Marijuana

Marijuana

Marijuana

Formal Name: Canabis
Supplement Forms: Plants, flowers, leaves

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information

History

The first use of marijuana dates back to 6,000 BC, when its seeds were used as a culinary ingredient in China. Later, textiles made of hemp were used in China and Turkestan. Marijuana was first used medicinally in 2727 BC, also in China. Marijuana was also used in Roman cultures for its euphoric effects.

Bodily Functions Marijuana Assists

Marijuana is a controversial herb and drug used for both recreational and medical purposes. In the medical world, marijuana is typically used to treat nausea related to chemotherapy, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis. The debate as to whether the risks of marijuana outweigh its benefits is ongoing.

Foods High in Marijuana

Marijuana is not traditionally used as a food ingredient.

Ailment That Marijuana Eliminates:
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Relieves chronic pain
  • Reduces symptoms of glaucoma
  • Reduces symptoms of multiple sclerosis
  • May treat Alzheimer’s disease
  • Increased sense of well being and comfort in some individuals
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Impaired motor skills in some individuals
  • Drowsiness
  • Paranoia
  • Nausea
  • Marijuana is carcinogenic
  • Recreational marijuana use is illegal in the United States

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