Medical Cannabis is changing lives all over the country. Don’t let taboo prevent you from improving your quality of life.
In less than a month after the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began accepting medical cannabis patient applications in late June of 2018 they received more than 5,000 applications. The agency would go on to award over 350 medical cannabis business licenses by the end of that year. The taboo behind cannabis in Missouri is fading. Missouri residents of all ages including boomers are using medical cannabis to treat loss of appetite, arthritis, insomnia and chronic pain to name a few.
“Chronic pain is one of the most underestimated health care problems in the world today, causing major consequences for the quality of life of the sufferer and a major burden on the healthcare system,” says Professor Harald Breivik of the world health organization.
The US Association For The Study Of Pain has published 4 major takeaways from a Canadian lead “Assement of Safety Study” focusing on the use of Cannabis for the management of pain.
- Medical cannabis used for chronic pain over one year appears to have a reasonable safety profile.
- The detailed listing of adverse events to medical cannabis will enhance clinical decision-making.
- The average daily dose of dried herbal cannabis used by patients with chronic pain was 2.5g/day.
- Medical cannabis use over one year was associated with improvements in pain, function, quality of life and cognitive function.
Release your resevartions and consider the scientific rationale and the practical implications for recent changes to medical marijuana laws.