Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Medical Marijuana 
Medical marijuana has become an effective alternative in treating a myriad of medical symptoms and conditions, particularly due to medical marijuana’s ability to ease nausea and pain while simultaneously stimulating little to no side effects that other medicines are known to cause in patients. There has been an increased demand in the application of medical marijuana in the use of treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, particularly in the alleviation of the rather painful symptoms associated with IBS. The following article will dive into the implications of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the current research in the application of medical marijuana to treat many of its symptoms.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Medical Marijuana
Can medical marijuana treat PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that’s becoming more pervasive in the United States with seven to eight out of every 100 people suffering from PTSD at some point in their lives. New studies have begun to indicate that medical marijuana can serve as a suitable treatment method to ameliorate PTSD symptoms - particularly in treatment-resistant cases. Medical marijuana - particularly the cannabinoids associated with the plant - have been shown to have a versatile therapeutic effects through stimulating the endocannabinoid system, which makes medical marijuana a hopeful source of relief for many who suffer from PTSD.
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Medical marijuana and chronic pain
Chronic pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States, and according to the CDC there’s an estimated 20.4% of Americans having suffered chronic pain issues. A developing field of interest in medicine is the application of medical marijuana to alleviate chronic pain as an alternative to opiates. Medical marijuana has continued to gain traction in the medical community as a potential substitute to opiates, particularly due to medical marijuana’s lack of addictive properties as compared to opiates.
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