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.
Scientists continue to look for effective cures for cancer. And it seems they might have found a new solution for treating leukemia in children. Landon Riddle, a little boy who became the youngest medical cannabis patient in Colorado back in 2013, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of two. After a year of conventional treatment, his mother Sierra took a risk and started to replace some of the harshest prescription drugs with medical cannabis oil.
The HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine has long been disputable, since it may cause a long list of side effects, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue, dysautonomic syndrome, and multiple system atrophy. Israeli scientists have recently found that CBD oils might relieve most of the debilitating symptoms of HPV vaccines.
Medical marijuana has already proven to be beneficial in treating various forms of cancer. A recent study has even discovered that some cannabinoids potentially have killing properties in relation to leukemia cells. Though further investigation is necessary, this evidence is stunning and promising.