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And marijuana became medicine

The pioneer of cannabinoid research explores in a book why the West took 150 years to “rediscover” its therapeutic potential “Sex took us to the drug.” This is how José Antonio Ramos Atance sums up how he became the pioneer of the study of marijuana compounds in Spain. Within the brain, the psychoactive substance of …

Medicinal cannabis

All the great civilizations knew the numerous medicinal properties of cannabis, which can have analgesic, soothing or stimulating effects on the human body. In our museums, the medicinal applications of cannabis are illustrated with the help of different objects, including original medicine bottles, pharmaceutical equipment and even a box with cannabis-based medicines from 1925, with …

Medical marijuana

It is necessary that we all know the benefits and risks of using marijuana to treat health problems. Also that we are aware that more scientific research is required in this regard. On August 17, 2015 Judge Martín Santos granted an injunction to allow the parents of Graciela, a girl of just eight years of …

Medicinal cannabis: a brief guide on uses and effects

The cannabis plant ( Cannabis sativa ), popularly known as marijuana, is a plant species with multiple therapeutic and medicinal properties. Historically it has been used as medicine, food source and master plant in various spiritual and cultural traditions. It was also used as a raw material for the manufacture of multiple products such as …

The legalization of marijuana: right or crime?

Marijuana has become the last substance that leads a debate on a global scale as a result of its legalization for recreational purposes in Uruguay and Canada. This measure, in contrast to the coercive approach traditionally adopted by the United States at the federal level, highlights the different legal possibilities to regulate the production, consumption …

Medical marijuana strains

The genus Cannabis contains two species which produce useful amounts of psychoactive cannabinoids. Cannabis indica produces a higher level of Cannabidiol (abbreviated CBD) relative to THC (the primary psychoactive component in medical and recreational cannabis). Cannabis sativa, on the other hand, produces a higher level of THC relative to CBD.[4] Medical use of sativa is associated with a cerebral high, and many …

Legalization of marijuana

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with nearly 17 million Americans age 12 and older reporting past‐month use, and 374,000 people entering an emergency room annually with a primary marijuana problem. The downward trend in youth marijuana use during the late 1990s has ended. According to the 2009 National …