The miraculous plant genus that is marijuana has been utilized for its medicinal properties in order to treat a number of diseases since ancient times.
In most cases, prehistoric exploits of marijuana for medicinal dedications involved extracting the plant’s resins that were then mixed with liquids and ingested orally.
While other early records of marijuana use show that it was customary to make use of the whole plant by consuming it via a series of small, controlled burns similar to that of the favoured form of consumption by today’s consumer.
And even though delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the cannabinoid of choice among recreational users of the plant for several decades now, numerous scientific studies have been published as of late showing the remarkable medical attributes that isolated cannabinoids such as Cannabidivarin (CBDV), Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabichromene (CBC) have to offer anyone that possesses an endocannabinoid system.
A good number of individuals that use marijuana for medicinal purposes would be quick to argue that the plant is most effective when taking advantage of the entire cannabinoid spectrum.
But more and more researchers are proving that isolating individual cannabinoids can prove to be successful for treating a copious amount of medical disorders.
In addition, scientific research regarding cannabinoid isolation is helping attest to the fact that the marijuana plant presents a surplus of medical benefits all without individuals having to endure the psychotropic effects that accompanies the consumption of THC, which in turn broadens the number of patients that this extraordinary plant can help.
Just think how many people could’ve benefited from these types of scientific discoveries regarding how cannabinoids effect the human body if only the substantial federal restrictions regarding the study of cannabis that were conveniently put in place by the United States government weren’t a reality.
It baffles the mind to say the least.
Unfortunately for the human race, up until the last 15 years or so, the only studies involving cannabis that were permitted were those that examined the negative effects of using the substance in order to perpetuate the seemingly internationally-adopted politicized agenda.
But ironically enough, it was a U.S.-government-funded study that was conducted back in 1988 at the St. Louis School of Medicine that determined the mammal brain has receptor sites which react biologically to compounds found in marijuana resin which we know as cannabinoids.
Hence the discovery of the endocannabinoid system using the money of taxpaying citizens. Yet it’s been left up to those same citizens to apparently make discoveries regarding the medicinal efficacy of the cannabis plant on their own via extensive exploration, trial and error, and ample anecdotal evidence.
As additional countries across the planet and states throughout America continue to bring an end to marijuana prohibition one by one, we can only expect to see more studies revealing the seemingly limitless medical uses of cannabinoids being published.
I think we’re all looking forward to the day when we can muse over these current times and question as to why in the world it took so long to change the laws regarding marijuana use.
I know I am. .
By Erik G