Medical Marijuana and the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an other disease that influences the nervous system. The body essentially “tags” its very own cells and commences to eliminate it. There are many who advocate the use of medical marijuana as opposed to traditional treatments in order to treat this debilitating disease. CBD For Athletes

Multiple Sclerosis causes the starting point of sudden blindness, some weakness in the legs and muscles, extreme fatigue, surprise sensations in the face and hands, burning feelings in a variety of parts of the body, muscle pain, poor word recall, bladder inability, sudden muscle jerking, immediate muscle collapse and appendage dysfunction. 

Immediately after smoking or ingesting marijuana, users describe feeling relaxed and mellow. Marijuana contains four hundred chemicals, the same found in cigarettes, sixty miles per hour of which are cannabinoids. A cannabinoid is the active ingredient, and THC is the chemical most often associated with marijuana’s affect on the individual brain. THC is short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol, and is the plant’s main psychoactive chemical. The concentration of THC and other cannabinoids varies and is determined by genetics and handling after the marijuana is harvested.

As a multiple sclerosis patient, it begs the question; Why use a substance that influences muscle coordination, temporary memory space, raises levels of anxiousness and increases heart rate when the disease already does that?

THC copies, blocks, and interferes with normal brain function. Right now there are three cannabinoid pain in the brain; the basal ganglia, the hippocampus and the cerebellum. The basal ganglia is in charge of unconscious muscle movement, the cerebellum controls coordination, and the hippocampus is in charge of recollection of events and temporary memory.

When cannabis is ingested or consumed, the stomach breaks it down, and the blood vessels absorbs it carrying it to the liver, and the rest of the body. Although THC levels are lower, the results last longer.