Mexico legalizes marijuana to fight drug trafficking

Mexico Legalizes Marijuana to Fight Drug Trafficking

The elected president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is considering the possibility of legalizing drugs in order to fight violence in the country. This was stated by Olga Sánchez Cordero, who will occupy the post of Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, reports the electronic version of the newspaper Milenio.

“When we had a meeting about the restructuring of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he [the elected president] was well aware of all my press conferences and, above all, about my published articles on the decriminalization of drugs.

He told me literally: “Carte blanche, everything that may be necessary, everything that may be necessary to achieve peace in the country, we will start a debate,” said Cordero in an interview.

Sanchez Cordero added that Lopez Obrador admitted that Mexico is immersed in violence, to which the state is currently powerless.

These new regulations consider the following:

  • Give the right to grow and sell marijuana to licensed companies, which in this case will be prohibited from hiring minors
  • To give individuals the right to grow marijuana, for personal use but with some limitations
  • Allow marijuana use in the same public places as tobacco smoking
  • Outlaw the sale of marijuana to a minor

Although this substance is permitted for recreational use in ten states of the United States and the District of Columbia, Mexico still remains the main supplier of illegal marijuana to the North American market. Drug cartels are constantly struggling to control the shipping routes and markets for this and other drugs.

Legalization of marijuana is considered by the new government as a way to mitigate the criminal situation in a country torn by wars between drug trafficking groups.

This issue is related to the legalization of medical marijuana, but also for tourists. Enrique de La Madrid, the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico says that cannabis should be partially legalized at tourist resorts. It has caused another round of discussions about the need to legalize cannabis in the country.

In June 2017, Mexico approved the use of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes for local residents but retained a ban on the use and cultivation of cannabis for personal use. The implementation of pure marijuana will continue to remain outside the law. For now, according to TicToc Bloomberg, Mexico is considering legalizing marijuana in an effort to bring in $100 million in sales and curb violence.

In many other countries, people can use marijuana for medical use and grow plants at home. In particular, marijuana is partially legal in 30 countries of the world, and in 14 countries marijuana is used in medicine. Partial legalization means that the inhabitants of these countries can grow and store a small quantity of hemp.

There are two countries where marijuana is fully legalized, Canada and Uruguay. Partly legalized in the USA, and various Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and so on. However, the UK, Europe, Asia, and even Russia are also thinking about its legalization for medical purposes.

How Cannabidiol (CBD) Works for Treating Anxiety

How Cannabidiol (CBD) Works for Treating Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety then maybe CBD can help you treat these stress responses. Cannabidiol has been shown to reduce the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in this 2011 study.

In 2016, CBD was Googled more than THC and has been growing since. In a recent survey, Quartz asked 2,000 Americans about their use and perceptions of CBD. While 86% of people surveyed had heard of CBD, only less than 20% had tried it, and less than 7% admitted to using it regularly.

Why People Are Taking CBD

Of those surveyed by Quartz, 22% said they used CBD socially, 55% of those who tried CBD said they ‘used it to relax’ and another 50% said they were looking for stress and anxiety relief. See Chart below:

The Reasons US Adults Say They Tried CBD Cannabidol

Anxiety-Related disorders affect 18% of adults in the United States age 18 and older. Pharmaceutical companies answer to anxiety is SSRIs (Prozac and Zoloft) and tranquilizers (Valium and Xanax).

If you are prescribed one of the numerous drugs to treat anxiety like one of the many selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) with little success, then it might be time to give Cannabis and more specifically Cannabidiol or CBD a shot.

There is a large subset of people suffering from anxiety that see no relief from these drugs, can’t handle the side effects, or do not want to take due to these drugs highly addictive nature. In recent years, CBD has shown evidence that it has a powerful impact on anti-anxiety properties.

Cannabidiol appears to be well tolerated by users and safe to use making CBD an alternative to other drugs used to treat anxiety and depression.

CBD May Be Beneficial in Treating These Anxiety-Related Disorders

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Mild to moderate depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

How Does CBD Work?

While most research currently on CBD is preclinical and based on animal studies, CBD exerts several actions in the brain that may explain why it could be useful in treating anxiety.

