Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana) refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms.The medical cannabis has several potential beneficial effects. Cannabinoids can serve as appetite stimulants, antiemetics, antispasmodics, and have some analgesic effects, may be helpful treating chronic non-cancerous pain, or vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy. Medical cannabis may also aid in treating symptoms of AIDS patients.There is no lethal dose known of cannabis. Cannabis and its derivates are extremely safe and easy to manufacture. Clinical data are convincing that cannabis and its derivates significantly improve survival rate and quality of life in practically all cancer patients.
- anorexia (loss of appetite) and cachexia (severe weight loss) in cancer and HIV / AIDS patients and in patients who suffer from symptoms thesis for other reasons;
- nausea and emesis (vomiting), caused by chemotherapy or radiation and by other medications like HAART in HIV / AIDS;
- management of (chronic) pain, especially where conventional pain medications like morphine and other opiates fail;
- phantom pains (very difficult forms of pain to treat, like after amputations);
- muscle cramps (like in colicky and menstrual pains), and spasticity (in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, after brain damage, spinal cord lesions);
- chronic inflammatory disorders (ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis);
- attention deficit syndrome