Cannabis has been cultivated and used by humans since recorded history. The flowering tops of the female plant have many medicinal and social uses.
In Central Asia, rchaeologists even they found more than 2 pounds of marijuana in a pit 2,700 years old, a shaman priest.
Congress first imposed federal bans prohibiting therapeutic and recreational use of cannabis with Marijuana Act Tax, 1937. organic plant compounds (cannabinoids) were later classified as a substance in Schedule I of the Act Substances controlled 1970.
The federal classification puts cannabis in the same pool as heroin and states that cannabis has “a high potential for abuse … no currently accepted medical use … [and] one lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision …. “
Cocaine and methamphetamine however, both illegal for recreational use may be prescribed and consumed under the supervision of physicians and are classified as Class II ” drugs. Examples of drugs in Schedule III and IV include anabolic steroids and Valium. Analgesics containing codeine are defined by law as Class V drugs, which more lenient classification.
support Therapeutic Use
There are now more than 22,000 tests and published studies conclude that cannabis and cannabinoids have a positive therapeutic effect on a wide range of diseases and illnesses. Almost a third of them have been published in the last 4 years. A keyword search in PubMed Central (the US government library of peer-reviewed scientific research) shows only 2,100 studies since 2011.
today is now rediscovering what our ancestors knew innately. Public opinion and relaxation of the rules are leading the way for more people to use medical marijuana for a wide range of medical conditions. The medical cannabis at present purposes is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
The debate will always continue to boil, both state and federal level, however there has been a strong and growing trend of acceptance in relation to the growing mountain of scientific evidence suggests cannabis may contain some potent medicinal properties that would naive and stupid to ignore.
Joycelyn Elders, MD, Surgeon General of the United States old, wrote in a Mar. 26, 2004 article entitled “Medical Marijuana Myths”, published in the Providence Journal:
While many remain suspicious of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, Stan and Barb Rutner are convinced of its effectiveness. This couple has been maintained in the face of cancer several times and survived to learn from their experiences.
Barb had two episodes of breast cancer was diagnosed and Stan 20 years with NHL, which, after treatment, disappeared. However, in 2011, he returned. lymphatic cancer in his lungs were diagnosed and later was told that the cancer was in her brain. The outlook was grim.
As passed by the harsh treatment of chemotherapy and radiation, Stan and his family wanted to find a natural solution to help improve their quality of life and even prolong it. Upon learning that cannabis was effective in helping with pain and other effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients who were more than open to give it a try. According to Stan and Barb, medicinal cannabis was the golden ticket.
Corinne, the Rutners daughter and her husband was immersed in hours of research and decided that the capsule of cannabis infused with coconut oil for the day would be a good choice. After two weeks of medicating with the capsule, Stan was able to give up his oxygen tank that was linked to all day. He began to gain weight, sleep better and stronger in general. After several months, a brain scan revealed that Stan was completely free of cancer.
The Rutners are convinced that cannabis acts as a cancer drug. John, the Rutners son-in-law states confidently: “There is no doubt in my mind that cannabis took my father-in-law of the stages wasters cancer and allowed him to gain strength and in turn fight this evil . operation successfully horrible cell