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.
Caught Off Guard: Can Medical Dispensary Workers Keep up with the Needs of the Medical Cannabis Community?
Those who run businesses in the ever-changing cannabis industry are being faced with a rapidly-growing market while at the same time trying to meet the increasing demands of those whose health may depend on cannabinoids…
For thousands of years, cannabis has been used the world over for healing. In fact, marijuana is still included in the 50 fundamental (i.e. most important) herbs of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Even though the fate of cannabis on the federal level is still up in the air, the good news is that more and more, the healing power of cannabis for even the most serious health conditions is becoming common knowledge.
Say what you want about 2016, no one can doubt it has been an interesting year. From Donald Trump to Brexit, people around the world have certainly had a lot on their minds. One major issue that many citizens were thinking about this year was cannabis and whether or not to legalize it. Whether due to a growing legalization trend, or to the continued research on the benefits of cannabis, many people were swayed to say yes to the plant.