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With the assistance of modern research, the various health benefits associated with cannabis use are becoming more and more relevant. Some of the benefits include: digestion regulation, pain relief, improved mental health, and cancer treatment.

Currently there are more than 60 health organizations in the U.S. and worldwide who are in support of granting patients immediate legal access to medical cannabis under the direct supervision of a licensed medical professional. Other organizations, including the American Cancer Society, are in support of wide-scale, clinical research trials that will enable medical professionals to better access and understand the medical potential that cannabis can provide.

As a result of various studies finding how beneficial cannabis can be to treat various health concerns, cannabis real estate is becoming an increasingly popular option for investors who are looking to get in on this growing industry. So, what are the health benefits associated with using cannabis for treatment of various health conditions?

Digestion Benefits

One of the most common “clichés” that is associated with cannabis use, is the “munchies”.  While this might first appear as a funny connotation to describe those who use the drug, studies have found that the use of cannabis can actually help to stimulate a person’s appetite. This is especially informative in helping and treating eating disorders. In fact, the International Journal of Eating Disorders suggest that cannabis may prove to be effective in treating anorexia.

Aside from stimulating the appetite, cannabis is also known to reduce feelings of nausea, along with numerous digestive issues as well. Potential digestive issues that could benefit from cannabis use, include: Crohn’s disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Pain Management

One of the most common ailments, for which medical cannabis is prescribed is to treat chronic pain. In fact, a recent survey published in The Spine Journal revealed that 1 out of every 5 patients in a Colorado spine center were using cannabis to help treat and manage their pain. Out of the patients who were using cannabis, 90% reported that their pain was greatly or moderately relieved. There is additional research that is going to need to be conducted to support these claims, as this was a survey and not a study. But, this is not the first time that individuals have made the claim that cannabis has helped to reduce or manage their pain. Now scientific fact is starting to back these claims. Various studies suggest that cannabis use could offer relief for: chronic and neuropathic pain.

Mental Health

While there is still extensive research needed to fully understand the effects of cannabis on a person’s mental health, there are signs that it could prove to be beneficial. Along with conducting studies to determine the health and safety of cannabis to treat mental health, it is important to note that in some cases the high doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in cannabis could trigger anxiety in some patients. Others believe that exposing oneself to cannabis could potentially result in the onset of predisposed personality disorders, even though this claim has yet to be proven by any reputable studies. As research continues, there are a few mental health conditions for which cannabis could prove to be beneficial, including: alcoholism, opiate withdrawal, depression, phobias, and schizophrenia.

Cancer

One of the most exciting, potential health benefits of cannabis is in treating cancer. Cannabis has long been prescribed to treat the effects of chemotherapy, it in not yet used to treat cancer itself, even though studies are being conducted to determine how effective it could be. Part of the research that is being done shows that there is promise for THC in cancer treatment, although many are skeptical of using it due to the psychotropic “high” effects. As a result of this concern, many oncologists are turning their research to cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG). A recent British study, suggest that cannabinoids may be the most effective way to treat cancer, when they are combined in a manner that allows them to act synergistically with one-another.

Because there are various health benefits associated with cannabis, and it is progressively becoming legal in more states, now is the time to invest in cannabis real estate!