Known as the most abused addicting drugs in the world, Marijuana is taken in several ways: cigarette, pipe, vaporizer, food (as a flour), oil, hashish, wax or budder, shatter. Because of its chemicals (over 400) called THC (short for tetrahydrocannabinol), the mind-altering effects are high and it is classified as a “drug”.
Despite that, in this article we would like to see Marijuana from another point of view: medical therapies and its effects. In medicine, Cannabis is used as:
- Antiemetic (it reduces nausea);
- Appetite stimulant (in AIDS or cancer patients);
- Painkiller (in Multiple Sclerosis patients).
In addition, scientists recently are doing researches to understand the positive effects on other diseases such as:
- Tourette’ syndrome (TS);
- Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
That’s why we decided to share this video with you, showing how a PD patient reacted after he used a Medical Marijuana. The results and differences between before and after are surprising and the disease seems to be efficiently fought. Is it just appearance? Is it just temporary or totally safe?
Well, experts say that researches are on the go and since the causes of Parkinson’s Disease are currently not completely know, they are also trying to understand if and how Cannabis can cure PD. Read this article for more info: Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease.
Since researches are currently incomplete, they are not enough to have a total certainty, even though some positive results have been achieved, and this video apparently prove it. What’s know is that every patient is different and so are the effects. Hence, always be wise and reasonable. Marijuana currently do not substitute the other therapies and you should always ask to doctors: on the other end, we are talking about it as a medical therapy and not just as entertainment.
In fact, negative effects have been reported from the use and abuse of it, such as:
- Lungs problems;
- Brain function worsening, decreased connections between brain regions, and a decrease in IQ (use in adolescence and early adulthood);
- Psychosis and hallucinations (heavy use could rarely lead to this);
- Cognitive reduction and motor function worsening;
- Accidental overdoses (because the potency of the THC content in cannabis has increased from 3% to 12% in the last several decades).
Read this article for a deeper understanding: What’s Hot in PD? Everything You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease.
In the meantime, enjoy this video and witness to the amazing reaction of this PD patient to the use of Marijuana for the first time: will it be just an illusion or is the change real?
Do you have any experience and positive results? Let us know so that we can share the news with the whole world.