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      March 24, 2017

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      Gradual Acceptance of Cannabis as a Medical Treatment for Various Ailments

      There is an undeniable stigma on cannabis from the general public. Most of this is because of the very fact that it is prohibited. Unfortunately, it was prohibited in the first place because a substantial number or the population used them for recreational purposes. Using it as a drug may not have the effect of other recreational and illicit substances, but people who abuse it end up being unproductive and useless members of the society. That in itself was enough reason to brand it as a harmful substance.

      It's sad that because of a certain group of people, spreading the medical studies about cannabis is immensely difficult. But with a big number of these medical researches that provide positive results, the society is slowly accepting cannabis as a legitimate medical treatment for numerous diseases. The growing number of states that allow medical marijuana use is a testament to this. However, it's a fact that there is a long way to go before it's widely accepted by the general public.

      Cannabis is also gaining a better image because it's no longer well-known just because of its potent, relaxing compound, which is THC. The cannabidiol content of cannabis is also taking the limelight in terms of being medically beneficial. THC and CBD work well together. But in some ailments, CBD is the better substance. Sometimes, it is for the mere fact that it is non-habit forming and doesn't make one high on it. Still, in the context of medical treatment, using both should be accepted.

      One medical problem that cannabidiol in marijuana can help treat is cigarette addiction. Non-smokers find it difficult to understand why smokers just can't quit the bad habit; even with the knowledge of just how bat it is for their bodies. Unfortunately, there's more to it than just lack of willpower. Nicotine is an extremely addicting substance. Human anatomy builds a dependence on nicotine which means that the body will then crave or it just as it would with food and water.

      A blind study performed on a group of smokers highlights the effectiveness of cannabis in abating the craving for smoking. Half of the group was CBD to puff whenever they get the urge to smoke, while the other half was given placebo. At the end of the study, there's a compelling indication that those who puffed CBD had less craving for nicotine and effectively lowered their cigarette consumption.

      But then again, even with studies like this, it isn't going to be easy to convince the general public about just how great cannabis is in medical applications. Even more unfortunate is that people who are pushing for the legalization of cannabis are those who want to use it as a drug. And that's definitely counter-intuitive in creating a positive image for cannabis. This makes it extremely difficult to buy one. In addition to the difficulty in dealing with those who judge medical cannabis users. To learn where and how to acquire high quality medical cannabis, find out more here by visiting this site.

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