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Friday, May 27, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Should You Try Medical Marijuana?

                                                                  

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Research says it may ease symptoms like muscle stiffness and pain. But long-term use can have side effects. Here's what you should know.


Medical marijuana is any part of the marijuana plant that you use to treat health problems. People use it to get relief from their symptoms, not to try to get high.


Most marijuana that's sold legally as medicine has the same ingredients as the kind that people use for pleasure. But some medical marijuana is specially grown to have less of the chemicals that cause feelings of euphoria.


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Marijuana plants have hundreds of chemicals, known as cannabinoids. The two main ones are THC and CBD. THC gives some of the pleasurable effects that pot smokers are looking for, but it also has some effects that may treat medical problems.

Some research suggests that CBD may be helpful for some health issues, but it doesn't cause you to get high.

Continue reading from this WebMD Slideshow, found here






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