Though controversial, marijuana or cannabis has been scientifically shown to possess curative properties. In many parts of the world, cannabis is being utilized to treat Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder and many forms of cancer.
Cannabis is a complex organism consisting of a number of cannabinoids. The most popular cannabinoid, THC, is responsible for producing the high feeling after ingestion. THC is the primary reason that the plant is often abused. By extension, it is also the reason why marijuana abusers would need marijuana dependence treatment.
Truly ill patients who suffer from extreme pain without medical marijuana have often complained that the high feeling generated by THC generates unwanted side effects such as drowsiness and decreased productivity.
Though the studies are still in their preliminary stages, scientists in Israel are honing in on other individual cannabinoids to pinpoint those most effective at easing pain and reducing inflammation for patients. One such cannabinoid, the aptly named Cannabidiol (CBD), has displayed some incredibly useful properties.