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Cannabis or Marijuana or Ganja | Medical uses

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Cannabis is known as Marijuana or Ganja or Hemp. Cannabis has a lot of medical uses. But due to it is habit-forming (or addiction) effects. It's illegal in various countries. Cannabis is not legal in India. It's legal in various countries like Thailand, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and some other states in the USA for medical use.

Cannabis Medical Use

  • Nausea and Vomiting: Nabilone is one synthetic form of cannabinoid. It is an anti-emetics drug used to treat nausea and vomiting occurs during cancer chemotherapy. When other anti-emetics drugs can't control vomiting, nabilone is the ultimate choice for doctors.
  • Bladder Cancer: Cannabis lowers the risk of bladder cancer.
  • HIV-AIDS: Cannabis improves the appetite of AIDS patients. Due to the use of medicines, the loss of appetite appears in HIV affected patients.
  • Anxiety: Cannabis is useful to treat anxiety. It reduces mental stress. It can help to provide mental peacefulness.
  • Painkilling Properties: Cannabis has the properties to relieving chronic pain in several medical conditions. It's useful to treat neuropathic pains and chronic pain due to arthritis.
  • Epilepsy: It's useful to treat several forms of epilepsy.

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Active ingredients of Cannabis:

Cannabis or Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabivarin, endocannabinoids, other cannabinoids, etc.

Active ingredients are extracted from its seed oil, flowers, leaps, and stems. The whole tree is useful.


Side effects of Cannabis:

Cannabis has medical usefulness but it also has a lot of adverse effects.
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dehydration
  • Depression: Long tern use of cannabis, can cause depression.
  • Mind alteration: Long term use of cannabis can cause the mind alteration, decision-making problems.
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Red eyes
  • Schizophrenia: Cannabis may cause Schizophrenia in some cases.
  • Addiction: Cannabis is a habit-forming drug.


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Dosage forms of Cannabis:

  • Inhalation form
  • Oil for topical and internal.
  • Cream
  • Spray
  • Tablet
  • Drops
  • Lotion
  • Capsule

Question: Is cannabis smoking causes lung cancer?
Answer: Yes. Smoking of cannabis can cause lung cancer. Because it contains some material that causes lung cancer. Such as benzopyrene, benzanthracene, phenols, etc.

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