Updated: Mar 30, 2019
For years, opponents of medical and recreational marijuana have spoken out against its use for medicinal purposes. Despite studies showing the effectiveness in the treatment of many diseases, use of cannabis and cannabis products like CBD by children and teenagers has made the subject a serious hot-button issue in the US.
But let’s put all the “POT POLITICS” aside...
With all the science behind the efficacy of marijuana, studies show that it has more therapeutic effects than adverse ones.
A History of Proven Health Benefits
According to www.cancer.gov, cannabis has shown to relieve symptoms of the adverse effects of cancer treatments. But that's not news to many. The use of cannabis as medicine goes back more than 3000 years. Most ancient cultures did not cultivate the hemp plant for recreational highs, but as a medicinal herb. It was often used for pain and the treatment of many chronic illnesses.
In later years, the hemp plant was grown in America by early colonists who cultivated the plant to produce textiles and rope. Cannabis would be recognized in the western world for its medicinal benefits in 1839.
In current times, the federal government still classifies marijuana as a Class A drug, in the same category as heroin. The push is on to get the federal government to remove that classification, recognize its many potential health benefits, and legalize it for medical and recreational use nationwide.
Veteran talk show host Ricki Lake is the Executive Producer of a compelling new documentary entitled, "Weed the People", that features the family of a baby dying of cancer. Watch the video below to learn more about the efforts to draw worldwide attention to the medical innovation that is saving this baby's life.
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