In the past few years, a lot of hype has started to develop around ketamine as a potential first-line drug for addiction treatment. In 2019, Florida State University researchers found that rats that were induced to have alcohol use disorder were far less likely to drink alcohol after being given ketamine.
My story may seem rather insignificant, but it was a life changer. I have several invisible pain conditions, and my pain is rarely in control. Many years ago when my state went legal for cannabis I did my research and decided to add cannabis to my pain treatment.
Hear this story of a person struggling with Anxiety and used THC Gummies to help reduce anxiety.
In the 80’s I was a young nurse in a major medical center. I was happy to be working after my rigorous education which included anatomy and physiology, chemistry, psychology, ethics, and nursing in every facet of health care. I was ready and I was excited.
A number of years ago, my doctor recommended I use medical cannabis as part of my HIV treatment regimen for its anti-inflammatory properties and appetite enhancement. I have since learned that HIV patients started the medical marijuana movement in California, and we should all be grateful to them. Cannabis also helped me with pain and insomnia.
Cannabis has been utilized predominantly for recreational purposes in western civilization since the 1850s. But should we integrate weed as a medical treatment in American healthcare too?