Cannabis Education

What is Cannabis and why do people use it?

Cannabis is a flowering plant used to treat certain disorders and for recreational purposes in states where it is legal. There are three main species of this plant: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Medical Cannabis is mostly used for pain management of all kinds and to treat anxiety disorders, as well as other common conditions.

Easing pain with Cannabis

Pain is a highly subjective experience and people have different pain thresholds. It could even affect physiological functions such as respiration, heart rate and blood pressure. Medical Cannabis can provide an alternative management to suffering caused by some of the most common pain conditions:
  • Lower back and neck conditions
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscles spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
The use of Cannabis has been documented for over 5,000 years. To this day, there are hundreds of studies confirming the analgesic properties of this plant.

Anxiety and other disorders

Anxiety is another type of experience that is very subjective. It can be directed to specific situations, or it could be of a general type and be present on all aspects of our patient's life. J is for Joy offers an alternative management of these symptoms through Cannabis. Cannabis has been shown to provide calming and sedative effects, and to modulate mood states and reduce anxiety disorders such as:
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobias)
Plus, Cannabis can be used to treat a number of other common conditions like epilepsy Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, anorexia, cachexia, as well as nausea and vomiting.