5-HT1A is a subtype of the serotonin receptor. It matters because anxiety and depression are treated with SSRIs like Prozac or Zoloft. These serotonin reuptake inhibitors work by blocking reabsorption of serotonin in the brain, which increases the availability of serotonin in the synaptic space.

CBD can reduce anxiety and boost mood in certain cases by helping the brain to transmit more serotonin signals. However, this is not fully understood about why.

CBD may act similar to SSRIs by boosting signaling through serotonin receptors. Spanish researchers found that CBD enhances 5-HT1A transmission in this 2016 study.

They published that “Our results demonstrate that CBD exerts fast and maintained antidepressant-like effects as evidenced by the reversal of the OBX-induced hyperactivity and anhedonia.”

Their findings indicate that CBD could represent a novel fast antidepressant drug by enhancing both serotonergic and glutamate cortical signaling through a 5-HT1A receptor.

How Does CBD Help Reduce Anxiety?

Patients afflicted with generalized social anxiety reported a significant decrease in anxiety that was supported by brain scans showing blood flow in the brain in patterns consistent with the anti-anxiety effect. This study 2011 study also showed reduced ECD uptake in the left parahippocampal gyrus, hippocampus, and inferior temporal gyrus.

“This suggests that CBD reduces anxiety in SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and that this is related to its effects on activity in limbic and paralimbic brain areas.” – Department of Neuroscience and Behavior, School fo Medicine of Ribeirao, University of San Paulo

Should I Use CBD to Treat Anxiety?

While human studies are starting to validate CBD’s efficacy as an anti-anxiety treatment more research is needed to examine the long-term effects of CBD.

CBD has so much potential due to its demonstrated efficacy and highly favorable safety profile, especially when compared to currently available anti-anxiety drugs, which make it a safe addition if not replacement to currently available pharmaceuticals.

Marijuana & Hemp: Products that can be made from these Cannabis Plants

Products that can be made from Hemp & Marijuana

We have talked already about the positive impact of medical marijuana in healthcare. But, did you know that hemp is used in so many different ways?

In recent time, the Internet is full of posts on how you can effectively use marijuana in food, cosmetics, clothing, and so on. We would like to highlight just some areas/products where marijuana is a core ingredient.

Difference Between Marijuana & Hemp

Marijuana and hemp are completely different in its function, cultivation, and use. Hemp is used in a variety of other applications that marijuana isn’t used in like, dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. There are over 25,000 uses for hemp and this 2018 study, Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity.

Check out this video by Charlotte’s Web CBD that clarifies some common points of confusion between hemp and marijuana.

Other Uses for this Cannabis Plant Family

Makeup

Hemp is a natural ingredient, and as you can use it in cosmetics, beauty products that include hemp are natural to make up products. It is because of the high content of vitamin A, C, and E that hemp oil includes. Hemp is also rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. Thanks to these nutrients, hemp provides a number of benefits for our skin. Hemp oil can reduce wrinkles, slow down aging, and also clean pores. And, we highlighted just some of its benefits.

Shampoo

Again, hemp oil with a high content of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is effective for nourishing hair. As it is rich in vitamin E, hemp prevents hair loss by stimulating capillaries to improve blood flow.

Jeans

Thanks to hemp, you can get the most wearable jeans in the world, and no need to pay a lot of money. Imagine jeans that would be so durable that you could wear them for years. These ‘hemp jeans’ would not only become more comfortable with every wash, but they would also be waterproof and would not absorb odors. Recently, some large clothing manufacturers, like Patagonia, have released lines of clothing from hemp.

Sneakers

Hemp can be used in the production of sneakers thanks to durable hemp fiber, which is an ideal material for sneakers. Hemp sneakers are comfortable, ‘breathable’, even when the temperature rises.

Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the food products, where hemp seeds can be used. In Amsterdam, for example, you definitely can find marijuana chocolates. And, these chocolates are not only tasty but actually healthy.

Fuel

Depending on the processing of hemp, you can produce two different types of fuel – biodiesel hemp fuel and hemp ethanol/methanol.
Hemp is the most economical and environmentally friendly raw material for fuel.

Construction

Cosmetic concrete (a mixture of lime, hemp, and water) makes hemp stabile and costless material, at the same time provides better insulation and reduces construction costs, since it is made from the waste of cinder production. See this National Geographic video about building a house with hemp. In addition to the costs, this is also a building material with a negative carbon footprint.

