Cannabis

Cannabis

Cannabis, AKA marijuana, has had an image problem. That and some legalities. There is no simple way to explain what cannabis truly is when, on the one hand, condemned by law. On the other, it is condoned by medicine. What is one to do, and how did it get this way?

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Outlawed in Canada in 1927 and in the US in 1937, cannabis has not been available to study until quite recently. What these studies uncover is providing hope for many unable to hold their footing against the current medical regime of pharmaceutical cure-alls.

As early as 2700 BC, Chinese Emperor Shen Nung recorded its use for various maladies. Here is a short-list of what cannabis can remedy:

  • Pain management
  • Chronic neurological diseases
  • Convulsive disorders
  • Migraine headaches
  • Anorexia
  • Mental illness
  • Bacterial infections
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • More as the studies deepen
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Coming soon…

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Cannabis has 421 distinct compounds, composed of cannabinoids, alkaloids, flavonoids, and terpenoids. These compounds are the basis for cannabis’s healing potential. THC is the most renown, but CBD is pushing its way into the spotlight. Check out the latest discoveries here!

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Cannabis has an ancient history of medical use, and it was used to cure a plethora of maladies up until the 1920s and 1930s. Laws were introduced, wiping it out of medical memory until very recent developments. How did this come about? Here’s a little story…

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The revolution has begun! Countries are legalizing marijuana, and the results are spectacular. States are defying Federal law in the U.S. and legalizing all forms of cannabis, and tax revenues are soaring.

 

However, the opposition remains. Here are samples of both arguments.

 

Big change is afoot, and you can keep up to date here!

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