What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a chronic liver infection that is spread through blood-to-blood contact. Over time, Hepatitis C can develop into cirrhosis, which generally requires patients to undergo liver transplant surgery. Common symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite.
How can marijuana help?
Cannabis is a highly versatile form of medication that can treat numerous ailments, including Hepatitis C. Though more research is needed, preliminary studies suggest that not only can cannabis alleviate common symptoms associated with Hepatitis C, but it can also stop the progression and intensity of the virus. Multiple studies have validated cannabis’ antiemetic qualities after effectively treating nausea, abdominal pain, and a lack of appetite by activating CB1 and CB2 receptors located throughout the body.