Most people who have used both cannabis and tobacco would tell you that tobacco is more harmful for the body, especially in the long run. Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes causes cancer, but there are also many other harmful side effects from tobacco use that you might not be aware of – yet another reason to stay away from it.
One of the many little known issues that come with smoking tobacco is a disease called Thromboangiitis obliterans (TO). TO clots capillary blood vessels in the veins and arteries of the fingers and toes, due to the inflammation of surrounding tissue. Showing yet another way that cannabis plant medicine can heal, a new study indicates that medical marijuana reverses the effects of this disease.
The patient in this particular study was showing signs of what the researchers call Buerger