While recreational cannabis usage is controversial, many people believe that the drug should be legal for medical uses. New laws will help researchers study the drug's medicinal uses and better understand how it impacts the body. Keep in mind, though, that there are negative effects of using cannabis for non-medicinal purposes. When overused or abused, cannabis can lead to dependency and mess with your memory and emotions.
There are at least two active chemicals in cannabis that researchers think have medicinal applications. Those are cannabidiol (CBD) — which seems to impact the brain without a high— and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — which has pain relieving (and other) properties. Some benefits of medical cannibas have been notes as:
* Medical cannabis can be used to treat and prevent the eye disease such as glaucoma, which increases the pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision.
* Medical cannabis can help prevent epileptic seizures.
* Medical cannabis can decrease the symptoms of Dravet's Syndrome.