Cannabis Background

by Laura Lagano


As with numerous holistic or so-called complementary and alternative medicine modalities, there is nothing new about healing with cannabis! Cannabis is an herb that has had a place in traditional — meaning ancient — medicine for thousands of years, dating back as far as 2637 B.C. in China. With so many striking out on their own to use cannabis as medicine, often when modern medicine has failed, we need to remove the stigma of this ancient plant and create a paradigm shift. Medical marijuana must regain its rightful place in the both the patient and practitioner toolboxes.

How is it possible that cannabis, which has documented efficacy in a host of medical conditions, is illegal according to the federal government and classified as a schedule 1 substance “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” and at the same time the government holds a patent on cannabis?

Read the full article at the Huffington Post.