Marijuana should be Legalized: 10 Health Benefits

What if the most condemned plant on earth is the only cure to the world’s most harmful diseases and irreversible illnesses? A debate on the medicinal value of marijuana has been going on for ages. Whether marijuana should be legalized or not? Whether marijuana should be classified as a drug or not?  While some states have legalized the use of marijuana, other states have remained and continue to condemn it.

FYI and for what we solemnly swear by and believe here at Starbuds, Marijuana is the most natural herbal medicine you can ever come across. Hundreds of medicinal claims of cannabis have been published and told around the world.

Recent clinical studies find that cannabis can directly inhibit a type of human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) found in late-stage AIDS.  It is also said that marijuana is an effective atypical anti-psychotic in treating schizophrenia.

Of the many medicinal values of marijuana, here are its top 10 health benefits:

  1. Cancer

A chemical found in marijuana can stop the cancer from spreading. Cannabidiol, a high component of marijuana, prevents cancer that stops a gene called “Id-1”. Cancer cells reproduce this kind of gene that spreads all throughout the body.


  1. Tourette’s Syndrome

A percentage of the population suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome every year. Only a few patients responded positively on the effects of marijuana.


  1. Seizures

CBD-rich marijuana is proven to be effective in controlling seizures.


  1. Migraines

Have you suffered from too much headache or pressure due to migraine? Well, marijuana can treat that. It has been discovered that marijuana minimizes the effects of migraines. Cannabis doctors suggest consuming cannabis via vaporizer being the safest and most effective treatment for headaches.


  1. Glaucoma

The medical use of marijuana is promoted as a treatment for such diseases, like glaucoma. If not treated early, it can lead to blindness. Studies back then showed that smoking marijuana could lower a person’s “intraocular pressure or IOP” which means that there is fluid pressure in your eye. Some studies were conducted and resulted that a component of marijuana, which is the THC, can lower the IOP.


  1. Multiple Sclerosis

Clinical studies and reports show that marijuana can be used to regulate inflammation to protect the nervous system against multiple sclerosis.


  1. ADD and ADHD

Marijuana can cure attention deficit disorder or ADD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine. Dr. Bearman claims that marijuana has the same effect but different mechanism of action compared to stimulants.


  1. IBS and Crohn’s

A clinical study has shown that marijuana can cure Crohn’s disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In ancient medical field, marijuana was used to treat bowel disorders and inflammation. In a recent study, marijuana has proved to be a highly effective in cases such as inflammatory bowl diseases.


  1. Alzheimer’s

A component found in marijuana can slow down the progression of thebeta-amyloid protein that builds up and generates plaques in the brain.


  1. Premenstrual Syndrome

There are five types of marijuanas that help alleviate PMS: Obama Kush, Black Cherry Cheesecake, Blue Dream (which you can get from Starbuds), Dutch Treat and Purple Urkle.

Did you know that raw cannabis is best? In fact, this herb in its most natural form is considered a dietary essential. Along with garlic and turmeric, the cannabis herb is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.


Our Starbuds’ dispensary provides a wide variety of recreational and medical marijuana: strains, concentrates, edibles, lotions and ointments, accessories and even apparel.