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.
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?
One of my favorite things about my work with patients and my UPG family is being exposed to continuous learning then passing the information on to you. I also learn so much from you, our community, that I share as well.
From insomnia to epilepsy, cannabis has long been hailed as a sort of miracle plant, able to ease many of the ailments that afflict us. Because of this, talking about marijuana from a medicinal perspective is nothing new. What is perhaps relatively new is talking about cannabis concentrates within the medical cannabis realm.
Cannabis and humans get along like two peas in a pod. With all of our cannabinoid receptors that link up easily with cannabinoids, you might even say it’s a relationship that was always destined to be.
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.