Marijuana for Herbal Medicine, Is It Safe?

Archives stating that marijuana plants have been used in herbal medicine are found in Ancient Egyptian documents from the time of 1,550 BC. On clay slabs made by the Sumerians at the time of 3,000 years BC also obtained complete records of the benefits of cannabis plants.

Cannabis plants have active substances that have been shown to have medicinal properties, namely tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a substance known to make the wearer ‘high’.

According to Mahmoud ElSohly, Ph.D., researcher of cannabis plants, if used in the right formula and dose according medical dispensary, THC is an effective medicine. The marijuana plant consists of 500 chemicals. The majority are cannabinoids, which bind to receptors in the body and affect the immune system and brain.

“Research shows, THC and cannabidiol or CBD, have many benefits. The main difference between these two substances is that the CBD does not cause us to be ‘high’,” ElSholy said in an interview with Mens Health magazine.

The problem is, when exposed to high temperatures when burned to be smoked, 500 chemicals in the cannabis plant will produce by-products that are mostly carcinogenic or cause cancer. Research shows, cannabis cigarettes contain 70% more carcinogens than tobacco cigarettes. In addition, experts believe that regular use of marijuana has a toxic effect on the maturation of the brain structure.

The 2012 study also concluded that people who smoked marijuana before the age of 18 experienced a decrease in intelligence and IQ, compared to people who started sucking in adulthood.

“Low doses of THC have a positive effect, but at high doses, the effect is the opposite. People who use it at the right dose will be calm and happy,” ElSohly said.

In the right dose, this plant also treats diseases. Unfortunately, if the dose is excessive, the effect is on dangerous mental conditions, even psychotic. These negative effects cause marijuana to date is still considered as illicit goods in many countries. Its use is prone to abuse.

Health Minister Nila Moeloek also stressed that Indonesia had not planned to conduct research on cannabis plants, even though there were proposals from a number of circles. Nila says, the possibility of marijuana’s effects is the same as morphine, which is pain relief and not cures.

Even the use of morphine continued Nila, cannot be done carelessly. There is still supervision from the doctor so that its use is not excessive. Because, if not according to the prescribed dose, it will make the patient become addicted. For licensed marijuana producers, you can visit the licensed producers Canada.