9 Illnesses You Didn’t Know Could Be Treated By Marijuana

Weed can save your life, and here's the proof.

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Marijuana smoker The drug is being used in medical treatments all over the world Image Creative Commons

Despite countless people around the world supporting its medical capabilities, marijuana has divided the scientific community for decades.

While medical marijuana is legal in 29 US states, the majority of the western world still views the substance with trepidation and mistrust, despite its medicinal qualities being supported by many professionals.

A cannabis-based treatment was prescribed for the first time ever on the NHS recently, and marijuana legalisation groups are hoping that the move could lead to changes in perception over the next few years.

While it remains to be seen whether it’ll be legalised for medical use in more places around the world, marijuana has been proven to help recovery and treat a wide range of illnesses. See some of them below:

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Glaucoma

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One of the most prevalent causes of blindness. Scientists have found that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the illegal chemical which causes the ‘high’ in recreational use – can lower the pressure on the eyes and aid recovery.

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