The topic of marijuana has always been a controversial one, more so the legalization of it. Marijuana has been said to have various medicinal effects that are beginning to some to light as a result of scientific research.

Marijuana was initially termed as a recreational drug with harmful side effects which should be avoided at all costs but as time passed and studies were carried out on the drug, it was uncovered that this is not the entire case and marijuana can be useful for a lot more than harmful recreation.

Components of Marijuana

As more light was cast on marijuana, more scientific research has been carried out on it. This has uncovered several benefits of marijuana and reveals that marijuana consists of two major components, which are:

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

This was uncovered to be the more harmful component of marijuana. THC is the component of marijuana that is responsible for “getting high”, and the degradation of the human brain. It causes the psychotic effects gotten from marijuana

CBD (Cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol has been uncovered to be the healthy and safe component of marijuana. Cannabidiol has all the therapeutic and medicinal effects of marijuana and scientists have linked it to be an analgesic (a drug which relieves pain without making you dizzy).

Cannabidiol has been linked to relief of certain types of pain, such as:

  1. Somatic pain
  2. Visceral pain
  3. Neuropathic pain

Studies reveal that compared to THC, CBD is more beneficial and has next to no long term lasting adverse effects.

Efforts have been made to grow marijuana with more cannabidiol components than Tetrahydrocannabinol, and they have been successful.

So, the argument that surrounds the legalization of marijuana and its possible medicinal effects should come to a close. Marijuana production can be regulated and legalized as it can be very useful for patients with severe pain due to various illnesses which include cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and so on.