We all know that medical marijuana has been linked to killing cancer, helping lessen menstrual cramps, as well as help chill us out – but what else can it do? In quick: A LOT.

Heal Your Pets

Many believe that their pets can benefit from the same healing powers of medical marijuana as they have been. Cannabis-containing supplements, oils and edibles can be used to safely relieve your pet of arthritis, pain and inflammation. High-THC medical marijuana strains also prove useful for calming dogs with bad behavior.

Cannabis Helps Alzheimer’s

A scientific study focusing on the molecular link between the active component of marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease pathology spotlighted medical marijuana spotlighted Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as a “superior inhibitor” of the pathological marker of Alzheimer’s disease: (Abeta) aggregation.

Banish Nightmares

The right strains of cannabis can help keep your nightmares away. Strains like OG Kush, Blue Dream and Pineapple Express are useful for helping people to cope with nightmares and insomnia.

Increased Lung Capacity

According to one study, smoking medical marijuana can actually increase lung capacity. Really.

A government study has shown that lung function is not impaired when someone smokes weed consistently over a long period of time.

Rectal Cancer Cure?

Examples of some common (and effective) consumption methods include using tinctures, applying patches and even drinking cannabis-infused tea! Another surprising method of cannabis consumption is rectal suppositories. When cannabis-rich capsules are inserted rectally, the contents of the capsule will spread into the bloodstream faster, providing the patient with fast relief.

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