Marijuana, or cannabis, as it is more appropriately called, has been part of humanity's medicine chest for almost as long as history has been recorded.

Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief -- particularly of neuropathic pain (pain from nerve damage) -- nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders and a full spectrum conditions including: cancer, glaucoma, arthritis, headache, asthma, premenstrual tension amongst many other conditions. Cannabis is also known as powerful appetite stimulant, specifically for patients suffering from HIV, the AIDS wasting syndrome, anorexia or dementia. Emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors and are neuroprotective.

Currently, more than 60 U.S. and international health organizations all over the country support granting patients immediate legal access to medicinal marijuana under a physician's supervision. For more information about Cannabis laws in your state, click here.

The information above is reprinted by NORML.org