In the last decade alone we have seen many advancements in technology as well as medicine. We have seen the cell phone and subsequently smart phones and tablets held in the hands of the masses. We have seen the access to information through use of the internet become available to the majority of the world even to far reaching places. We have witnessed the advances in technology spill over to other industries such as medicine enabling breakthroughs.
Today with the help of technology the science, medical, technology and cannabis community are coming together. We see doctors and scientists sharing information and ideas working collectively to cure and develop better therapies. We see more informed patients who are working with doctors that have more access to their medical treatments (with electronic files implemented) helping to avoid the hundreds of millions of Americans that are sent to the hospital from drug reactions.
We have seen the technology that doctors use advance quickly enabling for a more pinpointed understanding of the ailment or even a patient’s specific body. We have technology today that allows for the DNA sequencing of a cancer tumor, human and, thanks to Kevin McKernan and his team; cannabis Sativa and Indica.
In the Czech Republic they have been making advancements in the use of cannabis for medical use. At the Konopi Je Lek (Cannabis Is Medicine) Clinic they have been working on exact strain-dependent therapeutic dosages of THC, CBD and CBN. With the mapping of the cannabis plant along with the ability to map a human we can potentially have a quick way to match the right Cannabinoids for their particular ailment which is very exciting news.
There are millions of Americans that use cannabis in conjunction with their medication or instead of. Many who know that cannabis works for them may not actually know why. With the advancements in technology and medicine giving us those answers it is also making way for us to be able to better understand and therefore apply this for better therapy results. Currently it can at times be a guessing game when trying to find the right strain or combination thereof when using cannabis therapy. In the future you could make tinctures customized for your body.
Technology, Medicine, Science and Cannabis Community are showing people that cannabis therapy is beyond just the smoked version that comes up so frequently in debates. Today’s cannabis therapy is far more advanced. With British pharmaceutical products such Sativex (cannabis plant derived non-synthetic) that are seeking FDA approval it lends even more creditably to the medical uses of cannabis. Many can see the future of cannabis as a therapy that will have legitimacy and will be taken seriously.
Just a few months ago we saw national support for medical legalization at 77%. With more credible information available to the masses we see a shift in perception. 16 states along with D.C have enacted medical marijuana laws as well as several other states that have medical initiatives; with Washington, California and Colorado’s initiatives calling for legalization for adults over 21.
With the nation hurting financially it is time to look at our priorities. So far the government has spent over $2 trillion on the war on drugs that has proven to be futile. We need to look at reform and especially rescheduling cannabis. This will only be accomplished if the people speak up. We need to recognize that cannabis has medical value and that it should be decision made between a patient and doctor not the government. Contact your local representative today and express your support for rescheduling and responsible legislation. Many states have groups like NORML and ASA that are working on legislation so be sure to see if there is a current proposal in your state. With everyone coming together we can see a bright future for the cannabis community as well as the nation.
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