Everyone who smokes, sells or consumes marijuana in any form must be familiar with THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol. After all, this chemical compound is what gives you the high feeling after smoking or consuming any cannabis product.
Aside from making you high, THC comes with a myriad of additional benefits. These benefits include:
INCREASED APPETITE AND DECREASED NAUSEA
Anybody who has smoked weed must be familiar with the munchies. This is a sudden increase in hunger and cravings or a sudden surge in appetite. For some people, this is a drawback of weed, but for others, this is a huge benefit.
Persons who stand to benefit from this are patients who suffer from reduced appetite and even nausea after eating, such as chemotherapy patients. From these discoveries, a variety of medicines, oils and even THC pills have been developed for this purpose.
TREATMENT OF SLEEPING DISORDERS
Persons with disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, and so on can really benefit from a few doses of THC. This is because THC will help them to fall asleep faster, and also stay asleep during the night.
PAIN RELIEF AND MUSCLE RELAXATION
Often times, when persons are prescribed medical marijuana, it is for the relief of chronic or acute pain. Marijuana is a great alternative to opioids which can become quite addictive and, in specific doses, THC has proven to be much more effective.
INCREASED BRAIN FUNCTIONALITY AND ENHANCED SENSES
Many people believe that smoking weed reduces brain function and kills brain cells. But, in reality, THC acts as a neuroprotectant and protects brain cells from becoming damaged.
The CB1 receptor inside our brain is activated whenever we consume THC. This receptor, when activated, increases our ability to learn, process information and to remember things. Therefore, THC results in an increase in brain functionality.
Some persons will tell you that smoking weed leads to bizarre behavior because your senses are enhanced. When consumed in large doses, this is true. However, consumed in smaller, refined amounts, marijuana causes persons to become more creative and gain insight on themselves and their surroundings.
TREATMENT OF PTSD
Many persons who suffer from PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, are currently on a number of pills and medication to keep them sane. THC is a great alternative and, according to some psychiatrists, THC is the most effective treatment option. THC addresses symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, night terrors and withdrawal and can help PTSD patients to overcome this disorder and move on with their lives.
Persons who consume marijuana for medical purposes know that acquiring marijuana to treat their ailments can be quite expensive at times. One way to reduce these costs is by growing your own marijuana. But, before you can do that, you must obtain your ACMPR License. This is what will allow you to grow a variety of strains of marijuana legally, for yourself, and you can even turn this into a small business!