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Marijuana in medicine. What properties does the drug have?

Marijuana, or cannabis, is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. But although it is called a “soft” drug, smoking marijuana can lead to serious addiction. Paradoxically, but, according to scientists, you can get rid of it with the help of tablets with an extract obtained from cannabis. According to preliminary data, the same drug can help “nicotine” smokers. Now, scientists are exploring the possibility of using the drug to break down alcohol addiction.


Today, cannabis treatment is becoming popular, which is offered to their patients by medical marijuana doctor Tallahassee. Before the appointment, the doctors will definitely consult and determine the course of treatment.



Mankind has long known a narcotic drug derived from cannabis. The ceremony of inhalation of cannabis vapors in the Scythians was described by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, and in the V-III centuries. BC. e.  All the necessary accessories for such a ritual were found, including a brazier dish with charred cannabis seeds. In more recent times, cannabis has been used as an analgesic, antiepileptic, and antirheumatic drug.


Today, marijuana and its psychoactive substances (cannabinoids) are legal in medicine in several countries, including dozens of North American states. They are used to relieve nausea after chemotherapy, with spasms, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel diseases.


Although cannabis is considered a soft drug, one in ten people who smoke marijuana become addicted. The number of people seeking treatment has been on the rise in recent years. It is associated with the appearance of skunk – a variety of cannabis with a particularly rapid and strong narcotic effect.


Beneficial features

Among the more than a hundred components of cannabis, the most important are:


  • cannabidiol;
  • tetrahydrocannabinol.


Cannabidiol does not contain harmful substances, but, on the contrary, it has a calming non-narcotic effect. In other words, it can reduce the anxiety caused by the toxic effects of the ingredients and relieve withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit smoking marijuana.


To test this assumption, the researchers conducted a trial on addicted smokers. For four weeks, the subjects took tablets containing cannabidiol in three dosages or a placebo. The average dose of 400 mg was found to be the most effective. As shown by tests conducted six months after the experiment, it allowed almost half the amount of marijuana that its participants smoked.


Australian scientists are also exploring the possibility of using cannabidiol to treat alcohol addiction. After all, it is known that severe anxiety and the risk of seizures are the main troubles in alcohol detox, and CBD is the best way to relieve these symptoms. According to preliminary data obtained as a result of a previous experiment, cannabidiol can also help ordinary “nicotine” smokers get rid of their addiction.


The World Health Organization has recommended removing cannabidiol from the international list of controlled substances. Since that time, cannabidiol has been widely used in cosmetology, in the production of soap, beer and even confectionery. As a dietary supplement, these substances can be bought in pharmacies and health food stores, although it is contained there in much lower concentrations than those used in medical experiments.