Cannabis


The History of Medicinal Cannabis

It is reasonable to expect that legalisation and the removal of prohibition will increase globally and accelerate. Over thirty countries have legalised medicinal cannabis and others can be expected to follow suite as governments are addicted to tax revenues. Over thirty States in the USA plus Washington DC have now approved medicinal cannabis although it is still federally illegal. USA federal prohibition could be considered positive for Cannim in some respects as it restricts American competition in international markets and capital flows to US cannabis companies.


Legalisation of Cannabis Globally

The link below indicates the state of legal cannabis globally as of March 11th, 2019.

Please click here to see: the legalisation of cannabis globally

Cannabis Health Benefits

Cannabis is one of the oldest cultivated plants and has been used as food, oil, textiles and medicine for over 5,000 years. Cannabis was extensively grown as a commercial crop and was widely used medicinally in the US and Europe prior to restrictions introduced in the 1930’s. Controversy surrounds its removal from the American pharmacopeia with the American Medical Association protesting its removal in the 1940s.

The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) within the human body and other mammals led to an increase in therapeutic study. ECS is an important neuro-modulatory system that assists the body in maintaining homeostasis (equilibrium). Diseases can decrease the body’s natural ability to return to equilibrium. For further explanation and an overview of the endocannabinoid system see the article by Prof. Lumir Hanuš here.

For more information, please see the further reading list below.

Further Reading
GOVERNING BODIES AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

OPIOIDS VS MEDICINAL CANNABIS
ABOUT CBD
PAIN
EPILEPSY, PTSD AND OTHER NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS