The End of Cannabis Prohibition
It seems that the end of cannabis prohibition is on the horizon. Thanks to recent scientific findings about the benefits of cannabis, its medicinal uses are hard to ignore. Now, science is finally helping to disentangle misguided lawmaking that has kept this plant illegal for so long.
Cannabis has been used therapeutically for centuries, but it was only recently that scientists could study it in detail because of its illegal status. However, now that more states are legalizing cannabis, we are starting to see just how valuable it can be.
Here’s why the end of cannabis prohibition is a good thing and why many support it.
The Potential Benefits of Cannabis
Cannabis may be effective in treating a wide variety of medical conditions. From chronic pain to mental health disorders, cannabis seems to be a miracle drug for many people.
Here are a few potential benefits of cannabis:
Appetite stimulation: Increased appetite in people with conditions that cause them to lose hunger, such as cancer or HIV/AIDS.
Analgesic effects: Potential pain-relieving properties beneficial for people who suffer from chronic pain conditions.
Anti-inflammatory effects: Reduced inflammation for people with Crohn’s disease or arthritis.
Anxiety relief: Many people enjoy cannabis for its stress-relieving properties. It may be helpful for those with social anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
As we continue to discover the potential benefits of cannabis, it is becoming clear that its prohibition was never based on science or logic. It is time for the law to catch up with the science and finally allow people to access this helpful plant.
So far, most U.S. states have legalized cannabis in some form or another. This has made an enormous difference in people’s lives who need access to this plant for medicinal purposes.
Thanks to state-level legalization, over 70 million Americans now reside in jurisdictions where anyone over the age of 21 may possess cannabis legally. This is a massive step toward making this plant accessible to those who need it and removing the stigma attached to it for so long.
Voters overwhelmingly support these policy changes. A 2017 Quinnipiac University poll shows that 59% of Americans support full marijuana legalization. With such strong support, it is only a matter of time before cannabis prohibition is over.
The Future of Cannabis Prohibition
The end of cannabis prohibition is a good thing for both patients and the general population. With more research, we are sure to discover even more potential benefits of this plant. As public opinion continues to shift in favor of legalization, it is only a matter of time before this plant is entirely legal.
We are finally starting to see the truth about cannabis, thanks to science. It is time for the law to reflect the scientific evidence and opinions of the people who need it most.
Once cannabis is completely legal, we will be able to create better and more effective products. This will help to improve the lives of even more people who can benefit from this plant.
Polling: Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers