Throughout history, marijuana has been considered a drug that only has the function of causing a great hallucinogenic effect in the person who consumes it, also generating a strong addiction for this substance. Then, cannabis was only used for recreational purposes and even today it is consumed for that purpose.
However, marijuana has another function. This plant can be used as a medicine for the treatment of various serious diseases or causes of much pain. In this sense, pure marijuana does not serve this purpose, so it is necessary to separate its main components to obtain the desired results.
So, marijuana is a drug or is it a miracle medicine? The answer to this question will depend only on the use that is given at a certain moment. Many people tend to use it as a drug, causing very serious health problems. While on the other hand, many researchers are using it to be able to help people who have diseases that are difficult to treat with current medicine.
It is very important to highlight the fact that the population in general does not trust the use of marijuana as medicine and they cannot be blamed. This plant has had a very complex history and has caused many problems to many people around the world. Although recent research shows that its proper use can have many benefits, people still cannot rely enough on the results that can be obtained.
It is for this reason that it is necessary to continue the research, to demonstrate that the use of the components of marijuana can bring benefits to people who have mental illness, heart disease, anxiety, depression, in even helping people who have cancer.
Specifically, there is one component of marijuana that stands out from the rest. This component is the CBD. This is one of the most important components of cannabis, being the most relevant at the time of eliminating chronic pain in a person.
What is the CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the 104 components that can be extracted from cannabis, that is to say, it is a Cannabinoid. This is an essential compound in cannabis since it generates a very powerful pain and stress reduction effect in people, but without actually causing the hallucinogenic effect of cannabis, this effect is caused by other components.
One of the most common ways to find CBD commercially is in the form of oil. In this sense, CBD oil consists of a union between the CBD and some type of oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, soybean oil, among many other combinations.
So, CBD, as mentioned above, has very important medical qualities for the treatment of various conditions or diseases. Among some of the most common benefits we can find the following:
- Helps to prevent heart problems, thanks to the fact that it helps to reduce the heart rate to adequate levels, even when the person is with high levels of stress.
- Helps in the improvement of symptoms caused by cancer, as well as helping in the improvement of symptoms caused by cancer treatments such as nausea, vomiting, pain, etc.
- Allows the reduction or elimination of chronic pain that a person feels, whether caused by an accident or by a medical problem. The analgesic function is one of the most frequent uses of CBD oil.
- Helps control anxiety and depression, these being very serious mental health problems. Then, CBD helps control the hormones that are responsible for regulating moods in a person.
- It allows the improvement of people who have mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia. This is possible since it helps the brain improve connections between neurons.
- Helps to improve minor diseases such as acne, since CBD oil can be applied to the affected area and reduce the inflammation caused by this disease.
These are some of the most common uses that CBD oil has, although there are many other uses that are still being studied, among which the use of CBD as a treatment for the elimination of cancer cells in the body stands out.
CBD causes some type of addiction?
One of the most frequent questions about this product is whether it causes any kind of addiction or side effect in people. The answer is no, as long as it is consumed in a controlled manner. As for addiction, CBD oil does not have any component that causes this type of problems.
On the other hand, side effects are very rare, and only appear when an excessive amount of CBD is consumed without any regulation. It is for this reason that it is necessary to be in contact with a doctor before buying any medication that has CBD in its composition.
The recommended initial dose should not exceed 2.5 mg and can be increased progressively to achieve the benefits mentioned above. It is important to highlight that product such as CBD oil can only be obtained if there is a medical prescription that indicates that its use is necessary.
CBD is prohibited?
The answer is no, although it is not yet fully accepted as reliable medicine by the general population. This happens because cannabis has a very bad reputation and few people really know its medicinal uses.
However for this same reason, there are countries that still do not accept the use of CBD oil and do not allow their trade. The popularity of the CBD has caused much controversy around the world and is still in dispute whether it should be used or not.
It can be said that although it is a long process, the CBD is a great medicine that will be approved in a certain period of time, coming to be used by people who need this substance to eliminate their pain or improve their mental condition.
A final conclusion
Although marijuana has had a questionable history in antiquity, it is currently being used for medical purposes. This means that cannabis is being studied by hundreds of researchers to try to get the best possible results from this plant, eliminating the hallucinogenic effects and leaving only the positive effect for the organism.