Chronic Pain Management
One of the most well-known applications of cannabis treatments is in managing chronic pain. The cannabinoids found in marijuana, such as THC and CBD, interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a vital role in pain regulation. Research suggests that cannabis can help alleviate pain associated with conditions like:
- multiple sclerosis
- neuropathic pain
Reduced Nausea and Increased Appetite
Cannabis has long been used to combat nausea and increase appetite, particularly in patients undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from conditions like HIV/AIDS. THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, can stimulate appetite and reduce nausea, potentially improving the quality of life for those struggling with appetite loss due to medical treatments or illnesses.