Legal medical industry in Arizona
Arizona is among 15 states that have laws permitting eligible patients to consume medicinal marijuana for the treatment of approved conditions and terminal illnesses. Eligibility for a marijuana recommendation depends upon both type and severity of an illness, and all patients must first speak with a physician to determine if medical marijuana is the right treatment for them.
Arizona-based patients suffering from Crohn’s Disease can ask their doctor for medical marijuana. Why? Because the natural form of cannabis has been proven to reduce the effects of this condition, which overall has no proven cure in modern medicine today.
Crohn’s Disease is essentially a barrier in one’s stomach that allows bacteria to leak into the intestinal tissue and set up an inflammatory response. Two U.K researchers looked into the matter, and found that two of the main components of marijuana - THC and CBD (Cannabidiol) – do in fact treat these inflammations. In addition to being an effective anti-inflammatory can actually reintegrate the intestinal lining.
Furthermore, a 2008 study held by scientists in Switzerland isolated a third compound in cannabis called beta-caryophyllene. This little-known chemical was fed to mice in a controlled laboratory experiment, and reduced their inflammation. This compound works by turning on CB2 cannabinoid receptor, which is known to greatly reduce inflammation, swelling and pain for patients suffering from bowel diseases.
The plants which belong to the Indica strain are most beneficial in terms of treating the condition in terms of reduce pains and increasing appetite. If you or a loved one is seeking to use medical marijuana consider the following forms of Indica Strains:
Be sure review the eligibility process for obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card in Arizona, which can be downloaded by joining the Arizona Hemp Center's community of patients.
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