3 Ways Medical Marijuana Helps Women

You’ve probably heard the buzz about medical marijuana by now. It’s also called CBD (Cannabidiol). Even if you have pain, anxiety or other conditions, you may have discounted using it --- even in states where it is legal --- because of the stigma that surrounds “getting high.” CBD provides all the medical benefits of marijuana without the feeling of being high. There are actually numerous health benefits attributed to this substance, particularly for women.

Natural Pain Relief

Chronic pain plagues many women. Some have no known cause for their pain, while others have Fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, arthritis, genetic disorders or other conditions that cause pain. CBD offers natural pain relief so your symptoms are minimized and you do not have to take medications like ibuprofen to tame them. CBD knocks down inflammation, offering relief to one of the main causes of pain.

CBD Eases Anxiety

Women are among the largest group of people to use prescription drugs for anxiety. Drugs like Xanax and Valium, while useful, have the potential to be addictive and cause drowsiness and other side effects. CBD eases anxiety for those who use it. CBD hemp oil is a safe, non-addictive alternative that will ease your anxieties and make you feel much more “calm and collected” without that fuzzy, disconnected feeling.

Eliminating Acne

Acne is something many women suffer from at some point in their lives. Hormones can cause breakouts at various times in a woman’s life, from puberty to menopause. CBD works to reduce inflammation and acne is often a result of inflammation and infection of the sebaceous glands and pores. With this inflammation reduced, there will be a reduction in the acne as well.

If you use CBD to treat a condition that you have you won’t experience the “high” feeling that comes from the THC in pot, but you will still experience the many medical advantages CBD offers. If you’ve used CBD please tell us about your experience below.

6/13/2017 9:00:00 PM
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As a licensed healthcare provider, CBD is used to treat childhood epilepsy. THC is helpful for AIDS patients with "wasting syndrome" and also helps increase their appetites. THC also helps with pain and nausea for people with cancer.
Posted by mighteemouse
I'd like to point out that medical marijuana isn't "also called CBD." CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid, or component of cannabis. Cannabis contains many cannabinoids, and CBD is just one of many. In addition, although CBD is extremely helpful, it is not the only medicinal component of cannabis, and it's important that each patient figure out the right combination of cannabinoids for their body. THC, THC-V, THC-N, CBG, and CBN are also very medicinal components of medical marijuana, and there are studies to show that CBD isn't as effective when isolated by itself. To learn more about cannabis and the wellness effects it has on the human body, check out The Pot Book by Julie Holland, and Marijuana Gateway to Health by Clint Warner.
Posted by Nicole
So how does marijuana get rid of acne? Butter form on the face. Smoke it, eat it? I didn't read that part.
Posted by Joan
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