There are a great deal of benefits to pursuing medical marijuana as a treatment option, in fact, it’s been used for thousands of years by numerous cultures around the world. On a basic level, marijuana can help relieve pain and hardship associated with a variety of medical conditions and symptoms thanks to the cannabinoids contained within cannabis, specifically Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the compound in marijuana responsible for the euphoric feeling (aka “stoned”) that accompanies consumption, but in conjunction with CBD (which is also a naturally occurring compound in cannabis, and not-so-coincidentally tempers THC’s psychoactive effects) is powerful as an anti-inflammatory, seizure regulator, nausea reducer, chronic and neuropathic pain reducer,
If there’s one benefit that stands out above all others when it comes to medical marijuana’s benefits, it is safety. It is impossible to overdose on marijuana (though overdoing it could lead to an extremely disconcerting evening…) and it not addictive. The same can certainly not be said for a great deal of prescription pharmaceutical drugs, particularly ones such as opioids. Opioids were responsible for approximately 50,000 death last year alone.