When most people think of cannabis users, they probably think mainly of the younger generations. But it’s actually the 45 to 64 age group who show the highest proportion of household spending on cannabis.
A key problem in caring for patients with psychosis is that they are often reluctant to take antipsychotic drugs because of concerns about side effects – but cannabis-based treatments could change this
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that cannabidiol (CBD) should not be scheduled as a drug by the United Nations. In November, the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) convened in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the potential dangers of 17 different drug substances, including cannabidiol.
All African nations are capable of cultivating medicinal marijuana to exploit a growing international acceptance of cannabis-based medicines.
The current global market for marijuana products is US$3 billion and is expected to rise to US$56 billion as more countries and US states join the legalisation trend.