Cannabis as Medicine
Medical cannabis has been used for millennia to treat a variety of physical and emotional conditions. Globally, clinical studies point to its therapeutic value in treating everything from inflammation to insomnia. Dr. Lester Grinspoon, professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School, predicts that cannabis “will become the aspirin of the 21st century.”
When cannabis was made illegal in 1937 and pushed underground, growers started breeding for high THC content. In fact, the average potency of cannabis today is 4x stronger than just 10 years ago. Kikoko advocates for use of low-dose cannabis with healthy cannabinoid ratios.
Medical marijuana is effective for a variety of conditions including chronic pain, muscle spams, inflammation, nausea, glaucoma, migraines and more. As Scientific American notes, researchers “believe cannabis has even greater potential in the treatment of major disorders” including Alzheimer’s, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autoimmune diseases, epilepsy and cancer.