Stroke victims can suffer a permanent paralysis that is caused by a blood clot within the brain and is the third leading cause of adult death. This condition can cause blood and oxygen to be cut off to that part of the brain and can cause brain damage in as little as four minutes. The stroke patient can have muscle pain, partial paralysis on one side, vision difficulties, and other symptoms. Medical marijuana has been studied to see what symptoms it can reduce for stroke patients that conventional medications might be ineffective in treating.
One of the most involved human trials showed great promise with the use of medical marijuana for treatment of the symptoms of stroke patients. The study of marijuana found that it has properties like the THC contained in the marijuana that was effective in the treatment of stroke patient’s symptoms, including the possible muscle spasms that can occur due to the effects of the stroke.