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20 Ways Cannabis Can Help the Elderly

February 17th, 2014 | By


1. Effective at treating and slowing Alzheimer’s disease


A new study shows how cannabis can slow the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and may actually be able to stop it completely.


2. Effective at treating many forms of cancer


34 scientific studies showing that marijuana cures cancer, categorized by the type of cancers being cured in each study and also a government study of a person with leukaemia treated with cannabis extract. 


3. Effective against pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis


In the world’s first controlled trial of a cannabis based medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a significant analgesic effect was seen and disease activity was suppressed following Sativex (cannabis extract) treatment.

4. Effective against chemo induced nausea and vomitting


Nausea and vomiting can present as symptoms of a variety of diseases or as secondary consequences of chemotherapy or radiotherapy of cancer. It is for this latter indication that THC has gained acceptance as a highly efficacious therapeutic agent, often effective in cases resistant to other more conventional medications. More.

5.Effective at preventing sleep apnea


These findings underscore a therapeutic potential of dronabinol (a man made version of cannabis) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.


6. Reduces neuropathic pain


A single inhalation of 25 mg THC three times daily for 5 days reduced the intensity of pain, improved sleep and was well tolerated.


7. Effective at fighting the pain of Osteporosis


Promising results have recently demonstrated the therapeutic value of cannabinoids for treating osteoarthritis.


8. Effective at protecting the intestines


A simple extract of medicinal cannabis can significantly reduce inflammation as well as prevent injury in the gastrointestinal tract.


9. Protects against heart attacks


A study released in Biochemical Pharmacology found that even tiny amounts of THC could provide protection from heart attacks as well as reducing the potential for cardiovascular damage.


10.  Halts brain damage


Extremely low doses of THC, the psychoactive part of cannabis, protect the brain from long-term cognitive damage in the wake of injury from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), seizures, or toxic drugs.


11. Effective at treating damage from strokes


New research suggests compounds in cannabis could protect the brain from damage after a stroke has occurred. Scientists hope to perform human trials shortly.


12. Effective against migraines


Cannabis was used extensively as a treatment for migraines from 1874 to 1942.  More lately, migraines are thought to be in some cases a result of cannabinoid deficiency.


13.  Effective at treating tremors and pain from Parkinson’s


Smoking cannabis appears to reduce tremors and pain and improve sleep among Parkinson’s disease patients, researchers from Israel reported.


14. Effective at treating Crohn’s disease


A short course of THC-rich cannabis produced significant benefits for 10 out of 11 patients with active Crohn’s disease, compared with a placebo and without any side effects.


15. Effective at attacking HIV


Researchers have discovered that THC in cannabis may stop the spread of HIV.


16. Effective treatment for depression


Recent finding suggest depression may be treatable using certain cannabinoids.


17. Effective at killing MRSA bacteria


Marijuana is a strong antibiotic that can kill otherwise resistant bacteria and disrupt the progression of diseases such as Mad Cow disease and Creutzfeld-Jakob disease.


18. Effective at attacking the herpes virus


THC attacks the part of the herpes virus that is needed for it to spread.


19. Effective at treating spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis


Smoked cannabis was superior to a placebo in symptom and pain reduction for participants with treatment-resistant spasticity.


20. Effective at preventing seizures


CBDV, one of the cannabinoids in cannabis has proved to be an effective anticonvulsant for several types of seizure without having any side effects.