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This question & answer column is intended to provide information about the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, not legal or medical advice. We are not affiliated with the AZDHS who administers the program.
Is marijuana a miracle medicine?
Medical Marijuana is not a stand-alone cure all medication. Patient testimony will tell you medical marijuana does the same thing as many prescription and over the counter medications without the side effects. It also gives your body the ability to heal and cure life threatening diseases.
According to Edgar A. Sutter, MD in an article he wrote May 2011 in Green Leaf magazine, our bodies make a variety of marijuana-like chemicals called “endocannabinoids” that activate many brain, pain, and other receptors distributed throughout the tissue and organs of our bodies. The activation of these endocannabinoids receptors affects and regulates the chemical processes of our bodies-pain, inflammation, immune response, cardiovascular function, gastrointestinal function, etc.
TRENDS in Pharmacological Sciences state the following as benefits of the marijuana plant: Immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, bone stimulant, analgesic, intestinal anti-prokinetic, antipsoriatic, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiemetic, antiproliferative, anticancer, anti-ischemic, antispasmodic, vasorelaxant, neuroprotective, antiepileptic, antipsychotic, anxiolytic, antimicrobial, analgesic, antibacterial, to name a few of the health benefits of this plant based medicine.
Strainbrain.com is a website that lists thousands of marijuana strains. A strain is a type of marijuana much like your family members each member may have the same parents but each of your children are unique. The two primary families of cannabis are Sativa and Indica. These two families have been breeding the past 40 years to create hybrids. A hybrid means you have qualities of both parents in a reduce strength. Strainbrain.com also lists 390 conditions and symptoms marijuana treats. There are hundreds of websites that list thousands of strains worldwide.
Sativa is generally about daytime use. It is mind dominate, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, activating, uplifting, increases alertness, increases energy, and enhances creativity. A great place to be during daytime hours but not so good for night time us. Indica is all about late afternoon evening use. It is body dominate, sedative, relaxing, muscle relaxant, treats acute pain, reduces nausea, increases appetite, and increases dopamine. A hybrid will have benefits of both sativa and Indica and most patients find it best for daytime use.
Until next time here is to your wellness!