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Positive Effects of Marijuana

There are several therapeutic uses of marijuana, such as:
  • Appetite stimulant: Patients experiencing anorexia, AIDS, chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Antiseizure: Aids in the prevention of seizures (epilepsy)
  • Antiasthmatic effect: Short-term smoking of marijuana may improve breathing for asthma patients
  • Antidepressant effect: Used in Great Britain as a euphoriant for treating depression
  • Muscle relaxation: Aids in muscle spasms
  • Analgesic effect: In patients experiencing frequent migraines and chronic headaches or inflammation

Watch the video below for further information about potential benefits of marijuana use.


*Disclaimer: This information is meant to provide education about substance use. The content of these webpages is not meant to replace therapy and is not considered mental health treatment. If you are in crisis or find yourself needing more support please call the UToledo Counseling Center at 419-530-2426 or dial 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.


Last Updated: 6/27/22