Paper

Hemp is used for most paper products, and it is one of the best raw material for paper. Given that only 30% of the tree has fiber, and the remaining 70% must be removed in order to produce paper.

Paint

Following the usage of hemp in paper production, hemp seed oil is an excellent option for painting porous surfaces such as raw wood. It is quickly absorbed into the surface; hemp oil creates a durable coating. Thanks to hemp, it dries quickly, making it ideal for paints and varnishes.

And, this is not the full list of how we can use hemp in different ways. So, but only medicine, but construction, food, fashion, and even art needs hemp!

What does THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) Do?

What does THCV Do?

THCV is a cannabinoid just like THC and CBD. THCV is also psychoactive but different from tetrahydrocannabinol. Tetrahydrocannabivarin is predominately found in Cannabis Sativa and it is known to produce motivated alertness and energized feelings of euphoria.

Quick Facts about THCV

  • It is an appetite suppressant.
  • It may delay Parkinson’s Disease progression.
  • It may help with Alzheimer’s
  • It has been shown to reduce anxiety and panic attacks.

Effects and Benefits of THCV

Research has shown that THCV can be effective in the treatment of a variety of symptoms such as PTSD, Parkinson’s Disease, Seizures, and Alzheimer’s.

THCV for Parkinson’s Disease

A 2011 study showed that “THCV has a promising pharmacological profile for delaying disease progression in Parkinson’s Disease…” by its ability to activate the CB2 receptor while blocking the CB1 receptor.

THCV for Inflammation and Pain

A 2010 study, in the British Pharmacological Society, showed that THCV “can activate CB2 receptors in vitro and decrease signs of inflammation and inflammatory pain in mice partly via CB1 and/or CB2 receptor activation.

Cannabis Strains High in THCV | Where to find them

THCV is more often than not found in different cannabis that is sativa dominant. If you are looking for high THCV products then you are going to want to look at the Landrace strains from Africa. Strains from Africa will generally have a higher-THCV amount.

  • Durban Poison
  • Cherry Pie
  • Doug’s Varin
  • Pineapple Purps
  • Power Plant
  • Willie Nelson
  • Red Congolese
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Durban Cheese
  • Skunk No 1

What Does Tetrahydrocannabivarin Do?

Tetrahydrocannabivarin has a number of effects that may benefit people with the following health conditions:

  • Anxiety & PTSD
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Parkinsons
  • Obesity

Since most growers focused on cultivating strain high in THC and CBD. It has taken longer to realize the therapeutic benefits of Tetrahydrocannabivarin, so many growers didn’t focus on THCV. This swing is currently happening with strains coming in with up to 24% THCV level.

Thailand is the first in SE Asia to legalize medical marijuana

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana

On December 25, at a special session, the Thai Parliament passed a law authorizing the production, use, and storage of marijuana for medical purposes.

Thai law, if signed by the king, will make the kingdom the first country in Southeast Asia, where the use of cannabis for pain relief and for other medical purposes will be completely legal.

Medical marijuana has been used in the country since the 1930s. But at the same time, tough anti-drug legislation was in effect in the country at the end of the 70s. Recreational use and sale of marijuana in Thailand, as in all countries of Southeast Asia, is prohibited and punished by long prison terms, as well as the importation of drugs into the country. This rule will continue to operate further: relief will affect only drugs prescribed by the doctor. The head of the parliamentary committee on legislation, Somchay Savangkarn, explained in an interview with national television that the adopted law is “a New Year’s gift from parliament to the government and the entire Thai people.”

Thai activists insist that legalization be continued and recreational use of marijuana also be unpunished. But the parliament has not yet considered such a law.

Medical marijuana is legal in many countries around the world. The sale of cannabis for recreational purposes at the federal level is still allowed only in Uruguay and Canada. However, more countries conduct marches for the legalization of marijuana, and 4-20 date became a Global Marijuana March.

Marches for the Legalization of Marijuana in Different Countries: When Do They Start?

March for the Legalization of Marijuana

If in the past we could witness demonstrations against marijuana, or at least we didn’t support the movement for legalization of marijuana. Today marches for marijuana became something common. Even trendy, some supporters wear clothing or accessories with cannabis, and one of them is Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who wear socks with cannabis.

Back to demonstrations for the legalization of marijuana. When has it all started?

Marijuana ‘For’ movement has started with a “hipster” era, but the main reason is different medical researches that claim marijuana has a positive effect on health in the right amounts and replaces various medical treatments like pain relief pills or so. The main advantage of marijuana – it is a natural plant.

Marches for the legalization of marijuana spread in 2011. During this year, crowded demonstrations were held in various parts of the world as part of the annual global Global Marijuana March. These demonstrations have been taking place all over the world for many years at the beginning of May. However, in some countries like Russia, the marches were not approved by the government.

In Western Europe, marijuana comes mainly from Morocco and the countries of South-West Asia. However, the Europeans themselves are engaged in its cultivation. In Germany, in 2008 was discovered over 500 sites of illicit cultivation of cannabis, including in small greenhouses. In Eastern Europe, according to experts of the International Narcotics Control Board Commission (https://www.incb.org/), cannabis is not as popular.

In Germany, the demonstrations for the legalization of marijuana took place in 21, back 2011 year. Following different demonstrations with the same slogans in Austria and Switzerland. The Europeans supported the traditional campaign for marijuana “Global March for Marijuana”. During these marches, the participants have carried the banners “Health instead of criminal prosecution” and “Legalization is in the air”. It is evident that these marches are becoming mainstream, and represent the opinion of the modern generation in relation to marijuana use.

Even despite Canada was first in the western world which legalized marijuana, its supporters still not satisfied. According to Globalnews.ca, 4-20, has marked as the international day to protest against marijuana prohibition. However, Jennawae Mclean, of local headshop 420 Kingston, says these changes are not what they wanted.

“The Liberals have lied to us. This is not legalization, this is de-criminalization to a point and criminalization after that,” Mclean said. “This will not be the last 4-20, there will always be 4-20 protests as long as the legalization is not correct,” she added.

Seems like everything becomes serious, and Global Marijuana March is not going to disappear in the nearest future. It is evident that not only medical researches but people and consumers are demanding legalization of cannabis. Global Marijuana March is more a march for freedom. Does it mean that marijuana is a new symbol of liberalization? I think the answer is closer to ‘Yes’.

Sativa vs Indica: The Difference

Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica: What's the Difference

Cannabis both C. Sativa and C. Indica have been cultivated throughout all of recorded history. It has been used as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation, religious and spiritual moods, and medicine. There are five chemotaxonomic types of Cannabis.

  • High levels of THC
  • More fibrous and has higher levels of CBD
  • Intermediate between the two
  • High levels of cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabis almost without Cannabinoids

Cannabis strains with relatively high CBD: THC ratios are less likely to induce anxiety and vice-versa.

What is Indica Cannabis?

Indica is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae family that originates from the Indian subcontinent. It is a presumed species of Cannabis. On average Cannabis Indica has a higher level of THC compared to CBD, whereas Cannabis Sativa has a lower level of THC to CBD. Indica plants tend to grow shorter and bushier and have wide, short leaves with short wide blades and the buds tend to be wide, dense, and bulky.

Indica is well known for its sedative effects which many people prefer for night time use. Indica possesses a more calming, soothing, and numbing experience. Many users of Indica do so for relaxation of stress and pain relief.

Top 5 Medical Uses for Indica Marijuana Strains

Effect #1 – Promotes Sleep

Cannabis Indica has long been used to promote sleep. This 2018 study showed that cannabis flower In 2018, a Swiss academic journalMedicines, claimed that cannabis flower was correlated with “significant improvements in perceived insomnia with differential effectiveness and side effect profiles.” While Cannabis Sativa plants were associated with more negative side effects than flower from C. indica or hybrid plant subtypes.

Effect #2 – Relieves Stress and Anxiety

Cannabis with high-CBD is preferred over cannabis that is high in THC when it comes to anxiety relief. Since C. indica is more prevalent in indica weed than it is with sativa.

This is probably due to the fact that CBD, “reduces the effects of THC on several behavioral functions.” It is also known to “Reduce anxiety and improve the sensation of well being by a high THC dose.”

Effect #3 – Relaxes Muscles

Northern Lights - C. Indica

Photo: Northern Lights

It is common knowledge that C. Indica has been used as muscle relaxers. There are many strains that provide the best medical indica effects for spasticity are Northern LightsRomulanNine-Pound HammerPlatinum KushCritical Kush, and Vanilla Kush, all of which are indicas.

