While there’s been some thrilling research into the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids, we’ve yet to fully know the potential of these natural compounds on health as well as healing.
Documented use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic agent goes all the way back to 2,700 BC.
Research into the amazing benefits of cannabinoids has faced adversity as well as has been prevented from making serious breakthroughs. Back in the day, cannabinoids were recognized for their medical properties as well as considered a regular component in the country’s pharmacological industry. Regardless of protests by the American Medical Association, Congress passed a law to federally restrict the distribution of cannabinoids in 1937… In 1970, cannabis as well as some cannabinoids were classified as Schedule I substances under the Controlled Substances Act. This legal status is still enforced to this day and it severely hinders clinical research. Because of how cannabis is restricted under the Controlled Substances Act, researchers basically have to get through complex regulations before they can move forward with their research. They need to obtain registration from the US Drug Enforcement Administration as well as have the study approved by the Food as well as Drug Administration as well. When they are finally able to get all the regular approvals, researchers are forced to obtain all of their cannabinoid materials from the National Institute on drug Abuse, which grows a severely limited amount on a single plot of land at the University of Mississippi. The institute can refuse to supply researchers if they believe the study is lacking in scientific value. According to Popular Science, the institute has continually declined to work with researchers looking to prove the effectiveness of cannabinoids for all kinds of conditions or symptoms. Despite the many complications involved, medical research has revealed the potential as well as promise of cannabinoids. For those people suffering from pain, epilepsy, arthritis, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease as well as a long list of symptoms as well as conditions, there is truly hope for a better quality of life.