Chronic and intractable painful conditions cause a number of symptomologies that are difficult if not nearly impossible to manage. Some of the types of conditions that this marijuana derivative seem to be successfully treating range from neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, and AIDS related illnesses such as anemia, anorexia, and pain.
Other symptomologies related to chronic and intractable painful conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, and spinal cord injuries, include sleep deprivation and loss of regular sleep patterns, loss of appetite, nausea, malabsorption (difficulty of the body to absorb nutrients), hypertension, depression, spasticity (uncontrollable spasming and twitching), and also side effects of long term use of opiods, such as tolerance. The organic marijuana derivative in the medication that has been growing in approval and use around the world, has been successful in treating and managing such side effects as mentioned above.
For the families of patient in excruciating pain, the people who are the caregivers for hundreds of thousands around the world, those who are struggling with not only the daily caregiving struggles but also the social and financial difficulties of caring for those in pain, the marijuana derived medications are a welcome reprieve from several of the more difficult to manage medical issues. Enhanced ability of the patient to sleep, eat, move, and survive more independently can be enhancement of the quality of life not only for the patients, but enhancement of the quality of life for the caregivers as well.
Advocates and medical professionals are excited about the use of a botanically derived marijuana medication, and the appearance of a successful industrial enterprise of the marijuana plant. Environmentalists have also taken the opportunity to advocate for the use of hemp as an industrial cash crop that will benefit humanity as well as the economy.
Hemp produces an enormous amount of oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis compared to a fully grown tree. And it grows like a weed! For a tree to grow takes a large amount of room and years and years to grow. A five foot tall hemp plant grows in less than a year and cleans up five times as much air as a tree does. Hemp is not marijuana. Hemp is the woody fibrous, fast growing plant that used to be the major textile resource on the planet. Although hemp is in the same family as marijuana it does not possess the chemicals that are responsible for the medicinal properties of marijuana. Hemp is used to produce very sturdy and long lasting ropes, clothes, food, oil, and paper. Better and longer lasting products than trees can make.