5 Probable “Un-Known” Cannabis Benefits

There are countless benefits to medical use of marijuana. You may be unsure how to get started or want to know what the best strains are for a particular ailment. Some benefits are not as widely known but can be helpful when looking for the maximum for your cash.

1) Slows Cancer

Researchers in California reported that Cannabidiol (CBD) may be prevent cancer from spreading in the body. Experiments were run on breast cancer cells in a lab with a high level of Id-1 (a gene that promotes cancer spreading), and treated it with cannabidiol. The outcome was positive, in that the cells decreased expression of Id-1, which became less aggressive spreaders. Weed has been shown to slow tumor growth in brain, breast, and lungs.

2) Alzheimer’s Prevention

THC, the active ingredient in weed, has been shown to slow progression of the disease. This happens by blocking the enzyme in the brain that forms amyloid plaques, which kill brain cells, and potentially lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

3) Glaucoma

Glaucoma increases pressure on the eye, injuring the optic nerve, and causing loss of vision. Marijuana can lower the pressure in the eye.

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4) Arthritis

Cannabis has been show in research to reduce pain and inflammation, promote sleep, and help relieve pain and discomfort for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

5) Anxiety

People with anxiety reported lower levels of anxiety and improve mood.