Educated individuals are one of the most significant threats to the pharmaceutical industry. This is especially true when it comes to individuals that are educated on the health benefits that cannabis has to offer.
While it may be a taboo subject for some, it isn’t for others. A recent study shows that there are many people well aware of cannabis’s efficiency in treating medical ailments. In fact, many more than what some would like to think. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research recently came to a very fascinating conclusion.
According to this study, of the 450 cannabis consuming adults participants, nearly 80% of them were currently utilizing cannabis to treat a number of different health problems and illnesses. Amongst this list of health problems were depression, anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, menstrual cramps, PTSD, chemotherapy side effects, and even nausea due to HIV and AIDS.
The Results of the Study
Of the study group, 42% of them had eliminated pharmaceutical painkillers entirely from their treatment regimen thanks to cannabis.
38% of them reported an overall decrease in the use of all prescription drugs as well.
The co-author of the study Daniel Kruger recently stated the following via an article published in the University of Michigan News;
“Given the growing use of cannabis for medical purposes and the widespread use for recreation purposes despite criminalization. The current public health framework focusing primarily on cannabis abstinence appears obsolete.”
I couldn’t agree with you more. It is time that cannabis was treated like the natural, safe medicine that it is and not like a demon illicit street drug like many have tried to portray it as over the years.
The authors of the study also noted the following. This is in regards to how information such as this is very critical. Critical for aspects such as helping to shape policy surrounding cannabis legalization and use.
“Given the state of the science of medicinal cannabis, even basic information about users’ attitudes and behaviors would be helpful.”
While it’s only a study of a small handful of participants, it does offer a lot of value. Value knowing that there are a significant number of individuals out there who are finding relief thanks to cannabis. Not just people that are finding relief but ones also willing to let the world know about it.