About Medical Marijuana





This term is set forth by the federal government, the information was taken from a federal website; http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana-medicine 


The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or symptom. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine.

However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. Continued research may lead to more medications.

Because the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses or symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Read more about marijuana-related state laws at www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/state-laws-related-to-marijuana. Currently, the two main cannabinoids from the marijuana plant that are of medical interest are THC and CBD.

THC increases appetite and reduces nausea. The FDA-approved THC-based medications are used for these purposes. THC may also decrease pain, inflammation (swelling and redness), and muscle control problems.

For instance, recent animal studies have shown that marijuana extracts may help kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others. Evidence from one cell culture study suggests that purified extracts from whole-plant marijuana can slow the growth of cancer cells from one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Research in mice showed that treatment with purified extracts of THC and CBD, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation (Scott, 2014).  CBD is a cannabinoid that does not affect the mind or behavior. It may be useful in reducing pain and inflammation, controlling epileptic seizures, and possibly even treating mental illness and addictions.



The chart below shows the minimum savings being apart of the MedPlan. Just by spending a minimum of $150 per month, then this health plan is for you. Not to mention the savings from other product and services in your package.

Savings with Novus
MMJ Purchased Minimum
Savings
Total Savings Total Savings
Per Month Per Member Per Month Per Year
$150 25% $37.50
$450.00
$250 25% $62.50
$750.00
$350 25% $87.50
$1,050.00
$450 25% $112.50
$1,350.00
$550 25% $137.50
$1,650.00


NIH-funded and other researchers are continuing to explore the possible uses of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids for medical treatment.
  • Autoimmune diseases (diseases that weaken the immune system): HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), which causes gradual loss of muscle control
  • Alzheimer’s disease, which causes loss of brain function, affecting memory, thinking, and behavior
  • Inflammation (the main cause of most diseases)
  • Chronic pain
  • Seizures
  • Substance use disorders
  • Mental disorders 

Research done at www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/marijuana/nida-research-therapeutic-benefits-cannabis-cannabinoids.

 

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