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Aurora magazine

Medical Marijuana: how it works

Not everyone knows there is an important difference between cannabis for recreational use and therapeutic cannabis. The two types are different not only for the purpose of recruitment, but especially for the contained chemical principles.

Cannabis is a herbaceous plant that can reach up to 5 meters in height, with a strong aroma. It has palm-shaped leaves with thin strips and with the characteristic margins of sawdust. Depending on the variety, however, the shape and number of foliar leaves varies considerably. The leaves of the most common varieties have between 5 and 13 segments, usually.

Marijuana has been recognized for decades. Intake stimulates appetite reduces nausea and controls anxiety. For this reason it is especially useful for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. It is also helpful to relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The merit is of two substances present in the leaves, Thc and cannabidiol.

Over the years, several cannabidiol-based drugs have been developed, indicated for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and epilepsy. There were also born poor varieties of psychotropic principles for therapeutic use. However, some negative effects of the substance, especially for young people, are still unclear.

Intensive use of marijuana in adulthood does not seem to have any particular adverse effects. On the other hand, the consequences on young people are discussed. According to some studies, taking cannabis during adolescence would increase the risk of schizophrenia. It would also be linked to a decrease in the intellectual quotient in adulthood.