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Cannabis and Glaucoma

How many of us had a grandparent growing up with Glaucoma? I did. My grandmother suffered from severe glaucoma and took so many pills to try to help. I always look back and wish she could have used cannabis to treat it.
Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the optic nerve becomes damaged over time. Peripheral vision decreases before possibly leading to total blindness. Research on cannabis and glaucoma started in the 1970s and 1980s. Results showed a measurable decrease in intraocular pressure for three or four hours after smoking cannabis or ingesting THC as a pill or injection.

Reference

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/medical-marijuana-glaucoma-treament

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