4 Scientific Research on Medical Cannabis: Treat Diabetes to Epilepsy

Discussions about the legalization medical use of Marijuana and hemp oil for the treatment of clinical illness are still warm. Most recently, Argentina legalizes the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes.

Claims of medical marijuana and cannabis oil can be useful for medical science is not the origin of speech. A number of studies are underway to see the benefits of marijuana for clinical treatment. Some are done and giving a positive result, the rest are still in the research stage and waiting for the results.

Well, I summarized 4 scientific studies conducted to see the benefits of medical marijuana. Anything? Here’s the list:

  1. Diabetes

Yayasan Sativa Nusantara (YSN) in cooperation with Lingkar Ganja Nusantara will conduct research with Health Research and Development Agency from Ministry of Health. Inang Winarso, chairman of YSN, said it has made contact with the Ministry of Health to conduct joint research on the benefits of marijuana.

“Currently approved by the Ministry of Health is research for the benefits of cannabis on diabetes, after which it will be continued to breast cancer, skin cancer, lymphoma, epilepsy and other chronic diseases,” said Inang.

The research will be conducted to see the benefits of the overall aspects of cannabis plants, ranging from roots, stems, leaves, seeds, and flowers.

  1. Alzheimer’s

David Schubert, the senior researcher from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA, conducted a study to see the effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) substances present in cannabis for the brain. It was found that the delusions and hallucinations produced by THC were able to get rid of the bad plaque in the brain that was suspected to be the cause of Alzheimer’s.

Schubert asserted the use of medical marijuana in the right dose can reduce the death of brain neuron cells and slow the arrival of Alzheimer’s.

  1. ADHD

Dr. Eva Milz from the Medical Practice for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Berlin and his team found that the benefits of medical marijuana can reduce the symptoms of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in adults.

Patients are allowed to consume medical marijuana for 2 years. But before the experiment began, the researchers also gave them the usual stimulant used to treat ADHD patients as a comparison.

It turned out that participants who consumed medical marijuana reportedly began to show symptoms of recovery, among others seen from increased concentration, sleep quality, and decreased levels of their impulsivity.

  1. Epilepsy

The use of medical marijuana for epilepsy patients is felt to be quite beneficial. This is evidenced by research conducted by Dr. Orrin Devinsky of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

137 Epilepsy patients become drug participants with the cannabis extract. The results were quite satisfactory, in which 54 percent of participants reported less pain and seizures that were felt after 12 weeks of taking marijuana extract drugs.