Recent research has confirmed some of the many suspected benefits of medical cannabis and cannabis products. While more research is underway, cannabis has been used to help with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis and even STDs. Here is what you need to know about cannabis as a potential STD treatment:
Traditional Treatments for STDs: Many sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted by bacteria and can be treated successfully with antibiotics. Unfortunately, some STD’s, like herpes or HPV, for instance are viral and carry a much higher risk of complication. While some viral STD’s can be treated over time, others are not currently curable. In most cases, STD’s are associated with pain and discomfort, whether short or long term and can spread to various places in the body- including your eyes.
Cannabis and STDs: Cannabis has been shown to have analgesic properties, which means that it can help relieve pain that can be associated with STDs. Research is currently underway about the benefits of cannabis products in helping with HIV symptoms.
Using Cannabis to Treat Your STD: Before you begin to use cannabis for medical purposes, you should definitely consult with your doctor. Depending on your state, you may need a doctor’s order, or prescription, for medical cannabis possession and use. The laws by state vary widely; some allow for recreational use and medical marijuana delivery businesses, while others prohibit marijuana in any form. Your doctor may also recommend an administration route. Marijuana compounds can be inhaled via smoke, which is the most common use, be ingested, or used in creams or ointments such as the Whoopi and Maya rub for sore muscles.
Once you and your healthcare provider have decided to use medical marijuana as part of your treatment course, you can find providers assuming that it is legal to do so in your state.