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Marijuana in the Medical Field

Medical Marijuana is quiet famous due to its enormous benefits. This is why it is legal in many states of US.

Medical Marijuana is being used as early as 2737 B.C., when Shen Neng, the emperor of China touted cannabis (medical name of Marijuana) tea as a treatment for various diseases like gout, rheumatism, malaria and even weak memory.

Medical marijuana is available in many forms. One can take in marijuana through different forms like smoke, vaporize, ingesting in the form of a pill, or can eat brownies, chocolates and cookies in which marijuana is in the edible version.

Marijuana is classified as Schedule 1 Drug and might be available to you in a nearby San Jose dispensary. Marijuana has 60 active ingredients which are known as cannabinodis. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid which is best known for making you high when you intake marijuana.

“Muchies” is a well-known effect of using marijuana, due to which it is used to stimulate appetite among HIV/AIDS patients others too having a poor appetite due to medical condition or treatment. Medical marijuana is also used for treating nausea induced by chemotherapy.

The two chemical forms of THC approved by FDA are dronabinol and nabilone which is used to reduce chemotherapy-realted nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.

Marijuana in the medical form is also touted for treating glaucoma, an elevated pressure in the eye ball which can lead to blindness. Whereas smoking marijuana reduces intraocular pressure.

Thus, marijuana is being extensively used in the medical field to cure many diseases.

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