I am amazed how long it has taken for weed to finally gain the legal side in this country.
- Marijuanna has absolutely been used as a medicinal remedy since old times.
The psychoactive effects were often an area of religious ceremonies and rituals. It was used to treat depression, malaria, sickness, gout, inflammation and as an anesthetic. It was brought to this country in the late 1500s by the Spanish and was grown by early colonists. It wasn’t until the government failed in their war on booze that they needed a new target and focused on marijuana. The disadvantage propaganda was supported by companies anxious about hemp taking over the paper business. Because of this, the research on the potential benefits of cannabis to the health community are reduced. Research has been restricted to a single facility since 76, then just this past year the Drug Enforcement Administration finally initiated the process of registering further American companies to produce marijuana for scientific and medical research. Hopefully now that public opinion has started to change and legalization is gaining ground, more studies will supply firm proof and help more people get the help they need. There are growing success stories from people who have used cannabis to treat insomnia, stress disorders, migraines, arthritis, glaucoma, nausea and all sorts of medical symptoms. The local dispensary carries a wide variety of consumption methods, including flower, pre-rolls, tinctures, topicals, concentrates and an immense menu of edibles. I am amazed that with a government-issued identification, I can walk into any dispensary in the state and make a purchase. It’s been a long time coming.