Cannabis has been used for centuries as a medicine all over the world, and it has not been until recently that we have begun to take advantage of its medicinal benefits once again. As cannabis becomes legalized around the USA and the world, more and more people are becoming familiar with what it has to offer medicinally. For most people, their prescription medication can be easily replaced by medical cannabis as long as they are well advised on which strains to choose.
If you are using prescription medication to treat some kind of medical ailment, this is an article worth reading. The chances are that you can replace your prescription drugs with cannabis, which is healthier and much safer for the body. Here are 5 different prescription drugs that can be replaced with the herb!
It is actually devastating how many Americans are using pain medication such as Oxycodone, containing dangerous opiates and codeines. The amount of overdoses per year on pain medication continues to rise in the USA and is becoming a serious issue. However, cannabis is here to rescue those who are looking to make a change to something healthier and less dangerous to use. Indica dominant strains are the way to go for those looking to treat chronic pain.
2. Anti-depressant medication
Anybody who has used or is using anti-depressants knows that they are addictive, and often the symptoms return once the medication is discontinued. Studies have shown that marijuana is effective for treating depression. This is because introducing cannabinoids from marijuana can help stabilise the endocannabinoid system that is in the body.
Make sure to ask a bud-tender more about which strains are recommended for those who are treating depression.
3. Sleep medication
It is also quite common for Americans to be using medication as a sleep aid. Well, cannabis is a great tool for assisting in a good night sleep and has been used to do so forever. Make the change to an indica heavy strain if you have symptoms of insomnia.
4. Anti-anxiety medication
There are many Americans out there struggling with the stress that comes with every day life, and there are many prescription drugs on the market for this. However, cannabis is a more natural and effective solution. The trick with using cannabis to treat anxiety is to choose an appropriate strain, meaning one high in CBD. It is often high levels of THC that cause higher levels of anxiety in some, and
The trick with using cannabis to treat anxiety is to choose an appropriate strain, meaning one high in CBD. It is often high levels of THC that cause higher levels of anxiety in some, and CBD is the cannabinoid responsible for combatting that. So for those who are treating anxiety, pick a good quality high CBD strain to ease the stress.
5. Treatment of ADHD
Cannabis as been recognized more recently as an effective treatment for those with ADHD. The side effects of stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall are quite extreme and better avoided, especially in the case of children. These stimulants are also abused by those who are looking to decrease their appetite or maintain focus. Cannabis is a better solution for all of these, as long as an appropriate strain is chosen.
So, for better focus choose a strain that is more balanced between indica and sativa, and is not too sedative or too energetic.
Have you tried making the switch from prescription medication to Cannabis?
Article originally appeared here. With thanks to HERB.
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