Marijuana, cannabis, weed and the many other aliases it possesses goes back around 5000 years in history. It was traditionally grown, found and used, by tribes and our ancestors as mother nature’s own concocted botanical remedy and even recreational high by Native Americans, Aborigines in Australia, and even in Ancient Europe and Asia.
Having progressed so far away from those times, marijuana has somehow garnered a bad reputation over the years. Despite being from the earth itself and not causing almost any overdosed related deaths, pharmaceuticals and their artificial chemicals will certainly never be able to admit to that as well, with thousands of pharmaceutical drug related deaths occurring each year, mainly from hydrocodone drugs such as Vicodin and oxycodone drugs.
So here’s the lowdown on the medical version of marijuana, its health benefits, its whimsical social status and side effects as well.
Introducing You To Medical Marijuana
This aptly means that the pure and unrefined extracts of the marijuana
How Medical Marijuana Heals Your Body
The American Surgeon, Vivek Murthy explained that marijuana has proven to have amazing healing prowess when combating some ailments. What happens when one takes medical marijuana is, the cannabinoids act as naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in your body and then merge with the cell membranes in your entire system. This includes acting as
It can be inhaled or smoked. Inhalation done through a vaporizer or nebulizer, has shown an instant effect which lasts around four hours as it is absorbed by the lungs, then by the blood-vessels and spread through the blood-stream. The heated marijuana releases the medication at the optimum
Medical Marijuana Side Effects
A word of caution is advised as medical marijuana for treatment, needs to come from a medicinal-grade cannabis plant without those chemical toxins, if not it could cause harm to the body. The main issue of marijuana these days is the psychoactive effects i.e. getting high from the THC, although that helps users deal with pain and has anti-inflammatory properties, as well. However, a safer option would be to use medical marijuana that’s high in CBD and low in THC. The major risks usually come from using synthetic marijuana such as those that come from Asia as incense, potpourri, or powder forms that are actually manipulated in labs. The chemicals induced in this, makes the cannabis receptors bind onto cells about 1000 times stronger than the usual ones, which elevate serotonin levels in your brain. The synthetic ones can make you
Marijuana Controversy And Legality
Medical marijuana is now legal in some states including, New York, California, Vermont and Colorado, where some patients even hold the legal right for signing-up, growing their own plants and sharing them, as long as they are above 18 and have a letter of approval from a physician who approves their need for it. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not given their full seal of approval yet. Although more medical experts are going back on their original rigidity and swearing by its positive health effects, including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, the chief medical correspondent and neurosurgeon, with his two-part documentary series called ‘Weed’. In fact, this bad rep for
If you think about it, it’s almost akin to the usage of guns. What was made for defense became used for offense and gun-rights were abused. So, it’s a pity that the whole usage of marijuana fell under this stigma because it was not used appropriately, especially when it possesses such unique healing properties.
This is possibly also the wonderful handiwork of those wealthy pharmaceuticals’ chemical-based
Hopefully this realization will soon create a healthy divide in the right minds and marijuana can be legalized, at least for the millions of ill people who can get access to nature’s cure, without feeling like its contraband or continuing to chemically poison themselves with pharmaceutical drugs.