The legality of Cannabis varies from country to country. In most countries of the world, it is illegal to be in possession of cannabis since the prohibition laws pass in the late 1930s.
Although a few countries have decriminalized the possession of smaller amounts of cannabis, it is still unlawful to grow or supply cannabis on a larger scale. Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize cannabis in 2013. Canada might also follow them if the law regarding the legalization of marijuana is passed in 2017. Toronto Defense Lawyers are actively defending the drug offenses under the Control Drugs and Substances Act.
Cannabis contains the chemical compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which is believed to be responsible for most of the characteristic psychoactive effects of cannabis. THC is beneficial for many reasons.
The most common use of THC is for pain relief. It binds to the receptors in the brains and helps alleviate pain.
Patients who suffer from PTSD, unfortunately, cannot easily forget painful memories. THC is useful in that regard as it helps impair memory and be therapeutic for such patients.
Since the 1980s, THC has been prescribed in the form of a pill for nausea and vomiting especially to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
THC stimulates appetite in everyone be it sick people or just healthy normal individuals. It can also help in weight gain for anorexic individuals.
A research done during the 1970s proves that THC is effective in improving breathing for patients suffering from Asthma.
Another important chemical in cannabis is CBD which is also very beneficial in the medical field.
CBD can be effective in treating acne. It acts as an effective sebostatic agent and inhibits lipid synthesis in the body.
CBD is also effective in stopping the development of Diabetes as it prevents the production of IL-12 by splenocytes.
patients suffer from anxiety and stress. CBD acts as an anti-anxiety agent and has a calming effect on the body.
patients can benefit from CBD too as it causes tiredness which eventually leads to slumber in these patient.
Medical Importance of Cannabis
According to study which took in account over 10, 000 studies on cannabis, the drug is quite helpful in the medicinal field. Not only does it offer effective treatment for chronic pain, it is also an important agent in treating other diseases like arthritis, anxiety, muscle spasms, inflammation and counteracting the side effects of chemotherapy.
Effect of Cannabis on Opined-related deaths
Cannabis has reportedly lowered the rate of opined related deaths as it has the ability to treat many diseases. The drop has reached about 33% and is quite eminent in states that have legalized cannabis.
Other Benefits of Legalizing Cannabis
Another major advantage of legalizing marijuana is that it will eradicate the crime from the illegal trade of marijuana. Instead, it will be legally traded and grown and will also earn income from the government like all other industries. There are many activists who wasn’t to cannabis getting legalized for this very reason.
Stop criminalizing the existing industry,” Emery, who co-owns a dispensary chain with her activist husband Marc Emery, said. “That’s what legalization is supposed to legalize: the growers and sellers who are peaceful and nonviolent.
Regulation of the Cannabis Industry
The hard truth is that even without its legalization, marijuana is still being sold. This unregulated trade of cannabis can cause potential harm to the health of the consumers. According to a survey, dispensaries in Canada have 9 times the accepted quantities of molds and yeast in the cannabis they sell.
This means that the marijuana sold in these places can contain anything from bacteria to moulds which are found in sewage waters.
By legalizing cannabis, authorities can keep check and balance on the quality of the drug being sold.
Although it has a very complex history, we cannot just turn the blind eye towards the uses of cannabis. Not only is it advantageous in the medicinal field, it is also beneficial against the opioid epidemic. 57% of the Americans are in favor of legalizing cannabis for medicinal use and some people are even up for legalizing it for recreational use. In the coming times, with increased demand on people and more advantages of cannabis coming to the surface, the legalization of this drug may just become a necessity.