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Medical conditions that are relieved by cannabis

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Many medical conditions respond positively to cannabis. Its main ingredients are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC gets you stoned; CBD doesn’t. Here’s a list of afflictions that benefit from either of these or both:

Instead of getting a doctor to dole out pills, you could take cannabis for many medical conditions. Photo: Aequtas

Instead of getting a doctor to dole out pills, you could take cannabis for many medical conditions. Photo: Aequtas

THC

ageing
Alzheimer’s disease
anorexia nervosa
cancer
constipation
depression
diabetes
fibromyalgia
HIV
kidney failure
morning sickness
motor neurone disease
strokes
stuttering
Tourette’s syndrome

CBD

acne
autism
bipolar disorder
motion sickness
obsessive-compulsive disorder
pre-menstrual syndrome
psoriasis
psychosis
epilepsy

Both

arthritis
autism
brain cancer
carpal tunnel syndrome
Crohn’s disease
migraines
multiple sclerosis
pain

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