Natural medicine has been a strong force for decades, and now the need for an all-natural green solution like CBD is not just strong – it’s legal and it’s popular and most of all, it works! CBDs and CBD products are getting the almighty big pharmaceutical companies shivering in their boots, and that’s proof enough that this is not just small community growth but an evolution in the health industry.
In this day where one can get a doctor referral for yoga, 12 Step meetings, and Reiki sessions, it’s getting easier and easier to convince those who would cringe at the sight of marijuana to try a CBD tincture, or even CBD nano-infused water. Here’s why.
Hard to treat ailments? Side effects? . . . Welcome to a solution.
Prescription drugs can work, but how often do they really get the job done? How many of them work but cause sometimes debilitating side effects, dependence, sometimes even addiction. Numerous studies and researches have shown that CBD can help even intractable, treatment-resistant medical problems. Customer reviews abound with gratitude over CBD oil effectiveness – sometimes with just 2 drops a day! Many of them say goodbye to their symptoms from multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting, and don’t even have to deal with side effects.
Dependence, abuse, addiction.
These harsh terms paint a grim vision for the patient who has just received a prescription for a pill that they hear about on the news daily. Opioid epidemics and prescription pills are killing more and more as many hard drug users began with a Vicodin a day after a small surgery and don’t know that the slope to real addiction can be oh so slippery. CBD, the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, and even THC, the marijuana component that gets people “high”, are just not addictive as pharmaceuticals and illicit street drugs are.
In face, new treatment centers are focusing on medical marijuana as a modality to treat those in addiction recovery. It’s psychological effects can be beneficial for those in harsh withdrawal in the first few weeks of treatment. In the first months and years of recovery, one can use medical marijuana to curb anxiety, impulsivity, and cravings – which are affects that, even when the drugs are gone, never go away for the sober person working on their recovery program.
Patients are allowed (even encouraged) to self medicate.
For the most part, most patients will not have dosage instructions on their CBD products. This is actually one of the best parts of green medicine! A user could relatively safely start with a recommended dosage, then ease their way into a dose that balances out their ailment. Big Pharma beware . . . people are going to really like that idea and the confidence it gives them as the patient is going to feel like he or she is a real working part of their treatment. Everyone’s body is different and so is their endocannabinoid system
CBDs are the beneficial component from the marijuana plant that does not produce a “high”, impairment, or similar euphoric mind-altering experiences. It’s another reason that it rarely develops into addiction. It’s safety profile all around is fairly safe as it is very easy on the liver and does not attack normal cells (as treatments like chemotherapy do). Driving, working, caregiving, all are not usually questioned activities under CBD treatment.
These are just some of the ways that CBD and THC are changing the whole health industry of the country. Medical cannabis, specifically CBD products, give patients a safe and effective alternative to conventional drugs and therapies. The pharmaceutical industry, long dominating the healthcare market, is also feeling the pressure of this inevitable change and is toughening its stance against medical cannabis.