The Benefits of Medical Cannabis, Available in Cook County

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Sep, 2018

 

The legalization of medical cannabis is an emotional issue for many people. However, removing emotion from the discussion and turning the focus to the medicinal benefits, many Cook County residents quickly change their mind.

For over 3000 years, Asian cultures have known the positive medicinal effects of medical cannabis. It was introduced to the west in the 19th century. Legislators, physicians, and the general public have been struggling with questions such as should it be legalized, what medical conditions is it useful for, is it safe, and more for years. The debate is over in 29 states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia. Now that the benefits of medical cannabis are well known, it is estimated that over 80 percent of the population support legalization. Several million people in the US use it to combat the effects of many diseases.

The Use of Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis has many active components, chief amongst them is CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD does not cause intoxication, but THC does. CBD dominant strains have little or no THC. People who use medical cannabis report little or no alteration in their mood or consciousness.

These people do, however, report the benefits that they get from using CBD dominant strains of medical cannabis. The most common use for medical cannabis is for pain relief. Certainly, it is not powerful enough to control the pain associated with a broken bone, for example. However, it is extremely effective for the control of chronic pain. It is also helpful for reducing insomnia, anxiety as well as conditions such as epilepsy.

One of the many underlying reasons why medical cannabis has such allure is the fact that it is non-addictive and impossible to overdose on. This makes medical cannabis a far better and far safer solution than using NSAIDs, which have been proven unsafe for people with kidney problems or ulcers.

If you are looking for a medical cannabis dispensary, you are invited to visit Greenhouse in Cook County. For information and locations, visit https://www.greenhouseil.com.

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