Medical Uses of THC
One of the most well-established medical uses for cannabis is in increasing appetite for AIDS and cancer patients, those with wasting diseases, and other patients who might benefit from an increase in appetite.
The synthetic THC pill Marinol was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1985 for just such a purpose. Marinol has been shown to stimulate the appetite and reduce nausea and vomiting.
Other Medical Uses of THC
Beyond its ability to stimulate appetite, THC may be medically useful in several other ways. Here are a few of the potential medical benefits of THC:
- Pain reduction
- Inflammation reduction
- Improving problems in muscle control.