Cannabis Oil: Truth and Prejudice

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You may have heard about cannabis oil but have no idea what it really is all about. When we say cannabis, we simple refer it to hash oil that is made from a mix of cannabinoids which is obtained from the cannabis plant by solvent extraction. This oil has three main ingredients which came from cannabis: herb, resin and oil.

There are still people who are not sure about using products coming from cannabis. It has been long debated that there are no medical purpose for this plant but there are also claims that the cannabis plant contains a lot of helpful substances which can help suffering from medical conditions. Because of this, studies and research have concluded that there are definitely medical purposes for this plant. That is why the use of cannabis has been legalized in different states in the United States as well as other countries.

One of the products that can be produced from the cannabis plant is the cannabis oil. This oil has been slowly but surely getting recognition for its healing properties. However, how good is this cannabis oil? Is it safe to use? What can you benefit from it?

Advantages

Cannabis oil is said to cure a lot of ailments. According to research, cannabis oil has helped prevent the growth of cancer cells in our body. It has been proven that the cannabinoids that is found in this oil helps inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors in our body. Although it is still an ongoing study and trials, a lot of people had claimed that cannabis oil helped cure the growth of cancer in their body. Another benefit from using cannabis oil is that it helps cure migraines, premenstrual syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. It has also been proven to cure seizures, Tourette’s syndrome, glaucoma, and even Multiple Sclerosis. If you suffer from ADHD and ADD, cannabis oil is a good way to help you focus without any negative side effects.

Disadvantages

Despite the many claims that cannabis oil can cure a lot of conditions, there are still people who oppose the use of products from the cannabis plant. There are still people who believe that using marijuana has drastic adverse effects to the body which is why it is still not accessible to everyone easily. It is also addicting and any medical product that is addicting is considered to be harmful. There is also a stigma for people who are using cannabis products. Long term use of cannabis oil may also lead to psychological disorders such as hallucinations, depression and even schizophrenia.

Conclusion

Like any other medicine, cannabis oil has its pros and cons that we should consider. That is why it is important that we educate ourselves and be aware on how we can control the use of this substance. We can choose to benefit or stay away from this product too. Either way it is up to us how we choose to do that. So before you use this, make sure that you talk to your physician and know the pros and cons first, doing so will be beneficial for your health.