Marijuana is one of the safest drugs on earth, according to experts.
But how to make the most of this plant’s many health benefits without the use of any dangerous psychoactive drugs?
That’s exactly what researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University at Buffalo have discovered.
“When it comes to cannabis, the most important thing to know is that it’s an active ingredient, so it’s not a controlled substance,” said Dr. Daniel Breslauer, the University’s director of the University on Cannabinoid Research.
He told Newsweek that it would take a “fundamental shift” in thinking to legalize and regulate the drug.
“We need to start to see that cannabis is safe,” he said.
And as far as marijuana is concerned, there’s a whole lot more to this plant than just its medicinal value.
Breslamers group conducted an extensive study on how to use cannabis extracts to treat certain symptoms of anxiety and nausea.
“A cannabis extract is a very powerful and safe medication, so we think it’s time to start seeing that,” Breslen said.
“This is a much more interesting topic than just cannabis and it’s a more diverse subject than just marijuana.”
Dr. Mark Kleiman, the chief medical officer of the National Cannabis Industry Association, also believes cannabis is safer than its recreational equivalents.
“You can use a lot of cannabis extract.
It’s got the same properties, it’s very potent, and it has the same pharmacology as alcohol,” he told Newsweek.
“It’s a very potent product, but I think you’re going to see it more and more.”
In fact, Breslan said, the use and safety of cannabis has been on the rise in the past few years, especially with the advent of medical cannabis.
“With a lot more people using medical cannabis, I think we’ll see a huge increase in the number of studies, and I think the number will continue to grow,” he added.
“I think this will be a trend that we’ll be seeing more and so it will be the next wave of medical use.”
While there is a lot to like about cannabis, there are some negatives as well.
According to a recent report from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the drug is still illegal under federal law.
“Cannabis is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substance Act is a federal statute that is used to control illegal drugs,” Bleslauer said.
So while you’re able to purchase marijuana from the states and even buy it in bulk from a store, the DEA will continue keeping tabs on who’s getting the drug and what they’re doing with it.
And the government is not stopping there.
According a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. government is looking to regulate the cannabis industry as a whole, but they’re going after small and medium-sized businesses as well, including growers, dispensaries and individuals selling it online.
That means more people will be targeted by the government, including those in the medical marijuana industry.
The government is also planning to start cracking down on people selling marijuana online and making it illegal to purchase or possess it, a move that could have negative consequences for the industry.
“There are a lot things we’re trying to do to stop people from getting this,” Kleiman said.
It seems that we’re going into a new era of prohibition, where marijuana will be sold for recreational purposes and used for medicinal purposes only.
That is something we have to remember, Bleslamers told Newsweek, “It doesn’t make sense.”