Views:8 Author:Golden Horizon Biologics Publish Time: 2016-09-21 Origin:Golden Horizon Biologics
Anxiety affects a lot of us. Recent studies put the stats at 1 in 10 likely to acquire the mental health condition at some stage in our lives. Many suffer in silence and some turn to prescription medications, which can be extremely helpful for some people, but not everyone gets on with them. There's call for alternative options for those struggling. But what many people don't realise is that a compound from marijuana could help some people manage their condition without powerful medication.
It seems like everyone has an opinion on the plant that in its most natural state is still considered a Class B drug in the UK. Possession carries up to 5 years in prison. And if you're caught dealing, you could face up to 14 years behind bars.
Cannabis is still a Class B drug in the UK
Aside from using it to get high though, many people with chronic illnesses have discovered cannabis may also have some pretty impressive medical properties, from reducing nausea and vomiting for those undergoing chemotherapy and for treating chronic pain and muscle spasms. Today the All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform says there is clear evidence marijuana can have a therapeutic role for some conditions, but the Home Office states they are no plans to legalise the drug just yet. In the UK, there's only one type of cannabis that is currently legally prescribed. It's called Sativex and is used for the treatment of MS-related spasticity.