■ Medical Cannabis, Medical Marijuana

★ 【About Cannabis Medicine】

Cannabis therapy is a herbal medicine therapy using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other Cannabinoids (CBD) found in cannabis, as well as synthetic cannabinoids with similar effects.
The body produces (endogenous cannabinoids) that act throughout the body, so there are a wide range of indications for cannabis to replace them, including analgesic, sedative, hypnotic, appetite stimulating, anti-cancer, intraocular pressure relieving, and vomiting suppressing.
There is some evidence to suggest that cannabinoid-containing medications may be beneficial for certain rare forms of epilepsy, nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, treatment of anorexia and weight loss associated with HIV/AIDS, as well as chronic pain and symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

▼ Symptoms of Cannabis Treatment

  • Chronic pain
  • Weight management
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Glaucoma
  • Bone fractures
  • Anxiety
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Arthropathy
  • Trauma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alcoholism

★ 【The History of Cannabis Medicine】

When it comes to marijuana, a negative image of “drug” has been uniformly imposed as the abuse of marijuana for taste or as a business to fund anti-social forces. Historically, however, the reputation of “marijuana = evil” has not been around for 100 years. Ancient documents from China, India, Egypt, Greece, and all over the world show that cannabis has been used as an antiemetic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic.

About 50 years ago, in the 1970s, President Nixon launched a major campaign called the “War on Drugs” in the United States, and not only hard drugs such as heroin, but also marijuana was seen as the enemy, and was actively encouraged to be prosecuted, which is said to have spread throughout the world. However, even in the U.S., as a result of scientific and medical verification of marijuana in the medical field, marijuana has become undeniable as an existence that brings about medical use and physical and mental health, and has been forced to be reevaluated.

The change in evaluation does not mean that we approve of the abuse of marijuana for its taste or the use of marijuana business as a source of funds for anti-social groups. Patients who feel the medical benefits of marijuana and have serious diseases have voiced their opinions on the legalization of medical use, and as a result of this bundle of opinions, medical marijuana has now been legalized in several states in the US. Of course, for the government, this is a policy intention to eradicate the black market and related crimes by publicly controlling the production and sale of marijuana, but it is also an evaluation of medical marijuana. Furthermore, this has spread to other Asian countries that have a negative attitude towards drugs. In particular, Thailand will legalize medical marijuana in 2020 as a result of a reevaluation of traditional medicine, and it is already being used in medical practices such as the treatment of terminal cancer patients.

In 2020, the World Health Organization found evidence for medical use and erroneous estimates of risk, and announced that in 2020, cannabis will be removed from the treaty's classification of most dangerous (downgrading the international regulation of cannabis), opening the way for medical use and possibly promoting scientific research.

★ 【Cannabis Efficacy】

The benefits of medical marijuana are very diverse, but here are some of them.

★ [Anxiolytic Effects]

In today's stressful society, the number of people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders is rapidly increasing. Depression and anxiety disorders occur when the amount of serotonin secreted in the brain, which controls emotions, decreases due to stress. In conventional treatment, drugs are used to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain and produce anti-anxiety effects, but the side effects can be significant if used continuously. Cannabidiol (CBD), however, works directly on the serotonin receptors in the brain, producing anxiolytic effects more quickly and with fewer side effects than conventional treatments. Of course, it can be used by healthy people as well, so even if you are not depressed, you can use it when you are stressed to reduce anxiety and get a relaxing effect.

★ [Pleasant Sleep]

When we sleep, we alternate between shallow sleep called REM sleep and deep sleep called non-REM sleep. In REM sleep, the body is resting, but the brain is actively working. Since the brain is not resting, it is difficult to get rid of fatigue. CBD has the effect of blocking REM sleep, so when you take it, your REM sleep will be shorter and your non-REM sleep will be longer, making it easier to get rid of fatigue.

★ [Appetite Stimulant]

Studies have shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) binds to receptors in the hypothalamus of the brain and releases ghrelin, a hormone that makes us feel hungry. Therefore, studies have shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can be given to patients who have anorexia due to side effects such as cancer treatment, in order to increase their appetite and help them recover their strength.

★ [Antiemetic Effect]

Anti-cancer drugs often cause nausea as a side effect, which can also lead to loss of appetite. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can also be expected to suppress nausea, so it can be taken to reduce the side effects of anticancer drugs.