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What are the health benefits that the use of Cannabis sativa can provide? Find out below:

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Cannabis sativa is:

::: One of the safest therapeutic drugs for humans.

::: Used to treat over 100 different types of diseases.

::: One of the most thoroughly tested therapeutic drugs. Its use has been recorded since at least 2737 B.C., not just for the 40 to 60 years as commonly believed today.

::: The best agent for controlling nausea in cancer chemotherapy or nausea disorders.

::: The most well-known bronchodilator.

::: If any other plant or drug had as many medicinal properties as the Cannabis plant, it would probably be called a WONDER DRUG.

Cannabis sativa is the safest therapeutic drug known:

::: The Cannabis plant, also known as marijuana or weed, has hundreds of proven uses for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. It is used to treat health problems ranging from simple headaches to cancer symptoms.

::: More is known about the therapeutic uses of Cannabis than about most prescribed drugs.

::: Cannabis has been tested by millions of people, for thousands of years. In all that time, there has not been a single record of death caused by Cannabis.

::: Cannabis is two to three times as effective as current legal medications for reducing intraocular pressure, without the side effects associated with current legal drugs for glaucoma.

::: Eighty percent of asthmatics could add two to four years to their life by replacing the current legal medications used by asthmatics with marijuana.

::: Administrative Law Judge of the D.E.A. (United States) Francis J. Young said in September 1988: "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."

Facts about Marijuana as a medicine:

::: Ninety percent of glaucoma sufferers can benefit from using Marijuana.

::: Marijuana is also the ultimate bronchodilator, opening up the airways, the bronchi, to allow more oxygen into the blood.

::: Medical research indicates that light marijuana smoking would be the best therapy of choice for alleviating the effects of emphysema, allowing more fresh air into the bronchi, which would increase the quality of life for tens of millions of emphysema victims.

::: Sixty percent of epileptics can benefit from using marijuana. It is considered the best medication for many epilepsy victims and for most trauma victims.

::: Research on the transfer of oxygen effects caused by marijuana smoking indicates that chest pains, shortness of breath, and headaches, which are caused by tobacco, are generally entirely relieved by marijuana smoking throughout the day.

::: Marijuana is the best currently known means of drying the mouth at the dentist. If its use were legal, it could replace the highly toxic and deadly Probanthine.

Medicine has shown that Marijuana:

::: Halts the progression of glaucoma.

::: Controls spasticity of multiple sclerosis (MS) and paralysis.

::: Relieves nausea and pain associated with cancer chemotherapy treatment. Also helps in other cases of severe nausea.

::: Helps emphysema patients breathe better by increasing their oxygen transfer.

::: Aids in the treatment of diseases caused by tobacco smoking.

::: Alleviates pain from arthritis and rheumatism and other chronic pains resulting from other diseases.


::: Helps combat anorexia nervosa and other forms of appetite loss.

::: Relieves asthma attacks and improves breathing.

::: Helps paraplegic and quadriplegic patients.

::: Helps alleviate symptoms of alcohol hangovers and narcotic comedowns.

::: Has antibacterial effects.

::: Stimulates appetite (the famous "munchies").

What doctors say about the effects of marijuana:

::: The Journal of Clinical Oncology reported in 1989 that 48% of doctors said in a survey that they would recommend Marijuana as medicine.

::: Dr. James Malone-Lee, a consultant urologist at St. Pancras Hospital in London, has several patients who smoke Marijuana. "I am impressed with what has happened to the patients who used it," he says.

::: Dr. Anthony Henman, former Secretary of the International Anti-Prohibition League, says that "one of the best effects that Marijuana can have on any terminally ill patient is to produce a step of euphoria in a situation of depression."

::: "Marijuana is one of the least toxic substances in the entire pharmacopeia," according to Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

::: Nabilone (from Eli Lilly), a synthetic cousin of Delta-9 THC, is still considered virtually useless when compared to Marijuana by doctors and patients.

::: Leading US pulmonary research scientists said in 1989 at UCLA that "you cannot acquire or potentiate emphysema through Marijuana smoking."

The use of Marijuana as medicine has been known since Antiquity!

::: Shen, Chinese Emperor, prescribed Marijuana as medicine in 2737 B.C.

::: Queen Victoria of England treated herself with Marijuana with her doctor for various ailments.

::: A survey conducted in 1839 by Dr. W.B. O'Shaugnessey, on the use of Marijuana, was as important for mid-19th century Medicine as the discovery of antibiotics was for mid-20th century Medicine.

::: Between 1840 and 1900, over a hundred papers were published in Western medical literature recommending Marijuana for the treatment of various diseases and discomforts.

::: Between 1960 and 1986, one of the most extensive medical researches on a therapeutic drug was conducted by the United States Government.


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