Can Marijuana Relieve Symptoms of Neurological Disorders?

How Marijuana Can Relieve Symptoms of Neurological Disorders

Marijuana use has doubled in the past decade, and for many, it wasn’t for recreational reasons. Marijuana has had a long-standing presence in the medical field as a non-pharmaceutical option, often being a treatment that seems to work when other traditional treatments will not. While studies haven’t found exorbitant amounts of conclusive evidence, anecdotal accounts state that patients find relief from a variety of disorders through marijuana.

Often, solely CBD is seen as the way to combat symptoms of disease, and this is certainly the case. But marijuana strains high in both CBD and THC have been used to combine cannabinoids for a synergistic effect that’s beneficial for plenty of people, even offering benefits beyond CBD alone. Today, we’ll take a look at how marijuana positively impacts people with diagnosed illnesses and those with daily stressors alike!

Marijuana and Movement Disorders

Movement disorders can be greatly debilitating, and many of the medications come with undesirable side effects. Movement disorders are caused by defects in the brain’s basal ganglia, which refers to the clusters of nerve cells in your brain that control muscular activity. Injuries to the basal ganglia and associated structures can affect muscles of the face, limbs, and trunk. Research has shown that marijuana holds promise as a treatment for those with dystonias, reducing the muscle spasms and involuntary contractions. Those diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome may find combination CBD and THC treatments particularly beneficial, reducing symptoms not otherwise fixed by traditional efforts.

Marijuana for Mental Illnesses

Marijuana can function as a treatment for anxiety, depression, and PTSD for some people depending on their individual body chemistry. In studies on acute marijuana use, patients tend to show added side effects of anxiety (notably social anxiety) and panic, but this isn’t the case for everyone. One of the reasons that marijuana can be such an effective treatment for these disorders is that it comes with far less side effects. Much like dystonias and other physical disorders, mental disorders seem to be best treated by marijuana when traditional methods are not working. Recent studies that have used cannabis to treat many medical problems, including anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, have seen a reduced use in conventional medications, including mood stabilizers and antidepressants. 

Marijuana’s Calming Effects

For many, marijuana is a promising side treatment for major disorders and diseases due to its impact on the mind, even when said disorders aren’t necessarily associated with it. This is due, in part, to the fact that many disorders are worsened by stress, tension, and anxiety. Therefore, marijuana can be a solution for many people no matter their disorders!

Our Marijuana at The Kind Center

The Kind Center is proud to offer products for everyone, whether they’re looking for recreational or medicinal reasons. We only stock products that we would use ourselves, which makes every option feel like it’s top-shelf. Our friendly budtenders are ready to assist you with the marijuana buying process, and we look forward to seeing you in store! Alternatively, you can always shop The Kind Center online, and order for delivery or curbside pickup. Stop by today to find the marijuana product for you!

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