United States  

“America's speediest news portal”
One News Page
> >

It's Official - Medical Cannabis Cannot Harm You

One News Page Staff Thursday, 4 January 2018
It's Official - Medical Cannabis Cannot Harm Youby

Of all of the so-called ‘illicit’ or ‘recreational’ drugs available and circulating today, cannabis has long since been the black sheep for many people. It’s considered largely the easiest illegal high to purchase despite its notoriety across several countries worldwide – and unlike other more harmful and arguably addictive substances available on the streets, dope also carries a considerable number of reported health benefits. It’s been widely reported that medicinal marijuana can help to ease anxiety, tension, and even lower physical pain – however, for the longest time, anti-drugs campaigners have been keen to point out that regular use of cannabis can be just as detrimental to your health as some of the more infamous substances around. The World Health Organisation, however, argues against this – and in a landmark move which will no doubt be of very welcome news to millions of people worldwide, they have officially recognized medicinal marijuana as completely safe to take as prescribed.

The element that the WHO has effectively rendered safe is one of cannabis’ most controversial building blocks – CBD – which is the relaxant element in medicinal weed. The WHO has made the decision to assert that CBD should no longer be considered detrimental to long-term health or even addictive following years of study and speculative talk. “WHO has in recent years gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components,” states the organisation’s landmark report. ”Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions.”

Smokers aren’t completely out of the woods yet, however, and while this decision is incredibly important for anyone suffering from conditions and whom may benefit from CBD, the WHO are yet to complete a full report on cannabis in general. It is the psychoactive element of cannabis – THC – that continues to raise concerns, and it is this which will likely fall under further scrutiny in the years to come. Cannabis is widely illegal across the world though is considered the least harmful of those which have received such a classification. While those campaigning against weed may argue that it could be a gateway drug to harder use, those for legalization have been known to argue that cannabis is far less detrimental to human health than legal substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and even sugar.

14
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

PreveCeutical Medical signs non-disclosure agreement with leading drug delivery device manufacturer

Health sciences specialist PreveCeutical Medical Inc (CSE: PREV, OTCQB: PRVCF) says it has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with a globally recognized,...
Proactive Investors - Business

CROP Infrastructure enters California cannabis market with Humboldt deal

CROP Infrastructure (CNSX:CROP) announced a deal, which takes it into California - the largest cannabis market in the world. On Wednesday, the Canada listed...
Proactive Investors - Business

Redfund announces new client: beverage dosing CBD Zone

News from Redfund Capital Corporation (CSE:COPR, OTC:PNNRF, Frankfurt:O3X4) (the “Company”) today as it annouced a new client, CBD ZONE LLC (“CBD”)...
Proactive Investors - Business

PHOTOS: What you missed at the High Times cannabis event at Cal Expo

Cannabis enthusiasts gathered at Cal Expo for the Cannabis Cup Central Valley event, presented by High Times magazine on May 4 and 5. It marked the first time...
bizjournals - Business

You Might Like


Tweets about this


Other recent news in Health

Severe allergic reactions in surgery 'caused by ANTIBIOTICS'Activists Demand More Affordable INSULIN

Recent related videos

News video: ‘Bring Your Own Cannabis’ Yoga Sessions Is a Thing

▶ ‘Bring Your Own Cannabis’ Yoga Sessions Is a Thing 01:01

Leave it to LA to come up with a “bring your own cannabis” yoga sessions. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.
Source: Buzz60 -

News video: Cannabis for children with autism

▶ Cannabis for children with autism 01:46

Valley mothers want medical marijuana legalized for children with autism
Source: ABC15 Arizona -

News video: Cannabis Cup in California Draws Big Names, Droves of Pot Enthusiasts

▶ Cannabis Cup in California Draws Big Names, Droves of Pot Enthusiasts 01:34

Event organizers say the 2018 Cannabis Cup at Cal Expo is the first, state-licensed recreational cannabis event in the country.
Source: KTXL -

News video: Marijuana Dispensary Opens on Fifth Avenue in New York City

▶ Marijuana Dispensary Opens on Fifth Avenue in New York City 00:41

MedMen, a company that operates a chain of marijuana dispensaries, has opened a store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The store officially opened on April 20 — the holiday for marijuana consumers...
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Cannabis Infused Mascara Promises to Make Your Lashes Long, Not High

▶ Cannabis Infused Mascara Promises to Make Your Lashes Long, Not High 00:46

A new mascara infused with cannabis oil promises only to make your lashes high. Buzz60's TC Newman has more.
Source: Buzz60 -

News video: U.S. Marijuana Friends And Foes Cautious

▶ U.S. Marijuana Friends And Foes Cautious 00:49

(Reuters) - Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution on Saturday to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states where the drug is permitted would be shielded..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Second Cup To Reno Stores Into Pot Dispensaries

▶ Second Cup To Reno Stores Into Pot Dispensaries 01:04

The Canadian coffee chain is partnering with medical cannabis operator National Access Cannabis to turn some western coffee shops into cannabis lounges.
Source: HuffPost Canada -

News video: Candidate Cynthia Nixon Wants To Legalize Marijuana

▶ Candidate Cynthia Nixon Wants To Legalize Marijuana 00:39

Cynthia Nixon has made legalizing marijuana a major part of her campaign for New York governor. The former "Sex and the City" star is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming state election. "I..
Source: Wochit News -

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+