Effect #4 – Reduces Seizures

A 2019 study, showed that long-term add-on CBD treatment had an acceptable safety profile,” in several randomized controlled and open-label trials have studied the effects of Epidiolex, a 99% pure oral CBD extract on patients with refractory epilepsy. This led to FDA approval of Epidiolx into schedule V of the controlled substances act (CSA).

Indica contains more CBD on average than C. Sativa and per the study above it makes sense that marijuana Indica would have an effect on seizures.

Effect #5 – Decreases Inflammation and Pain

The therapeutic effects of indica were used to help reduce pain and inflammation. Indica-dominant varieties contain full-spectrum CBD and are the cause of minimizing inflammation.

What is Cannabis Sativa?

Jack Herer - Sativa Strain

Photo: World Famous Jack Herer Sativa

Cannabis Sativa is an annual plant that originates from eastern Asia but is grown all over the world now. The word “Sativa” means things that are cultivated.

Medical Effects of Sativa Strains

Sativas are known to increase mental acuity and energetic qualities that you want to smoke while out on social gatherings or if you need to be productive. C. Sativa tends to be more stimulating and is known to be more effective in treating the following symptoms.

Some of the most popular c. sativa brands are Jack Herer (55% Sativa|15-24% THC | CBD 1-2%), Durban Poison(100% Sativa | THC up to 24%), Hawaiian Snow (80% Sativa | THC up to 24%), Moby Dick (75% Sativa | THC up to 27%), and Amnesia Haze (70% Sativa | THC up to 24%)

Effect #1 – Migraines

Migraine suffers tend to have decreased levels of anandamide, fatty acid neurotransmitters, a condition known as Clinical Endo-cannabinoid Deficiency (CECD), found in recent research of the endo-cannabinoid system.

Migraines have been linked to genetics and inflammation in specific areas of the brain and high serotonin levels, and THC minimizes the release of serotonin from blood cells, both indicating that cannabis compounds may play a role in regulating serotonin levels in migraine patients.

Effect #2 – Chronic Pain

The use of Cannabis for pain goes back to the ancient Chinese in around 2900 B.C. Around one in five Americans who suffer from chronic pain are turning to cannabis as an alternative to opioids. THC and CBD in cannabis are both known to elicit analgesic effects, especially when used together.

In a 2015 review of 28 randomized clinical trials, several of these trials had positive results, suggesting that marijuana or cannabinoids may be efficacious for these indications.

Effect #3 – Nausea

THC reduces vomiting by binding to cannabinoid CB1 receptors while CBD interacts with serotonin receptors. The combination of THC and CBD can sometimes relieve nausea more effectively than prescription pharmaceuticals.

Why are sativa and indica highs different?

The difference is probably due to the difference in the cannabinoids that play a huge role in the effects of cannabis through interaction with the endo-cannabinoid system in the human body. It comes down to the different rations of cannabinoids and terpenes.

C. Sativa typically has a higher THC to CBD ratio than C. Indica. While the Tetrahydrocannabinol is known for having psychoactive effects that are associated with the ‘high’ of marijuana.

Is CBD an Indica or Sativa?

Hawaiian Snow - Cannabis Sativa Strain

CBD is a cannabinoid that has a very little psychoactive effect and can be found in sativa, indica, and hybrid cannabis strains of cannabis. Research shows that CBD benefits include an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent.

Cannabidiol is a potential medicine for the treatment of neuro-inflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Which has more CBD C. Indica or C. Sativa?

The buds of indica strains tend to be wide, dense and bulky, while sativa strains are likely to be long, sausage-shaped flowers. On average, Cannabis indica has higher levels of THC compared to CBD, whereas Cannabis sativa has lower levels of THC to CBD. However, huge variability exists within either species.

Why do you laugh when you high?

Secondly, marijuana use stimulates the production and release of both dopamine and endorphins in the brain — and since both of these neurotransmitters work to make us feel happy, content, and rewarded when released into our bodies, getting stoned puts us in the mood to laugh more than normal.

What is THCV good for?

