Contraindications Amphetamine is a powerful stimulator of the central nervous system. It is used to treat some medical conditions, but it is also highly addictive, with a history of abuse.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Marijuana and Cancer Marijuana is the name given to the dried buds and leaves of varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can grow wild in warm and tropical climates throughout the world and be cultivated commercially. It goes by many names, including pot, grass, cannabis, weed, hemp, hash, marihuana, ganja, and dozens of others.
Marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries. Scientists have identified many biologically active components in marijuana.
These are called cannabinoids. The two best studied components are the chemicals deltatetrahydrocannabinol often referred to as THCand cannabidiol CBD.
Other cannabinoids are being studied. This means that they cannot legally be prescribed, possessed, or sold under federal law. But the use of marijuana to treat some medical conditions is legal under state laws in many states. Dronabinol, a pharmaceutical form of THC, and a man-made cannabinoid drug called nabilone are approved by the FDA to treat some conditions.
Marijuana Different compounds in marijuana have different actions in the human body. For example, deltatetrahydrocannabinol THC seems to cause the "high" reported by marijuana users, and also can help relieve pain and nauseareduce inflammation, and can act as an antioxidant.
Cannabidiol CBD can help treat seizures, can reduce anxiety and paranoia, and can counteract the "high" caused by THC. Different cultivars strains or types and even different crops of marijuana plants can have varying amounts of these and other active compounds. This means that marijuana can have different effects based on the strain used.
The effects of marijuana also vary depending on how marijuana compounds enter the body: When taken by mouth, such as in baked goods, the THC is absorbed poorly and can take hours to be absorbed. When marijuana is smoked or vaporized inhaledTHC enters the bloodstream and goes to the brain quickly. The second psychoactive compound is produced in small amounts, and so has less effect.
The effects of inhaled marijuana fade faster than marijuana taken by mouth. How can marijuana affect symptoms of cancer? A number of small studies of smoked marijuana found that it can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from cancer chemotherapy.
A few studies have found that inhaled smoked or vaporized marijuana can be helpful treatment of neuropathic pain pain caused by damaged nerves. Smoked marijuana has also helped improve food intake in HIV patients in studies. There are no studies in people of the effects of marijuana oil or hemp oil.
Studies have long shown that people who took marijuana extracts in clinical trials tended to need less pain medicine. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer. There have been some early clinical trials of cannabinoids in treating cancer in humans and more studies are planned.
While the studies so far have shown that cannabinoids can be safe in treating cancer, they do not show that they help control or cure the disease.
Relying on marijuana alone as treatment while avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences. Possible harms of marijuana Marijuana can also pose some harms to users. Smoked marijuana delivers THC and other cannabinoids to the body, but it also delivers harmful substances to users and those close by, including many of the same substances found in tobacco smoke.
The effects can also differ based on how deeply and for how long the user inhales. Likewise, the effects of ingesting marijuana orally can vary between people.
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