Numerous scientific studies have confirmed the miraculous effects of cannabis, so its restrictions are being greatly reduced now.
More than 85 cannabinoids are recognized, and our nervous and digestive system have their own endocannabinoid receptors, which play an important role in our body, regulating appetite, movements, sleep and emotions.
Terpenes are other components of cannabis, which offer powerful pain relieving properties. Both terpenes and cannabinoids have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and these phytochemicals are easily metabolized in the human body.
Studies have shown that cannabis cannabidiol (CBD) enters the bloodstream, quickly attaches to cannabinoid receptors in peripheral nerves and blocks pain signals before they reach the brain. Cannabinoids also relieve inflammation and strengthen the immune system.
Another non-psychoactive cannabinoid, beta-cariophilene, has a different molecular structure than most other cannabinoids, and also relieves inflammation and inhibits the reception of neural pain.
Researchers at the University of Michigan discovered that the use of medical cannabis can control chronic pain. Patients who have used it reported a 64 percent reduction in their use of traditional prescription pain relievers, which in turn caused fewer side effects.
The legalization of medical marijuana in the United States decreased the number of overdose deaths by 25%, as 30% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Opioids are highly addictive and present a risk of overdose, and this problem has become an epidemic in the United States.
Most experts agree that medical marijuana is much better than ibuprofen, and a study involving 215 participants conducted at the University of Montreal, showed that it led to improvements in terms of pain, function, cognitive function and quality of life in general.
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