The medical cannabis users get more trust in cannabis and rated better on effectiveness, side effects, safety, addictiveness, availability and cost, a new study shows. The study was published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs and was done by University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.
The researchers from the university did this survey in the University of Michigan Campus in at public cannabis decriminalization advocacy event. The survey was done on 450 individuals. 78% of the individuals reported that cannabis helps in treating health or medical condition. The conditions they were treating were
Pain/Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Anxiety or panic attacks, Depression or bipolar disorder, Headache or migraines, Sleep Issues, Injury, Arthritis, Nausea, Anorexia, Seizers/ Epilepsy, diabetes, premenstrual syndrome, cramps, asthma, ulcers, anger, obsessive compulsive disorder. The most common and majority are using cannabis for pain.
Cannabis has been using by humans for over 5000 years. From early nineteen century till early twentieth century physicians were prescribing cannabis-based remedies. But after innovation of vaccines, hypodermic syringes, synthetic and derivatives pharmaceuticals the use of cannabis was declined. Marijuana was criminalized in U.S. by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. That banned was not advised by American Medical Association. The U.S. government classified cannabis (colloquially “marijuana”) as a Schedule I drug under the Federal Controlled Substances Act (FCSA) in 1970, stating that it had “no accepted medical use” and a high potential for abuse and physical and/or emotional dependence.
But now the cannabis is used widespread for recreational. Many of the states legalized the use of medical cannabis. Cannabis is used for a wide range of health conditions including chronic pain, muscle spasms, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, headaches, menstrual cramps, sleep issues, narcotic addiction, and appetite issues, in addition to treating HIV-AIDS, cancer, and the adverse effects of cancer chemotherapy.
Prevalence of the use of medical cannabis is increasing as a substitute for prescription drugs. Because of the availability and less addictiveness, the opiates users also shifting to cannabis. Patients prefer cannabis over prescription anti-emetics to treat AIDS symptoms.
The study proposed that Considerable efforts are needed to bring a similar level of precision to medical cannabis administration. This includes systematic research on the effective dosage levels for the numerous cannabinoids; effectiveness ranges for the treatment of various health conditions; standardized testing, systematic assessment, and accurate and informative labeling of cannabis products; and consumer education on cannabinoid properties, effective dosage levels, and administration schedules.