Why do we believe in Medical Cannabis as a remedy for today, and tomorrow
We didn’t create it, that was a long time ago
The history of medicinal cannabis goes back to ancient times, thousands of years. What began as a traditional remedy in ancient civilizations has today evolved into a subject of rigorous scientific research and a source of hope for patients around the world. Often misunderstood, our humble objective here is to provide you with the journey through time of the fascinating evolution of the therapeutic use of cannabis and understand where we stand today.
Ancient Origins and Traditional Uses
Cannabis's medical use can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as China, Egypt, Greece, and India, to mention a few. Ancient physicians in many parts of the world mixed cannabis into medicines to treat pain and other ailments. These different cultures discovered its potential in alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and easing various ailments. Cannabis was valued for its therapeutic properties, leading to its incorporation into traditional medicine practices, as many archeologists and historians have discovered.
Prohibition and Rediscovery
In the early 20th century, we witnessed the criminalization of cannabis in many parts of the world. However, recent decriminalization policies and new scientific evidence have increased the interest in cannabis's therapeutic potential and paved the way for its medical potential. Researchers began investigating its compounds, particularly cannabinoids like THC and CBD. This quickly rekindled exploration laid the foundation for the modern medical cannabis movement that we can observe today around the world.
Emergence of Medical Cannabis Programs, in Switzerland both not only
In the late 20th century and early 21st century, several countries and states around the world started establishing medical cannabis programs. These initiatives aimed to provide patients with safe access to cannabis-based treatments for conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and more. We observe that these programs are usually paving the way to a broader approach in each country that it is applied. Scientific advancements, patient testimonials, and advocacy efforts are every day playing pivotal roles in shaping these programs and making them more and more applied.
Today’s Current Landscape: When Science Meets Medicine
Today, medical cannabis is not “just” an alternative treatment; it's a field of serious scientific inquiry. Rigorous research is uncovering the mechanisms through which cannabinoids interact with the human body's endocannabinoid system. Every day. clinical trials are evaluating the efficacy of cannabis-derived medicines, leading to approvals of cannabinoid-based drugs for conditions like epilepsy and chemotherapy-induced nausea, only to mention a few.
Our industry comes with its Challenges, but we will continue to focus on its Promises While we know medical cannabis has made significant strides, many challenges persist. Regulations, stigma, and access barriers hinder patients' ability to benefit from their potential in different parts of the world are still very present. However, as the medical community and policymakers around the world continue to recognize its value, the landscape is gradually changing, for a better tomorrow.
As we can see, medical cannabis's journey from ancient times to the modern era is a testament to human resilience and the pursuit of better healthcare solutions. As research expands and our understanding deepens, we're poised to unlock even more of the plant's therapeutic potential, providing relief and hope for countless individuals around the world.