Medical cannabis is currently legal in 24 states, that number is expected to increase as more and more individuals begin to recognize the many benefits it provides. Cannabis is a much more natural alternative to prescriptions drugs, being that it doesn’t bring on those nasty side effects like pills do. Considering how many studies as there are out there that prove how good the plant really is, it’s shocking that it’s still illegal in certain places. Patient X is a cancer survivor and believes it’s insane to not use medical cannabis. He is one of many individuals who did his research and discovered the many promising applications of the herb.
Offering new hopes
Patient X has been cancer-free for ten years and believes medical cannabis should be decriminalized on the Bermuda island where he resides. This cancer survivor did his research when the disease first proclaimed itself with a hematoma that practically left him ankle-deep in blood, which became part of his daily routine in no time.
It scared the life out of me, but I put on a brave face, carried on with life, and then plunged into internet research. I had mental problems for the first couple of years. That isn’t unusual; many cancer patients get depressed.
With help from the internet, Patient X found new hopes in cannabis as he began to teach himself about the plant. The promising health benefits were among his discoveries, along with specific drugs that are derived from the plant itself.
Unfortunately, the island has failed to welcome any major components of cannabis, particularly cannabidiol. Cannabidiol lacks the mind-altering qualities that are associated with cannabis. Patient X deems this lack of progress as insane.
Also known as CBD, cannabidiol has medical potentials that are capable of treating epilepsy and neurological complaints. On top of that, the extract currently shows hope in treating tumors and cancer applications. In December of 2014, Bermuda’s legislature approved three different pharmaceuticals that derive from cannabis, leaving the plant itself behind. As of now, cannabis is legal in 24 states in the US, which are subject to various
In December of 2014, Bermuda’s legislature approved three different pharmaceuticals that derive from cannabis, leaving the plant itself behind. As of now, cannabis is legal in 24 states in the US, which are subject to various restrictions. Ohio seems to have quite a few supporters that hope to be approved next.
Trouble in paradise
Bermuda’s policy, which Opposition MPs criticized as avoiding the real issue, was limited to nausea-treating Marinol, and Sativex, a drug that is used to treat neuropathic pain as well as other symptoms that are associated with multiple sclerosis. Cesamet, which also treats pain, was also approved. All three of the drugs come with their own
All three of the drugs come with their own side effects. The drugs Marinol and Sativex contain tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, and the same molecule that is developed in Cesament.
CBD happens to be the non-hallucinogenic ingredient in cannabis. Every state has made it absolutely, totally legal for medical purposes. But if I want to bring it into Bermuda, I have to go through a performance through my doctor and get it approved by the Government. I would like to continue with it here, and for me it makes sense to just get it completely cleared.
Six applications for CBD products were approved over a month ago, according to Michael Dunkley, the Premier of Bermuda. The 2014 Act contains provisions that permit other derivatives to be temporarily cleared by the minister, on the advice of the chief medical officer.
Patient X, who is now 60 and has no interest in recreational cannabis, claims he supports decriminalization. He currently has no cancer symptoms, however, he’s experienced a bit of panic after several years of no worries when his illness developed. When he turned to aggressive treatment in order to shrink his tumors, he was left feeling awful, which made him question Bermuda’s hesitancy to act faster on alternatives.
The CBD component is effective for all sorts of things; against skin lesions, even against aching joints. For something that has no drug properties not to be easily available here is insane. I’m not an expert, but I’m informed. I don’t see why we can’t make the move.
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