Nausea, vomiting, appetite, but also against chronic pain : these are some of the uses of cannabis in medicine .
The medical cannabis is legal , what you need for a therapeutic use comes from a female plant of cannabis, this uses the inflorescences. The most useful active ingredients for pharmacological use are THC and CBD , the first being the most useful on disease symptoms.
In Italy therapeutic cannabis can be used legally from 2007. From January 2017 it is also produced in Italy at the military pharmaceutical chemical plant in Florence and is called Cannabis FM – 2 .
Cannabis for therapeutic use has different purposes and applications.
One of them is to relieve pain , which causes spastic movements, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries. It can also be used in chronic pains, such as those caused by rheumatic diseases, but also against nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy, radio or treatment for people with AIDS . But not only that, because cannabis can also be used to combat the lack of hunger. In particular for this purpose it is given to patients treated for oncological diseases, AIDS, but also anorexia nervosa .
Other uses of medical cannabis, in the event of too much eye pressure in glaucoma and always due to involuntary movements, but in the Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
The intake takes place through herbal tea (by boiling the inflorescences directly) or thanks to an electric vaporizer , in fact it is only at high temperatures that the cannabinoids are activated. To prescribe it must be a doctor and the purpose is to alleviate some symptoms of important and serious diseases. But only in one case, or that the classic treatments are not enough or are not tolerated. The cost is defined by the Ministry of Health. Cannabis FM – 2 produced in Italy for medical purposes is a project of this ministry, in collaboration with that of Defense.
The prescriptions by doctors are on the rise and it seems that the needs of our country during 2018 know of 500 kilograms. The amount of cannabis that can be produced this year in Italy was established by the Ministry of Health and amounts to about 250 kilograms.