Research has discovered that marijuana can actually deactivate the gene responsible for metastasizing cells into cancer, effectively ending the need for harsh radiation or chemotherapy treatments.
While marijuana might not be an end-all solution to cancer, scientists are positive its proactive properties slow and deteriorate any abnormal growths.
3. ADHD/ADD – The treatments for ADHD and ADD are extremely addictive and habit forming. The chances of prescription drug abuse are much higher than most other medical treatments.
Methamphetamines like Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse are dosed out to help quell the added stimulation and increase attention spans.
Adderall and Ritalin are commonly sold on the street as alternative forms of speed. If users do not truly need the medication, it gives them a jolt of energy that can last anywhere from six to eight hours.
Aside from the potential for abuse, these stimulant drugs have shown an increased risk of psychosis, including hallucinations. Marijuana can help to free up excess dopamine that causes the brain to be overstimulated, resulting in the ADHD/ADD diagnosis, without any harmful side effects or the potential for abuse.
4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Prescription drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis are increasingly dangerous. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement to patients using the drug Gilenya, stating that the medication led to a substantially increased risk of brain infection.
The problem with many MS treatments is they are designed to block white blood cells from attacking nerves. Normally, white blood cells protect the body from infection and disease.
When they are being blocked by these prescription drugs, they leave users at a much higher risk of developing serious illnesses that could ultimately cause more damage than the MS.
A 50/50 mixture of CBD and THC extracts has been approved in the UK and more than 20 other countries as a safer, more effective treatment of the spasticity and pain associated with MS.
5. Fibromyalgia (FM) – Marijuana has been found to be more effective at relieving Fibromyalgia symptoms than all of the leading prescription drugs.
In a study conducted by The National Pain Foundation and NationalPainReport.com, 1,300 FM patients were asked about their medical treatments. 379 participants admitted to using Marijuana therapy, and of that 379, 62% said the medication was “very effective” at reducing symptoms.
Compare that to the 10% of “very effective” results from Lyrica and Savella, and just 8% from Cymbalta.