Medical Marijuana – What The Future Has In Store For It written by: Torrents Cannabis as it is also known marijuana for many decades and perhaps for centuries has been classified as a drug and has been either on the banned list or restricted list. It is used for treatment of some diseases and mostly it is considered to be a painkiller which is quite effective when it comes to managing severe to extreme pain conditions. It has been used quite often for treating pain conditions associated with terminal diseases like cancer. Further whenever there is an amputation or other such severing of body parts medical marijuana has been found to be extremely useful drug. It belongs to the narcotic group of drug and therefore its use is extremely limited and stymied in many cases.
It Could Set New Benchmarks In Pain Management
Research over the past many years has evidence to suggest that branding cannabis as a habit forming drug could be a wrong way of looking at this potentially game changing medication tool. However, there are many laws across the country which have strict limitations when it comes to using cannabis as a drug for managing pain except perhaps for some specified conditions. The laws no doubt need a relook because today pain management is a major challenge now and given the changing lifestyles crippling and disabling pain could be a bit drain on the economic activity of thousands of persons.
The New Regime Could Hold Out Some Promise
Now that we have a new dispensation in the Federal setup, there are reasons to believe that there will be a new perspective when it comes to the overall outlook of medical marijuana is concerned. There are moves afoot to legalize the use of cannabis and make it as a part of the scheduled drug for pain management and other such reasons. It would be pertinent to mention here that cannabis is also known to have a lot of other benefits too. For example, some studies have suggested that it could be a great medicine for repairing broken bones and giving new life to those suffering from osteoporosis, arthritis and other such bone related problems.
New Methods Of Consuming Cannabis
One of the biggest challenges for broad basing the use of cannabis is perhaps because it has a high percentage of being misused. Yes, this is not untrue and there have been many instances where it has been used much more than a psychotropic drug. It has been misused and has become a big risk as far as substance abuse is concerned. However, this does not in any way justify not prescribing the drug to those who perhaps could derive a lot of benefits out of it.
What Needs To Be Done
Instead of blacklisting and severely curtailing the use of medical marijuana a better way forward would be to have a relook at the legislation and loosen the vice-like grip on the use of this naturally occurring drug. It would be better to bring in controlled use of the product. It could be used in the form of an inhaler and a few puffs a day or as following the dosages of the doctor could go a long way in helping people to take advantage of the various benefits associated with cannabis. The latest finding regarding cannabis are quite exciting. It has been researched and found that using cannabis in the form of inhalable shots or in the form of oil could be the answer for treating advanced cases of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and even some chronic and life-threatening forms of asthma.
Management Of Pain Associated With Terminal Illnesses
Cancer is a deadly disease and one of the biggest challenges for the medical fraternity is management of pain when the disease goes beyond control and reaches a state of metastasis. In such cases, even the most potent conventional pain killers may not have too much of impact. The pain can be excruciating and traumatic and for such patient there are reasons to believe that treating them with controlled doses of cannabis in an inhalable form could make a big difference. It may not cure the disease but certainly the patients during the last days of their life will be able to manage pain in a much better fashion.
Hence at the end of the day there is no doubt that cannabis has a great future ahead of it provided one is able to understand the benefits and the government also takes a more proactive approach to making it easily available for certain medical conditions.