Marijuana Facts – Ten Shocking Facts About Medicinal Marijuana

1. Health professionals support medical marijuana.

In a survey of Medscape, an online community for doctors and nurses, it was found that three in four doctors and nine in 10 nurses support decriminalizing marijuana for medical use.

2. Most medical marijuana prescriptions are for life-threatening conditions.

Many people think the medical marijuana movement is a reason for stoners to get legal marijuana, but according to the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center, 90% of MMJ prescriptions are for AIDS or cancer.

3. Marijuana has a neurochemical effect on pain.

A National Institute of Mental Health study has shown that instead of simply “resting” sick patients or “intoxicating” them, the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana suppress the transmission of pain signals in the brain.

4. Pots can be used as medicine to treat mental health disorders.

Many people think of marijuana as a remedy for glaucoma and pain, but it is also approved in different jurisdictions to treat mental disorders as diverse as Tourette’s, depression, anxiety disorders, and even anorexia and bulimia.

5. Medical marijuana can be stored without losing its potency for up to 60 months.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse conducted research proving that medical grade pots can be stored at freezing temperatures for up to 60 months without losing any potency.

6. Pot drugs can reduce the number of drug-related deaths by 1,000 or more each year.

The FDA recently released a report showing that 17 drugs used for symptoms ranging from nausea to pain (which can be replaced by medical MJ) were responsible for 10,000+ deaths between 1997 and 2005, at a rate of about 1,000 per year.

7. Medical Marijuana Contains Delta 8 THC

The US government has a longstanding contract with Ole Miss to grow various cannabis products for medical research. Every year since 1968, researchers at Ole Miss have developed between 1.5 and 6.5 acres of medical MJ. In all of these plants, delta 8 THC was found. You may recognize this as the main ingredient of the delta 8 area 52 gummies that are popular in the US.

8. Legal medical marijuana appears to reduce illegal marijuana use among teens.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has found that in eight out of ten states with legal medical marijuana laws, illegal use among teens has fallen by an average of 3 percent.

9. Smoking grass can reduce your chances of developing lung cancer.

Despite claims to the contrary, an in-depth study at UCLA found no link between smoking marijuana and contracting lung cancer, claiming that marijuana “may have some protective effect.”

10. Marijuana can boost the immune system.

Is there anything weed can’t do? Dr. Donald Abrams found in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that medical marijuana patients had “better immune function” compared to patients receiving a placebo.