For some people, marijuana is a plant that can cause a person to get drunk, eliminating the power of thought, and disrupt the body’s motor functions. None of the positive things that come from marijuana. However, through the various studies conducted by experts, marijuana proved to have tremendous benefits.
Through various studies that have been conducted, researchers found that marijuana has a very powerful substance, which is often called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. These substances are shown to react as an analgesic that can help patients to feel more calm and able to relieve pain.
THC is also expected to help patients who are suffering from neurological diseases and able to withstand the growth of plaques in the brain. Through these capabilities, the experts believe that THC could ultimately help to reduce the growth of Alzheimer’s disease within a patient.
In a study conducted by experts from Scripss Institute, THC ezim shown to inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which reacts by forming amyloid plaques, plaques become one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease. The results of these studies have been published online in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics on August 9, 2006.
Besides can be used as treatment for Alzheimer’s patients, marijuana has also been shown to prevent cancer. Experts from Harvard University have proved it in 2007. They found that the active ingredient THC was able to inhibit tumor growth in the lungs and significantly prevent cancer tumor cells spread. Through the study, the experts proved that THC can reduce the size of tumors by 50 percent.
Anju Preet, a member of the research team from the division of experimental medicine at Harvard University, reveal that he and the other members do not quite understand why the THC can inhibit tumor growth. “THC offers something promising,” said Preet as quotes from Science Daily, “But we are still a long way to determine the real potential of this substance.”
In the midst of controversy surrounding marijuana across the world and the various debates on the predicate marijuana as illegal drugs, the United States (U.S.) to countries that take steps fairly bold. It is based on courage two U.S. states, namely Colorado and Washington DC recently to legalize the presence of marijuana in the midst of the society on 7 November 2012 ago.
Before the two states of the U.S., Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make the decision to legalize marijuana. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is a person who first gave a proposal to legalize marijuana in June 2012. After discussion with several international experts, the proposal eventually passes.