Have you suffered an injury? Looking for a herbal cure? We investigated whether marijuana could help.
Getting injured is no laughing matter. Broken bones hurt like crazy, and there’s no way you would do it to yourself if it could be avoided. Nevertheless, about 15-16k people die each year in Canada as a result of injuries severe enough to kill. Broken bones can kill you, particularly if you are old and infirm.
So, when it does happen, you naturally want to seek as much help as you can get in aiding the healing process along. Today, we are taking an in-depth look at some of the healing properties of marijuana, to see if it can help you heal your fracture.
Where Can I Get Marijuana?
Before we begin, many newcomers will want to know where you can get pot from. You can buy marijuana online provided you live in a country where it is legal. If you don’t, you need to consider moving to one where it is… or not smoking it. From countries where it is legal, marijuana can be bought from dispensaries who supply it.
The Healing Properties of Marijuana
Now that we know where to buy marijuana, let’s examine all the healing properties we know it contains. Now, marijuana plants have 144+ cannabinoids, which are the compounds that make it up. That is to say: we know about and have identified 144 of them, but there are others.
Of each of these compounds, some are psychoactive, like THC, and some are not, like CBD. Some are terpenes, responsible for the strong taste and smell, and some don’t do anything to you unless they go through decarboxylation, like THCA. Cannabis is a complex plant and many studies have been conducted to try to understand what it is about it that heals us so well – and why it has such wildly different effects on different individuals.
Some of the healing compounds in cannabis plants have therapeutic properties, as proven by science. For example, marijuana is known to:
- Manage pain in chronic pain patients – can even be used in place of opiates as it is less addictive.
- Eases Nerve Pain such as with conditions like MS
- Ease nausea in chemotherapy and cancer patients
- Improves spasticity symptoms
- Can decrease inflammation
- Has proven effective in treating certain diseases, including (but not limited to): Crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, muscle spasm, seizures, wasting syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Can help with mental health problems like PTSD and schizophrenia.
Of course, what we are concerned with is whether or not it can heal a fracture, and that comes down to a few things from our list.
Can it Help Heal a Fracture?
We know that marijuana soothes inflammation because we have been using it in creams and salves for torn muscles for years now. CBD is the compound thought to be responsible for the soothing, anti-inflammatory effect.
When we couple this with the pain management that smoking or ingesting cannabis gives us, we start to see a picture of how cannabis could feasibly help us to both be in less pain and soothe any swelling we might be feeling.
As a third positive, marijuana reduces stress which would put us into a better state of relaxation about the whole thing. This is good for our hearts and minds but is also likely to keep us off a fractured ankle and slow us down enough to notice when we are about to put weight on broken bones.
With the medical evidence before us, we have no choice but to concede that you can treat a broken bone or fracture by using medical cannabis. We wouldn’t say it was the only thing that would heal you, though, and would urge you to get medical attention, too.
- https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-624-x/2011001/article/11506-eng.htm ↑
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3736954/ ↑
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK425767/ ↑
- https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/medical-marijuana-faq ↑