Sativa plant. This plant and its chemicals can be used to treat a variety of symptoms associated with certain diseases. 

This plant contains about 400 chemicals called cannabinoids but the most predominant are CBD (cannabidiol) and Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

There is no difference between recreational marijuana and medical marijuana. The only difference lies in the purpose of the product. 

CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical of the cannabis plant. However, the reverse is the case for THC. This variant of cannabinoids produces the feeling of ecstasy and highness usually associated with smoking marijuana.

In 2018, statistics showed that 67% of doctors were in favor of marijuana for medical purposes while 85% of American adults approve of the usage of medical marijuana. 

However, despite the growing application of medical marijuana in treating a good number of ailments, there is still a dearth of adequate testing. According to Herbies, this can be attributed to governmental restrictions and general production. 

What are CBD seeds?

CBD seeds are one of the derivatives of the cannabidiol present in the typical cannabis plant. Its twin brother is the CBD oil which treats a variety of conditions that can be treated by CBD seeds. 

The good thing about using rich CBD seeds is their little to no psychoactive effect. Although you might feel its sedative effects, these effects are particularly useful in treating chronic pain and muscle tension. 

CBD seeds have secured their place as the most efficient cannabinoid as their medicinal application transcends any known Cannabinoid. 

They have been successfully used in treating: 

  • Inflammation 
  • Arthritis 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Diabetes 
  • Pain( Neuropathic and Muscle spasms) that have defied conventional pharmaceutical interventions. 
  • Nausea experienced during chemotherapy 

What’s the hype about Medical marijuana?

Research has shown that the human body possesses a specialized system called the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). These are receptors found in the brain. 

This system regulates sleep, appetite, pain, and immune system response. Medical marijuana seamlessly interacts with this part of the human system to bring the desired change. 

FAQs about Medical Marijuana

How would I know if Marijuana has euphoric effects?

You cannot ascertain this by casting a mere cursory look at the plant. The potency or balance of the dominant cannabinoids (CBD and THC) lies in the way the manufacturer grows and processes the plants. 

Also, medical marijuana is always prescribed in small doses when compared to the doses taken for recreational purposes. 

Can medical marijuana cure HIV?

No, it can’t. An HIV patient would have to rigorously subscribe to Antiretroviral therapy as this is the most effective medical intervention.

Although, it has been shown that this natural medicine can help reduce the intensity of HIV symptoms. Symptoms like chronic pain, weight loss, and loss of appetite can be improved. 

What type of pain does medical marijuana cure?

Although medical marijuana cures a broad variety of pain, there are exceptions. Recent surveys show that talking about medical marijuana before surgery can exacerbate the pain. 

Is medical marijuana legal?

This question is subjective as laws bordering on such issues are jurisdictional. Some countries like Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, and Jamaica have legalized its usage.  Also, 37 states in the United States have legalized the use of medical marijuana with California being the pioneer of its legalization. 

What are the ways of administering medical cannabis?

Like any other drug, they can be administered in a lot of ways. They can be smoked, brewed as tea, consumed in the form of edibles, capsules, or sprayed. You should consult your physician to give you a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of each intake option. 

Can medical cannabis treat seizures?

Some surveys have shown a significant reduction in the occurrence of seizures in affected patients. However, this does not constitute an authoritative source.

Are there any side effects or complications? 

There are some general side effects associated with using medical marijuana. Drowsiness, dry mouth, cardiac arrests, and bronchitis are some of the side effects experienced by users.

What categories of persons can use Medical marijuana? 

Medical marijuana is not for everybody. People with underlying medical conditions and physical states are advised not to use this drug. 

Pregnant women, babies, people with peculiar mental issues, and people with a history of addiction may be prohibited from using the drugs. 

Wrapping up.

Despite the myriad of controversies, a common truth exists. This truth is the potential that lies in the cannabis Sativa plant. 

According to Herbies before you decide on the usage of medical marijuana ensure you take into consideration all necessary factors. Factors such as legality, the existence of underlying medical conditions, and side effects should be cross-checked.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.