Recent medical studies on the recreational Cannabis have highlighted the medical properties of CBD (Cannabidiol), another major compound found in the herb apart from the THC.
Over the last decade, people have started growing their own CBD and THC clones for personal use, whether its related to medical reason or personal recreational consumption.
The CBD clone strains often being purchased typically offer a relaxing sensation without having triggering any psychoactive experiences.
With a wide range of potential clinical applications, Medical Marijuana has drawn the attention of several national and international health organizations around the world.
Medical Application Of Marijuana
Among some of the major applications for High-CBD strains include pain management therapies, anxiety control, anti-depression medications and movement disorders.
Here are some of the surprising clinical application for medical marijuana
Potential Treatment For Major Medical Conditions
- Chronic pain control
Cannabis derivatives have been observed to reduce muscular inflammation and increase sleep thus providing a soothing sensation from pain. Thus, several cannabinoid-based medications are prescribed for patients suffering from chronic pain and arthritis to relieve pain and their improving sleep quality.
- Potential cancer growth control medication
A major breakthrough in cancer research was potential for cancer growth control through CBD. For years it has been used to counter chemotherapy side effects on patients. A number of studies and procedures have been designed to harvest the promising results shown in the studies. One of these suggests that Cannabidiol prevents a gene called ‘Id-1’ which in turn slows down the progression rate. CBD based treatments have shown great potential in controlling tumor growth and fight lung cancer.
- Reverse carcinogenic effects of tobacco on lungs
Smoking tobacco has been known to degrade lung health and over a period of use causes function failure. As a remedy to this, the therapeutic properties of medical marijuana improves lung health and enhance the lung capacity in patients.
- Enhance brain activity and triggers neurogenesis
Interaction of cannabis with the human brain is what causes the recreational ‘high’. However, from the medical perspective, the compounds in the herb improve brain development and brain activity. These interactions trigger neurogenesis (creation of neurons). The neuroprotective capabilities of Cannabis are believed to aid in treating neural disorders like Alzheimer’s, migraines, control tremors due to Parkinson’s disease, etc.
Additional Benefits Of Medical Marijuana
- Improve gut function and treat inflammatory bowel disorders
Chemical constituents of cannabis like THC and CBD improve immune response and bowel function of the body. While THC increases intestinal permeability – allowing bacteria to enter, plant-derived CBD counters the permeability – strengthening the intestinal cell structure.
- Induce appetite and enhanced metabolism
Marijuana can be prescribed for patients with eating disorders and low appetite. Studies show that cannabis consumers had skinner body structure and healthier metabolism than a non-user. While the drug increases appetite, it alters the metabolism and body’s response to carbohydrates, thus setting a balance.
- Stabilize bipolar disorders
Marijuana’s ability to stimulate brain activity can be observed to counter and stabilize brain activity for people suffering from bipolar disorders. While some unconfirmed risks of developing mental illness exists, the studies have shown promising results.
While the debate over the idea of legalizing the use of marijuana stands across geographies, medical prescription has been permitted in certain states.
Farms are often buying bulk cannabis and CBD Clones locally to help meet the demand of both medical and recreational cannabis and hemp producers.
These producers and farms are also distributing legally licensed clones to retail shops and small micro-grows as the industry matures and more people discover more potential of this plant.