Cannabidiol (CBD) can help treat seizures, can reduce anxiety and paranoia, and can counteract the "high" caused by THC. Different cultivars (strains or types) and even different crops of marijuana plants can have varying amounts of these and other active compounds. Oromucosal delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol/cannabidiol for neuropathic pain associated with multiple sclerosis: an uncontrolled, open-label, 2-year extension trial. There are 2 chemically pure drugs based on marijuana compounds that have been approved in the US for medical use. Analgesic effect of the synthetic cannabinoid CT-3 on chronic neuropathic pain: a randomized controlled trial. Nabiximols is a cannabinoid drug still under study in the US. Johnson JR, Lossignol D, Burnell-Nugent M, Fallon MT. Marijuana is the name given to the dried buds and leaves of varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can grow wild in warm and tropical climates throughout the world and be cultivated commercially. It goes by many names, including pot, grass, cannabis, weed, hemp, hash, marihuana, ganja, and dozens of others. Low-dose vaporized cannabis significantly improves neuropathic pain.
Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer. Different compounds in marijuana have different actions in the human body. For example, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) seems to cause the "high" reported by marijuana users, and also can help relieve pain and nausea, reduce inflammation, and can act as an antioxidant. Flavonoid glycosides and cannabinoids from the pollen of Cannabis sativa L. Dronabinol has also been found to help improve food intake and prevent weight loss in patients with HIV. Superiority of nabilone over prochlorperazine as an antiemetic in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. In studies of cancer patients, though, it wasn’t better than placebo or another drug (megestrol acetate). But the use of marijuana to treat some medical conditions is legal under state laws in many states.