Marijuana or cannabis, in several parts of the world, is being used to alleviate suffering from various diseases.
Nevertheless, it remains a controversial drug while critics fear that relaxing laws on its use can lead to drug abuse and other crime-related activities.
Globally, more and more states, particularly in America, are passing laws to allow the sale of marijuana in some form.
In Africa, countries like Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa are beginning to tap into the profitable industry following the global rise in the use of cannabis.
As entrepreneurs, businessmen, including celebrities across the globe cash in on the industry in their numbers, scientists have also discovered that the substance, particularly, medical cannabis, has therapeutic value for a range of health conditions.
Here are some of the most common deadly diseases that cannabis is helping to control.
Spinal cord injury
This is caused by damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal (cauda equina). It usually causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury, according to Mayo Clinic. There are approximately 12,500 new spinal cord injuries each year, meaning 40 out of every one million people suffer such an injury. Research has shown that cannabis can help patients deal with the pain and muscle spasms that often accompany the injury. Researchers from Oxford Centre for Enablement found that “Cannabis medicinal extracts can improve neurogenic symptoms unresponsive to standard treatments”.
Also known as disseminated sclerosis, this disease affects the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include pain, balance issues, spasm, tingling, vision problems, according to Canabo Medical Clinic. Recent research published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal found that cannabis-based medicinal extracts can considerably reduce the spasticity and pain associated with multiple sclerosis with few adverse effects on patients.
Cancer, abnormal growth of cells, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Cannabis, at the moment, does not cure cancer, but health experts say it can significantly reduce the severity of symptoms associated with the condition. Two of the key active components found in cannabis, THC and CBD, according to research, can stimulate appetite, which can improve weight loss, anorexia and cachexia that many patients encounter. Cannabis can also help fight nausea associated with chemotherapy treatment.
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Cannabis is most effective at treating the pain associated with the condition. Various studies show that smoking the natural herb helps to reduce the pain. A recent study by Health Canada and the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids found that about 36 per cent of Canadian medical marijuana patients regularly smokes weed to alleviate arthritis pain.
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behaviour, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness, according to Mayo Clinic. Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Scientists have, in recent years, discovered that cannabis-based drugs, or CBD, which does not produce the “high” feeling associated with marijuana, can be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of seizures.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million people have died of HIV. Modern medications have enabled people to live a longer and healthier life, but others complain of adverse side effects with the treatment. Various studies, however, show that medical cannabis can deal with symptoms of the disease, including weight loss, nausea, anorexia, among others. A recent study cited an HIV-positive man cited in who claimed that marijuana calmed his stomach after taking medication, stimulated his appetite, eased his pain, and lifted his mood.
New iPhone 11 Release Date, Price, News And Leaks
We now have a clear idea of the iPhone 11 launch date, and we’re starting to see some real, solid leaks on how the upgraded handset will look – and what features they’ll be packing.
If you’re not up to speed with what’s coming out of the iPhone 2019 rumor mill, then prepare for some disappointment: the new iPhone range looks like it will just be an incremental upgrade. We’ve got some experience sifting through these rumors – we’ve been at it for over a decade – and nothing we’ve picked up suggests anything more than that.
What does that mean? Well, a similar shape and size to previous launches (with three phones mooted for unveiling at the new iPhone 11 launch) but they won’t bring amazing changes just now.
If you’re interested in what’s coming next, then we’re predicting 5G, whether the Lightning connector will finally get dropped, and possibly even a foldable phone – but either way, that won’t be happening until we see the next iPhone in 2020 at the very least.
Latest story: The iPhone 11 might support the Apple Pencil and use the same screen tech as the Samsung Galaxy S10, plus we think we may have got wind of the iPhone 11 launch date… and it’s very much as we expected.
Will we get the iPhone 11 ‘Pro’ this year? We discuss this at greater length below, but as we’re not expecting big changes this time around we doubt we’ll get that much of a name change. It would make sense to save it for the cooler elements mentioned above, in 2020.
What we do know is that the new iPhone 11 will be the poster-child for iOS 13, and we’re pretty certain that we’ll be seeing the iPhone 11, iPhone 11R and iPhone 11 Max… what Apple is going to call them remains a mystery though, with there being no obvious next step to the iPhone XS.
I Know Of Some Popular Actresses Who Are Lesbians : Lesbobo And Prostitute Reveals
A 22-year-old lady identified as Akosua who is a lesbian and a prostitute has revealed that she knows of some popular actresses in the industry who are lesbians like herself.
Speaking in an interview, Akosus narrated what led her in the abominable act that is frowned on by many saying she was introduced into the act by a friend in 2012 when she was in JHS 1.
According to her, her friend made her aware that nothing would happen to her is she was a lesbian to which she fell for and joined her because she was giving her some money for her upkeep and school fees since her auntie couldn’t pay.
On whether they have an association here in Ghana, she revealed there was nothing of that sort that she knows about but since she met her new partner she has gotten to know some actresses in the act.
Akosua made mention that some are even married with kids and are very known to many to be married but they are just using that to cover their lesbian act.
She added that she is currently in a relationship with a guy who is aware of the act.
Akosua made it known also in the interview that though she is aware that she can’t marry a woman, she is ready to settle down with her boyfriend but not ready to break up with her lesbobo partner.
Nana Ama McBrown Creates YouTube Channel For Her Baby | WATCH
Nana Ama McBrown, Ghanaian actress after a long time of expecting a child finally got one.
In planning a positive life for her kid she created a YouTube channel for her baby girl.
She named her baby girl Maxin as according to her she had her child at age 40.
According to Nana Ama McBrown, she knows most are also waiting to also have a child but they shouldn’t give up, but God’s time is the best.
Enjoy the new channel below.
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