1Marijuana as an Herbal Treatment to Several Mental IllnessPaula Riza dJ AlarconPatrick Floyd CastilloTerrence Louiz LapitanJohnwrick Dayle Sabelo A Research Project Presented to theSenior High School DepartmentColegio de San Juan de Letran CalambaIn Partial FulfillmentOf the Requirement for the SubjectsReading and Writing Skills & Practical Research 1Calamba, LagunaMarch 2017
2CHAPTER IINTRODUCTIONBackground of the StudyCannabis, popularly known as marijuana, is a medical herb known to havebenefits in the medical world. Marijuana as medical drug has been an up roar toscientists and doctors alike, but has little research on the effects and standard dosage ofthe drug on different medical and mental illnesses. Most researches are about the drugare only limited based on observations of effects visible to patients and users in takingthe extracted chemical compounds of the marijuana. Due to a large number of peopleabusing the herbal drug, only few countries and states legalize the drug and researchesconcerning the study of marijuana requires a lot of procedures and permits in order toallow the experimental study.There are 400 chemical entities found in the marijuana and 60 of them arecannabinoid compounds, but only delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol(CBD) are known to have medical effects while the 79 active chemical compounds haveno or limited research on their effects. THC is the chemical that is responsible forpsychological effects and the compound that makes people high and the right amountsof in takes of this extracted compounds increases appetites, reduces nausea, decreasespain, inflammation and muscle control. CBD is a compound that treats and controlsmental illnesses like epilepsy, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and even addiction.In extracting the chemical contents in the marijuana, there are different ways.The most common extraction of the compounds used in the medical society is by the oilextraction of the herbal drug, this kind of extraction utilize and increases theconcentration of the chemical compounds without creating smoke and burning of theplant. By the use of oil extraction of the plant lowers and regulates the amount of THCand increases the CBD for better treatment to mental disorders.
3Statement of Problems1.What are the compounds in the marijuana that helps cure illnesses?2.What are the different instruments and methods that extract the medicalcompounds of marijuana?3.What is the role of marijuana or cannabis in curing mental and medical illnesses?Objectives1.To identify the different compounds in the marijuana that helps cure illnessesand disorders.2.To identify the different the different instruments and methods in extracting themedical compounds in the marijuana.