While you may know that smoking cannabis can provide relief, did you know you could be eating it too?
It is true that no one has ever died from smoking pot. But through ingesting dangerous contaminants such as bacteria, fungus and pesticide residue that may be lying in wait on cannabis plants? That, unfortunately, is another story.
In the recent November elections, we reached a crucial turning point in cannabis decriminalization: over half the states now have cannabis legalized in some form or another
Research over the last ten years has shown that vaporizing cannabis-either the plant itself or through an oil- is better for your respiratory system than straight smoking.
With all the ailments that cannabis can treat, it’s almost too good to be true.
The medical cannabis advocacy community is standing on the brink a new era, loaded with more unknowns than it has faced in literally decades. Which makes this moment, as much as any, an appropriate moment to examine laughably self-contradictory government pronouncements and actions related to medical use of marijuana.
As much as we might be tempted to speak in terms of competing substances when it comes to the healing properties of marijuana, the truth is that what makes cannabis so remarkable on so many fronts is the synergy that appears to occur between all the substances within it.
It may seem difficult to believe today, but as recently as 1990, fibromyalgia didn’t exist.
Despite harsh laws enforced by the “War on Drugs,” drug abuse is still a major issue in the United States. Even more worrying is the number of accidental deaths caused by drug overdoses every year. In fact, in 2014, there were 47,055 accidental deaths from drug overdoses in the US, making it the highest cause of accidental death in the country.
Studying the effects of cannabis as both a health-protective element and treatment for many illnesses and conditions is a stepping stone for the future of medicine. While heavily contested by some, cannabis is severely put under scrutiny by researchers and specialists in all medical fields and the conclusions are staggering.