History of Cannabis as a Herbal Medicine
Would this be the big secret of cannabis? Is it a panacea hidden by the prescription drug mafia to maximize its profit and keep patients dependent on prescription drugs?
Nowadays, it seems to be breaking the dam that holds back the widespread medical use one of the greatest wonders of the world of plants. Phenomena that are naturally found in nature and are capable of dealing with a wide variety of illnesses that cannot be cured today effectively.
There are many gifts of this kind, such as the shaman drink, the ayahuasca potion (In 2018, it was reported that a single dose of ayahuasca significantly reduced symptoms of treatment-resistant depression in a small placebo-controlled trial.) Alternatively, one of the most controversial plants, cannabis. The earliest records of marijuana use dates in the 3rd millennium BC.
Today, there is hope for the widespread application of cannabis in medicine
In America, there is already a prominent process of legalizing medical use. However, this was not always the case because the various interest groups had the potential to block the spread of using cannabis in medicine.
Moreover, it’s not accidental. Because the corruption in the background, people didn’t know that there are natural alternatives to treat some diseases.
From the mid-1800s to the mid-1930s, in America and Europe, cannabis was seen as a medicinal herb. From the early 60s, marijuana use has been restricted by lawmakers in many countries around the world.
All this was done even though doctors and scientists were already able to sort out the beneficial effects of the plant.
Munson et al. discovered the anti-cancer effect of its active ingredients in vitro experiments in 1974. however, had to wait until the 90s for clinical trials.
Many say it is no coincidence that cannabis research has been frozen in time, and for a few decades, it has not progressed. The pharmaceutical industry has acted against everything that could have been a natural alternative for people and patients.
Already in 1924, Morris Fishbein, an AMA – American Medical Association, was openly opposed to these natural substances because they did not make a profit from herbs and looked at herbs as a danger to their market.
There was a massive problem with the natural ingredients: it could not be patented. That is, figuratively speaking, it was not viable to make money from it.
Many people point out that the process that has been underway for decades is still ongoing and that the pharmaceutical industry is trying to press its addictive medicines to people while not thinking about alternatives to their patients.
Recently, cannabis has come to the fore again and has achieved remarkable results in medicine.
However, the shocking truth can no longer be swiped under the rug.
The effect is that you can be consuming an extract containing the active ingredients in a high concentration, i.e., cannabis oil.
Doctors have been opposing medical cannabis and CBD for a long time, even today.
Because it is a natural material, doctors and the healthcare industry are more concerned with protecting chemotherapy.
Rick Simpson, when asked if cannabis could ever be commercialized, also confirmed why the pharmaceutical industry was pushing against it; all because there is no money in it for them.
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