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?
Cannabis and humans have a very long history together - nearly 6,000 years in fact! - and this relationship has taken many forms throughout the years. In Asia, thousands of years ago, it’s said that the people of the era used it for medicinal purposes.
The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and is expected to continue growing as more states and countries legalize the use of this plant. One of the effects of this is that the more the industry grows, the more products will be available.
In recent years, the cannabis industry has seen a massive boom and has grown immensely since the legalization of recreational use in many countries and states around the world over the past few years ago.
Steve, you’ve been one of the leading voices in the hemp industry since 2016 – can you share with our community a little about yourself, and how you started Steve’s Goods?
My story with this deeply medicinal herb began a long time ago as a recreational consumer of cannabis. Then, in my mid 40s I began to experience chronic pain and neurological symptoms from repressed PTSD as a younger man. I've since made many lifestyle changes to reduce stress on my mind and body, and have turned to many different products and services to support my healing and recovery, including hemp paste.