Many people in the United States use marijuana, or cannabis, as a recreational drug, but the compounds that it contains also show promise for medicinal use.
The use of cannabis as a coping mechanism is well documented, and nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than among those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Contrary to popular opinion, cannabis can help asthmatics in many ways. Though perhaps surprising, some research indicates that compounds found in cannabis can contribute to relieving certain acute and life-threatening symptoms of asthma.
Marijuana, or cannabis, contains compounds that may relieve pain, nausea, and other symptoms. The components of marijuana that most studies focus on for pain relief are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).