6 deadly diseases you probably didn’t know marijuana can control

July 10, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Lifestyle

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

July 10, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Lifestyle

A farmer tends to his marijuana plants. Photo credit: Valetudo Cafe

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:

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