There are many known therapeutic uses for medical marijuana. Throughout history marijuana, also called cannabis, has been used for almost everything from common aches and pains to more serious conditions and ailments like cancer and other diseases.

Topical uses of marijuana

Medical marijuana will help treat many conditions when used topically including: rough or dry skin, arthritis, eczema, headaches, migraines, insect bites, scrapes, burns, sore-achy muscles, psoriasis, pain, rashes, rheumatism, inflammation, sunburns, stiff-muscles, tendonitis, and many other uses that the big pharmaceutical companies wouldn’t want you to know about.

Medical Marijuana for Pain

Marijuana is used to treat many different kinds of pain. Pain associated with inflammation may be remedied with use of a medical marijuana topical, and pain that is internal or more significant, may be helped by internally ingesting marijuana. Medical marijuana may be ingested by smoking, vaporizing, or even eating it. Eating medical marijuana in the form of a homemade capsule, or even in a baked good such as the classic marijuana brownies, is a great way to treat many chronic forms of pain without smoking.

Medical Marijuana for Asthma

When an asthma attack kicks in the bronchial tubes are involuntarily contracted and the airways are partly cut-off from the air supply. This causes a sudden loss of breath and an inability to breath properly. Obviously, the inability to breath properly is a very serious condition – one which may also cause panic, worsening the overall severity.
Medical marijuana is known to act as a bronchodiolator, which means that it opens up the airways allowing easier breathing as it relaxes the bronchial tubes. This effect is usually felt instantaneously after inhaling active cannabis compounds containing THC. This may be achieved by either smoking or vaporizing, with vaporizing being the better obvious choice.

Not only will marijuana help reduce or eliminate the spasms and loss of breath, but compounds within marijuana are known to reduce mucous production. Reducing mucous production has an obious drying effect, making it even easier to breath since there is less blockage in the airway.
via: http://www.medicalmarijuanafaqs.com/2012/04/05/cannabis-causes-cottonmouth/
Marijuana is also known as an anti-inflammatory which may help reduce swelling in the mucous membranes even furthering the overall effects.
“Asthma is the shortness of breath and wheezing caused by spasms of the bronchial tubes, overproduction of mucus, and swelling of the mucous membranes. Asthma kills more than 4,000 Americans each year.”
“Clinical research shows that THC acts as a bronchial dilator, clearing blocked air passageways and allowing free breathing.” (sic)

Medical Marijuana for Cancer

Many cancer patients have turned to medical marijuana for its appitite stimulating and antiemetic (anti-nausea) effects.
As of lately, even more research is coming out showing direct anti-tumor effects of some forms of medical marijuana, especially in concentrated extract forms.
All over the internet, and in medical marijuana communities across the country, people have reported using a highly concentrated form of all-natural cannabis extracts to treat cancer and other serious diseases with great results. These cannabis extracts are the natural essential oils produced by the cannabis plant. If you do a few searches on the internet for cannabis oil, RSO, or hemp oil, + cannabis, you should find a few of these stories.
Other uses for medical marijuana
Medical marijuana has many other uses. People use marijuana to help them relax when they are too tense, and to calm-down when they are overly anxious or having an anxiety attack. Some people use marijuana for migraine headaches and others for cramps and muscle aches.
The more we do research on the cannabis plant the more we are finding many other conditions that are treatable with it.
No matter what the reason a person has to use medical marijuana, the one thing that always seems to be a common factor is – marijuana makes people feel better!