Marijuana acceptance is a very recent, burgeoning trend, and it is certainly not welcomed by everyone. A great many negative opinions still exist on the subject of marijuana and a number of people want it to remain a banned substance. However, the educated demographic of people opposed to marijuana legalization still understand that it is proving to have many potential uses. In fact, one would have to carry a bias to deny that marijuana is without benefits.
The science of medical marijuana is a very new field which we can expect to grow immensely in the years to come. The effect that marijuana has on cell regeneration is a growing area of study. Marijuana is a very mysterious herb in that it has been observed to destroy some types of cells and replenish others. It is possible that marijuana is capable of regrowing some types of cells that have been killed by disease, substance abuse and age, like the type of cell found in bodily tissues and even brain matter.
Marijuana is also being found to act as powerful relief for a number of mental problems. Marijuana seems to be the most helpful for mental problems that involve some kind of trauma, such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. This is in part accredited to its ability to reroute the neural network and make the brain temporarily forget or reorganize information. There is still a great deal of testing that needs to be done in this area, but a number of people swear that marijuana has therapeutic effects far beyond what science has identified thus far.
Apart from these recent discoveries in marijuana, it has long been known to help people in a variety of ways. Marijuana has the ability to stimulate hunger and ease the unpleasant physical symptoms of a number of diseases and maladies, including multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, cancer, spinal injuries and AIDS. It helps people with nausea eat, it helps people living with chronic pain to relax and it can play an important part in physical therapy.