Given the social stigmas about pot, especially around people who enjoy cannabis recreationally, it’s hard to convince people that legalizing isn’t simply condoning an activity they’ve been taught to think of as deviant or unacceptable.
The increasingly well-funded and reputable research being conducted on the effects of cannabis on human physiognomy and psychology are making some incredible discoveries. One super-important discovery is that the health benefits of ingesting marijuana can be had without the psychotropic effects commonly known as feeling high. What this means is that people who have reservations about using cannabis due to stigmas surrounding the pleasurable effects of the drug can still stand to gain from its legalization. This is because legalization would allow the medical science about marijuana to develop natural medicines derived from cannabis plants.
Cannabis Oil History & Interesting Facts: According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, cannabis use for medicinal purposes dates back at least 3,000 years. It was introduced into Western medicine in the 1840s by W.B. O’Shaughnessy, a surgeon who learned of its medicinal properties while working in India for the British East Indies Co. It became useful because of its analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and anticonvulsant effects.
In 1937, the U.S. Treasury Department introduced the Marihuana Tax Act, which imposed a levy of $1 per ounce for medicinal use of cannabis and $100 per ounce for recreational use. This was opposed by physicians who were not required to pay a special tax for prescribing cannabis, use special order forms to obtain it and keep records detailing its professional use. The American Medical Association believed that evidence of cannabis’ harmful effects was limited and the act would prevent further research into its medicinal worth. By 1942, cannabis was removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia because of persistent concerns about its potential to cause harm. In 1951, Congress passed the Boggs Act, which included cannabis with narcotic drugs for the first time. In 1970, with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act, cannabis was classified as a Schedule I drug, giving it no accepted medicinal use. Under the Compassionate Use Investigational New Drug program, established in 1978, cannabis distribution was distributed to patients on a case-by-case basis, but this program ended in 1992. Now, it’s legal to obtain for medical usage in 25 states as well as the District of Columbia.
Today, one of the biggest breakthroughs in the medical science of pot has to do with the essential oils derived from cannabis leaves and flowers: cannabidiol, or cannabis oil. Most people know about other healthy oils like olive, peppermint, sesame, and pine, spreading awareness about the remarkably potent benefits of CBD oil, which puts the others to shame in terms of strength and range of benefits, may lead to people incorporating the daily use of cannabis oil into their lives. Using cannabis oil daily can produce a surprisingly wide arrange of positive reactions on your body’s health, immune system, and a number of other things.
Here are some of the benefits of using cannabis oil daily:
Anxiety and Stress: One of the most popular and well known uses of cannabis essential oil is as a relief for stress and anxiety. The natural compounds found in cannabis essential oil, including the famed THC, which is what gives cannabis the distinction of a drug in many countries, are very good for releasing pleasure hormones and relaxing the mind, reducing stress and inducing a sense of calm and relaxation.
Sleep Issues: For people who suffer from insomnia, constant anxiety during the nighttime hours, or simply struggle to get a sound, restful night of undisturbed sleep, cannabis essential oil works like a charm. By relaxing the body and mind, and inducing a lower energy level, it will be easier to get your heart rate down and clear your head before a long night of peaceful slumber.
Appetite Booster: It is well known that people who consume cannabis in other forms notice increased appetite, (munchies). Cannabis essential oil can help regulate your appetite and induce hunger, while also stimulating your digestive system to operate at a more regular level. This can help people who want to gain weight quickly, particularly after an extended illness or injury recovery.
Pain Reliever: Cannabis essential oil works as a great pain reliever, and is regularly suggested for people with inflammation, chronic pain, and even emergency pain relief. There is a very good reason why people who suffer from cancer often turn to cannabis-related options, including cannabis essential oil, when the pain of chemotherapy or the disease itself becomes unbearable.
Cancer Prevention: early reports have shown that the active ingredients in cannabis essential oil can have preventative effects on cancer, and can also cause reduction in tumor size, thereby making it easier to effectively beat cancer for those patients already suffering from that tragic disease.
Heart Health: The volatile oils in cannabis essential oil can also help to improve heart health by balancing out the negative oils in your system. It can stimulate antioxidant processes as well, scraping off excess cholesterol and maximizing the health of your cardiovascular system.
Skin Protection: The powerful components of cannabis essential oil are also used to protect the skin, and can be consumed both internally and applied externally to achieve this important side effect. It can stimulate the shedding of dead skin and faster re-growth of health, glowing skin. It also is known to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging, while also protecting against eczema and psoriasis.
Glaucoma: In terms of eye health, cannabis and cannabis essential oil have been linked to a reduction in glaucoma and a prevention of macular degeneration. Eye health is one of the major reasons why people turn to cannabis essential oil as they age.