(ed: it’s only anecdotal..i know..but having been a regular cannabis user for a number of decades..i seem to have been spared the travails of the common cold/flu over those years…make of that what you will..eh..?..)
While a majority of media attention surrounding medical marijuana has to do with terminal epidemics like cancer and aids – cannabis actually has an array of applications for less severe illnesses.
To this end research into potential medical applications of cannabis concerning common sicknesses presented some promising findings.
Here are some ways in which medical marijuana can be utilized during cold and flu season:
- The pain nullifying properties of THC can be beneficial for those suffering from the ‘aches’ of the common cold—aiding in both sleep in relaxation during these tough times.
- CBD has some serious anti-viral applications; some doctor’s feel that regular CBD consumption can actually help fight-off the common cold and flu.
- An individual’s endocannabinoid system can easily become depleted while sick—this occurs as one’s body consistently defends itself against a virus. Marijuana consumption – including both THC and CBD rich strains – can help replenish these endogenous cannabinoids that are depleted during sickness. By refreshing the endocannabinoid system people can potentially heal from sickness more efficiently.
- Marijuana can act as an ‘anti-inflammatory’ helping to open up air ways and passages in the human body otherwise inhibited by being sick…..(cont..)