In the different subspecies of the marijuana plants, there can be found more than 80 cannabinoids, the two most abundant being THC and CBD. The cannabinoids have the ability to stimulate and improve the function of the all the vital organs in our body.
Business Insider states that according to many researches conducted by top scientists throughout the world, cannabis can help in the treatment of many serious illnesses. From their list of 23 Health Benefits of Marijuana, some of the more commonly present health issues can be pointed out, such as treating glaucoma, its ability to prevent epileptic seizures, stopping cancer cells from spreading and reducing some of the pain and nausea from chemotherapy as well as helping people with PTSD and people who suffer from serious nightmares or other psychological issues, and these are only the tip of the iceberg.
However, the way cannabis is ingested plays a very important role in its effectiveness. You should always consider the many external factors which can influence the effectiveness of the cannabinoids in various ways.
For example, you should note that smoking cannabis does not play a big role in the treatment of certain diseases within the body. This is because the introduction of the cannabinoids to high heat can cause a change in their acidity and chemical structure, thus lowering or completely negating their therapeutic abilities in certain cases.
This does not make smoking cannabis necessarily unhealthy. Besides the generally known risks of smoking any kind of substance, there has been no strong evidence that smoking cannabis is particularly harmful for the health. It is only that it won’t achieve the expected results in all scenarios.
The most effective method of cannabis ingestion has shown to be the use of the cannabinoid oils extracted (cold pressed) from cannabis in a controlled environment. If you however prefer smoking, the healthiest option would be using a vaporizer.
The infographic source: MesotheliomaTreatmentCenters.org
Welsh, J. Loria, K. (2014, April 20). 23 Health Benefits of Marijuana. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/health-benefits-of-medical-marijuana
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