Although highly prohibited in most parts of the world, cannabis has been recorded to be one of the most fought against drugs with a high level of medicinal potentials. Over time, continuous research of the cannabis plant has revealed that cannabis has more medicinal advantages to humanity for it to remain prohibited.

Some ailments that can be cured by the cannabis plant in the form of medical marijuana include the following;


Alzheimer's disease is a mental ailment in which a patient progressively suffers from memory loss, and also experiences a decline in other mental functions. This is as a result of the clumping effect of a protein called beta-amyloid in the brain. Although Alzheimer's has no cure, medical cannabis can slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer to the barest minimum. By utilizing the amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis, the production of beta-amyloid can result in the proper management of Alzheimer's disease.


Although not necessarily considered a disease, menstrual cramps comfortably pass as the most common health issue faced by women.

Studies have shown that women who consume cannabis do not experience as much pain during their menstrual periods as those who do not consume cannabis. Cannabis has calming effects that can help to reduce menstrual cramps.

American actress, Whoppi Goldberg recently founded a medical cannabis family that encourages women to expel menstrual cramps with some products from her company. Her company has a range of products such as; sipping chocolates, bath soaks, balms, and tinctures which are all infused with medical cannabis. These products aim to help reduce the pain experienced during menstrual periods.


Human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) is a virus that breaks down the immune system of a carrier. On the other hand, an Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS) is a full-blown progressed stage of HIV. Symptoms of HIV/AIDS include; fever, sore throat, weight loss, cough, bodily sores and swellings, oral thrush, fatigue, and persistent diarrhea. Many patients who have been diagnosed to have HIV/AIDS have confirmed that administering medical cannabis has helped them manage the symptoms of the disease much better. Medical cannabis has been proven to help reduce body pain that comes with HIV/AIDS. It also improves the weight of an HIV/AIDS patient, reduces neuropathic pain to the barest minimum and reduces a patient's level of anxiety and depression. With regular consumption of cannabis, a patient's mood gets relatively better than usual.


Epilepsy is a medical condition in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. Usually caused by brain tumors, genetic conditions like tuberous sclerosis and infections such as meningitis and encephalitis. In recent years, it has been making news headlines that cannabis reduces the level of seizures experienced by epilepsy patients. Parents of young epilepsy patients have been advocating for the use of medical marijuana as it makes their children deal with the medical condition better. In 2015, researchers at new york university found a 50% decrease in the frequency of seizures for people using medical cannabis.


Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to spread to other parts of the human body. Also known as a malignant tumor, early symptoms include; body lumps, bleeding, hoarseness and stubborn sores that won't heal.

A study on animals has confirmed that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) suppresses cancer cells, and improved the effect of radiation on cancer cells. Although restrictions on the use of cannabis to treat cancer are still active, most desperate patients have fallen back to it as a last resort to help in the treatment of cancer. A four-year-old boy- William Frost is one of such patient who has seen improvements after making use of medical cannabis. William was dying of brain cancer when his parents desperately resorted to cannabis. The result was a reduction in the size of the tumor in his brain. As a result of the recent discovery of its tumor shrinking abilities as seen in the case of William frost, the medical community has decided to do more research; to find out if cannabis can cure cancer. Apart from brain cancer, cannabis can also be used to treat other types of cancer such as skin cancer, leukaemia, and prostate cancer.


Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive autoimmune illness that causes inflammation, severe pain, stiffness and swelling of the joints and other organs of the body. The body's immune system attacks the joints, mistaking it for a foreign body. Research by the Department Of Immunology at the National Institute of Neuroscience in Tokyo has discovered that cannabis has potent-immunomodulatory effects on the body. This discovery has fueled more research on how cannabis can help reduce the effects of rheumatism. Cannabis also goes a long way to soothe the pain in the joints of a patient going through rheumatoid arthritis. .

In addition to the health conditions that have been highlighted above, other medical health conditions that can be cured by cannabis include; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), loss of appetite, glaucoma, schizophrenia, Crohn's disease and wasting syndrome (cachexia)..

However, not minding the medicinal advantages that cannabis tends to have in medical science, strict laws that restrict its consumption is still in existence in many countries like America, Afghanistan, Japan, Hong Kong, and most African countries.

The reason why cannabis is illegal is that most world leaders are only aware of the disadvantages of cannabis.

The most popular belief is that cannabis is a psychoactive drug that has the potentials of influencing its consumers to fall prey to other dangerous drugs. .

On the other hand, the advantages of making use of cannabis as a medical solution to different health issues are indisputable. With lesser laws surrounding its usage, medical scientists will feel more open to doing more research on it.