Marijuana has been the most widely consumed illegal drug for many years. Although many people use it for recreational purposes, some use it for medical reasons. Surprisingly, although marijuana usage has steadily increased, prescription drug use by young adults has decreased, according to a national survey. According to a recent study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the rate of nonmedical prescription drug usage in the previous month by young adults (18-25 years old) was 5.3 percent in 2012. This is slightly lower than the average of 6.4 percent in 2009. Is there any connection between these two figures? If that’s the case, what might it be? To learn more find out here
Marijuana’s Health Benefits
First and foremost, what are marijuana’s ‘promised’ health benefits? Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4000 years, according to ancient Indian writings. Although there is no evidence that marijuana can necessarily cure anything, some people believe it can help with pain and nausea caused by a variety of illnesses.
Marijuana has been used to treat muscle spasms and chronic pain, as well as to boost and restore metabolism and relieve nausea. Marijuana can help AIDS patients deal with nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting caused by the disease and its treatments. Marijuana reduces glaucoma’s internal eye pressure, relieving pain and slowing or even preventing the progression of the disease. Marijuana can help with a lot of the side effects of cancer medications. Some research also indicates that marijuana may help to delay the progression of certain cancers. Marijuana use has been shown to reduce epileptic seizures in some patients. According to Disabled-World.com, marijuana can help relieve pain from a number of accidents and disorders.