Why do people use Cannabis? How do they use it? Is there more to it than getting high?
Learn how the world today is dealing with this revaloutionary. Our CannaCurious™ blog is the answer to these questions and more.
What does it mean to be CannaCurious? Why are more people getting involved with cannabis in 2018? With the legalization of medical Cannabis we are entering a new era with a new generation of CannaCurious people who are interested in understanding the full benefits of this magic plant. Cannabis is not only for medicinal and recreational purposes. It is also a business and an investment opportunity. We wanted to dedicate our very first blog to trying to explain what exactly it means to be CannaCurious. Of course, a lot has been written about cannabis, especially since decriminalization and legalization in North America. Despite what has already been written more remains to be explored on this topic. In this and future blogs we will explore the themes of cannabis use, the changing regulatory environment, and developments with cannabis products and technologies.
Modern History of Medical Cannabis: From Widespread Use to Prohibitionism and Back
In the 1840’s French psychiatrist Jacques-Joseph Moreau observed and noted some of the psychoactive effects of cannabis, but also deduced from his research some of the potentials of cannabis to calm his patients, aid with sleep, suppress headaches, and increase appetite. The authors call the second part of the 19th century as the Golden Age of cannabis in medicine, with an increase in studies and research in the United States and Europe and over 100 scientific publications in that period fo time, as well as commercial use by several pharmaceutical laboratories around the world. This was also when cannabis and hashish use for recreational purposes has started to become popular, and first concerns around the world arose around legislating and limiting hashish use and trade.
Cannabis Epidemiology: A Selective Review
How many people in the world smoke cannabis? The UN estimates there is somewhere between 128 and 232 million people in the world who have tried cannabis on at least one occasion. That’s somewhere between 2.7% and 4.9% of the world population. The authors also point out that there is currently no global data on how many people have tried cannabis purely for medicinal purposes or as prescribed by a physician, but data in the United States suggests that one in roughly 7-8 cannabis users has used marijuana medicinally. The authors also point to an increased use in the last several decades of resin-based cannabis products as well as synthetic cannabinoids.