Medical marijuana is becoming a popular alternative treatment or supplemental treatment for many different conditions. As medical marijuana gains popularity and acceptance across the nation, it is important to educate the general public on how medical marijuana can be used and what are the benefits.
One of the number one arguments that is made in support of medical marijuana is that it can accomplish the same jobs as certain pharmaceutical drugs without all the negative side effects. This is a very valid argument. Let's use pain killers as just one example. Pain killers are known for being very addictive. The addictive nature of pain killers is not up for debate. There are people on both sides of the argument of if medical marijuana is addictive or not. This already puts marijuana ahead of painkillers. Different pain killers are also known for being very, very hard on different organs. When used long term or abused, pain killers can not only hurt organs but totally destroy them. Marijuana does have side effects, but they are generally not considered so severe.
Ritalin is another popular drug that is known to have tons of negative side effects. Common side effects include head aches, stomach aches, loss of appetite, weight loss, insomnia, irritability, high blood pressure, and so much more. The long term effects of Ritalin use is just barely being seen. Marijuana has been used to treat ADD and ADHD without nearly as long of a list of potential side effects.
Medical marijuana is often used to treat pain, like already stated. People who suffer from migraines, spinal injuries, or even severe pain from PMS have all been shown to feel relief with the use of marijuana. Some of these people were not able to experience the same level of relief with the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
Talking about symptoms and diseases that are not always successfully treated with current pharmaceutical drugs, it is important to discuss seizures and epilepsy. There are cases of epilepsy that are considered drug resistant. These cases have had no or very little improvement of the number or severity of their seizure with the usual drugs. Many of these cases have seen dramatic improvement with the proper use of medical marijuana.
One of the most well known uses, as well as the most well researched, of medical marijuana is the treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that can reduce a person's ability to see and even lead to total blindness. This occurs when the pressure inside of the eye builds up and causes damage to the ocular nerve. Marijuana has been clinically proven to help the keep the pressure in the eye lower.
These are just a brief list of ways that medical marijuana can be more helpful or useful that the pharmaceutical equivalents. Talking to your doctor is the best way to know if medical marijuana might be an option for you. If you are a good candidate for medical marijuana, Flash Buds can deliver your medical marijuana straight to your door.