Diseases and how marijuana can help

Cannabis can help

Leukemia. THC kills leukemia cells.

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. It starts in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside most bones where blood cells are made. Studies have shown that THC kills leukemia cells. Cannabis oil is an effective treatment for this condition. Exposure of leukemia cells to cannabidiol has been shown to cause CB2-mediated reduction in cell viability and generation of leukemia apoptosis (programmed cell death). Furthermore, cannabidiol treatment led to a significant decrease in tumors.

Cannabis has a beneficial effect on sleep

Cannabis has been shown to have a beneficial effect in helping sufferers of chronic insomnia, who report positive results from moderate consumption one hour before retiring. THC does not differ from conventional hypnotics in reducing rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. When THC was administered orally as a hydroalcoholic solution in doses of 10, 20, and 30 milligrams, subjects fell asleep faster after having mood alterations consistent with a high. Some degree of a hangover the following day follows larger doses. Ingestion can be very beneficial in treating insomnia and a dose of cannabis oil or an edible an hour before bed certainly benefits most sufferers.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Cannabinoids are unaffected by the mechanism that superbugs like MRSA use to resist antibiotics. Scientists from Italy and the United Kingdom published research in The Journal of Natural Products reporting that cannabis-based creams could also be developed to treat persistent skin infections.