Humans have been cultivating cannabis since they first came in contact with the plant. Its variety of uses and effectiveness are justification enough for humanity’s constant entanglement with marijuana. Arguably its most significant use is in medicine, and the majority of states in the US benefit from medical marijuana (MMJ) programs. Generally, a person’s ability to enter their state’s MMJ program is dependent upon the “qualifying conditions” the state legislature has decided upon.
Some states, like Missouri, have a very inclusive list of qualifying conditions – containing 25+ specified ailments in addition to blanket statements like “chronic pain”. However, other states have much more restrictive standards. The list of ailments that marijuana can treat is seemingly growing every day, so shouldn’t lists of qualifying conditions mirror that progress?
Here are a few of the countless conditions that medical marijuana has shown to help with:
1. Acid Reflux
While acid reflux isn’t the most debilitating condition, it is certainly irritating – with its uncomfortable effects often interfering with the enjoyment of food and drink. However, medical marijuana has proven to be helpful with a plethora of gastrointestinal disorders like loss of appetite and nausea. That effectivity extends to acid reflux.
Your gastrointestinal tract is regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is also the main cell-signalling system that the compounds in cannabis interact with. Cannabis can help reduce acid reflux-related inflammation, relax your esophagus, and help manage pain and discomfort.
Research has shown that the development