The Cannabis Cure

The Cannabis Cure

Almost Mainstream KnowledgeI think it’s fair to say that by now, most people who are interested in natural medicine know of the benefits of cannabis in treating cancer, and as a treatment for a variety of other ailments. This is not news to us anymore.Finally, though, this knowledge is going mainstream. When CNN start reporting on the matter in a favourable light (http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/15/health/marijuana-medical-advances/), I think we can safely say that anyone who doesn’t live under a rock is aware of it now.Government vs ResearchAnyone who lives under a rock - and government, of course. Same thing really, I guess. Cannabis is still classed as a Schedule-1 drug and therefore is considered to have no medical uses. This means that research is virtually impossible. Scientists would need to obtain approval from a whole raft of government agencies, and approval is very rare indeed.So, despite the wide availability of medical marijuana, not nearly enough is known in a scientific sense about how...
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