Top conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis in Thailand

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With the recent legalisation of cannabis in Thailand, more and more people are becoming aware of the medical benefits of cannabis. Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, has been found to provide relief from symptoms associated with a variety of medical conditions. The plant contains several active compounds, including THC and CBD, both of which have been extensively studied for their potential health benefits. Let’s explore some of the medical conditions that medical cannabis can effectively treat.

1. Cancer-Related Symptoms

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Cancer treatment can cause a range of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Medical cannabis can help alleviate these symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life. Research has demonstrated that CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, can reduce nausea and vomiting.

However, it is important to note that you should never use cannabis as a substitute for proven cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Delaying conventional treatment in favour of using cannabis could have serious consequences and potentially worsen the patient’s condition.

2. Chronic Pain

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects more than 100 million Americans. Luckily, medical cannabis can help alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain. Studies have shown that THC can reduce pain and inflammation. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis.

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3. Anxiety and Depression

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Anxiety and depression are prevalent mental health conditions that can take a toll on one’s quality of life. Medical cannabis can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, appetite, and sleep.

4. Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers have found that medical cannabis holds promise as a treatment option for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). This is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. A 2017 survey found that up to 66% of them may be using medical marijuana, and many have reported reducing their use of traditional MS medications as a result. Moreover, studies have shown that cannabis has a substantial ability to reduce MS-related muscle spasms, which can significantly improve the quality of life for those with this condition.

5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Medical marijuana has shown promise in helping to relieve some of the symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), though it hasn’t been proven to be a cure. People with IBS often experience cramps, bloating, and other forms of discomfort. Medical marijuana may help to reduce the pain and pressure that these symptoms cause. Additionally, medical marijuana may also be helpful for those with depression and anxiety, which are often co-occurring conditions with IBS. While further research is necessary, medical marijuana may offer a potential alternative for those with IBS who haven’t found relief with traditional treatments.

Medical cannabis has numerous medical benefits and is an effective alternative to traditional medicine. If you’re considering using medical cannabis, make sure to consult with a licensed healthcare provider. With Thailand legalising cannabis for medical use, the country is taking a progressive step towards modern healthcare.

Did you know that cannabis also has some potential benefits for fitness? Yep. Check out our article on the surprising benefits of cannabis for athletes in Thailand.

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มหาธีร์ นิรมิตสถิต ลูกครึ่งไทย เมียนมาร์ ผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านกัญชา ทั้งการปลูกและศึกษาวิจัยกัญชาเพื่อการแพทย์ ภูมิปัญญาชาวบ้าน พร้อมให้ความรู้เกี่ยวกับกัญชา กัญชงที่ถูกกฎหมายและปลอดภัย Mahatee is half-Thai / half-Burmese, he's considered a 'cannabis expert' (before and after legalisation!). He's experienced in both growing and researching Cannabis for medical use and has blogged/written about it for the past 7 years.

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