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Can Cannabis Be Used to Treat Asthma?

At first glance, smoking cannabis to treat asthma symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath doesn’t seem like a good idea. We’ve heard countless public service announcements warning us that smoking (anything at all) is detrimental to our health. It turns out, however, that cannabis, even when smoked, can help people with asthma and other respiratory conditions. How Does Cannabis Treat Asthma? Asthma patients suffer from acute reactions to a number of environmental stimuli that can trigger their throat to swell making it hard to breath. The swelling is primarily caused by the inflammation and tightening of muscles in their throat. Research indicates that cannabinoids, the compounds found in the cannabis plant, contain anti-inflammatory properties to help minimize symptoms...

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