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a cannabinoid that holds potentially potent psychoactive effects, along with a host of medicinal benefits. THCV holds appetite suppressing effects, which make it a possible weight loss supplement and potentially beneficial to diabetics by aiding in the regulation of blood sugar levels.

Is Hash Indica or Sativa?

Hash is about as pure a concentration of THC that you can get. It is at least 40% THC as compared to the potency of the buds that range between 10% and 20%.

What is the strongest Cannabis strains on the market?

The Strongest Cannabis Indica

According to High Times 2017 article the Strongest Strains on Earth, the strongest strain was the Godfather OG with a THC potency of 34.04 from CHR LA Private Reserve.

The Strongest Cannabis Sativa

In the same contest, T.C.’s Durban Cookies, a medical sativa strain ranked number seventh overall but number one for C. Sativa with a THC potency of 29.56.

Legalization of medical marijuana reduces opioid use

Medical marijuana reduces the number of prescribed doses of opioid drugs, according to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research was made by American scientists who conducted a correlation between the change in the legal status of marijuana in the US states from 2010 to 2015 and the number of doses of hydrocodone and morphine prescribed.

In the past years, American doctors have prescribed more drugs containing opioids to relieve the pain, and this led to high analgesic and other side effects. Opioids are also lead to a strong dependence, an increase in mortality from overdose and other causes. The main benefit of cannabis is its natural consistency. It is a natural plant, so why we still buy pills made by pharmaceutics and drug stores while researches show that cannabis can effectively replace it?

However, one of the best ways to control the official turnover of opioid drugs is the use of medical marijuana. In accordance with US federal law, trafficking in marijuana is prohibited but is regulated at the state level. Today, the use of marijuana for medical purposes is permitted in 25 states (in several of them also recreational).

Scientists have found that the legal status of marijuana significantly reduced the number of Morpheus and opioids use. In states where marijuana can only be obtained by prescription in special institutions, the number of doses of opioid drugs decreased by 3.7 million, and in those states where citizens are allowed to grow cannabis only at home at 1.8 million.

The research at the University of Georgia, led by Grace Adams, analyzed data on the number of opioid drugs prescribed by doctors from 2010 to 2015. This research was conducted in order to test how cannabis’s legal status affects opioid use by patients.

Cannabis consists of Vicodin (pain killer) Xanax (sedative), and unlike opioids, cannabis is a natural plant. Numerous studies have found that marijuana is an effective painkiller. Especially when it comes to chronic pain. At the same time, it does not have such side effects as traditional medicine. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44 Americans die every day from painkillers overdose. Not everyone treats anxiety and concern with medication, but still, such people are full. Many of them could refuse traditional drugs with a sedative effect of cannabis.

Also, cannabis can treat opioid dependence. In the states where the use of cannabis for medical purposes is allowed, doctors annually prescribe an average of 1,826 daily doses of painkillers less than in other regions of the United States. Marijuana replaces prescription pain relievers, in particular from a number of opioids. The risk of overdosing with drugs containing opioids is significantly reduced. As for the sedative effects of marijuana, the impact of the effects is somewhat lower – cannabis use reduces the use of medicines doses each year.

Luxembourg Will Allow Recreational Cannabis

In the nearest future, three political forces will form the ruling coalition in Luxembourg. They are the Liberal Democratic Party, the Luxembourg Social Workers Party, and the Greens Party. The representatives of these parties agreed on steps to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes. And this includes making legal the production, acquisition, storage, and use of marijuana by adults to relieve stress.

Marijuana smokers claim that it helps relieve pain and suppress nausea – the two main side effects of chemotherapy in cancer cases. In small doses, it can even serve as a sedative. However, too large doses may, on the contrary, cause anxiety and paranoia. Stress is the growth of anxiety and fear, and marijuana helps to relax and soothe. Surely, it is very important to use it following doctors’ permissions. In some cases, marijuana replaces traditional medical pain relief medicaments, but marijuana is a natural pain and stress relief medicament.

Remarkably, the profits from the sale of a drug must be invested in the fight against drug addiction. Such is the demand of the government. It is expected that the new initiative will be worked out in detail and fully framed until the next election, which will be held in 2023.

Earlier, Canada became the first country of the “Big Seven”, where marijuana was legalized nationwide. According to experts, in the near future, a market of several billion dollars will appear in the country.