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Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis, also known as medicinal marijuana, refers to the use of cannabis or its compounds under the supervision of healthcare professionals for therapeutic purposes. It is expected to have beneficial effects on various health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and nausea.

Medical cannabis interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, leading to pain relief, inflammation reduction, and symptom alleviation. It is prescribed or recommended as an alternative or complementary treatment to enhance patients' well-being and improve their quality of life.

Medical cannabis consists of a wide range of cannabinoids, and there are various strains available. Each strain has different pharmacological effects and is often prescribed for specific symptoms. In some states in the United States, it is used for relieving nausea during cancer treatment, alleviating back pain, and increasing appetite in AIDS patients.

It has been advocated worldwide for its effectiveness in treating chemotherapy-induced nausea, among other conditions. Medications such as "Nabilone" and "Dronabinol" are actually being used. In terms of appetite stimulation, it can activate the hunger-inducing hormone called "ghrelin" and increase appetite. Increasing appetite is one of the most well-known effects of cannabis, and it is said that as early as around 300 BC, it was known that cannabis stimulates appetite.

There are primarily four methods of consuming medical cannabis: medical tablets, inhalation through smoking, edible products like gummies or brownies, and topical applications such as creams or ointments. In medical use, tablets are the main form, and one of these methods is chosen based on the patient's needs.

With proper guidance, medical cannabis can become a promising means for natural and personalized healthcare, potentially providing relief and therapeutic effects to individuals facing various medical conditions.