The Cannabis Clinics of Ontario look after assessing if you’re a suitable candidate for medical cannabis. We are the Halton chronic pain management team that consists of doctors with decades of experience. We understand the best pathways to suitable pain management.
We even have research as to the benefits of medical marijuana for a variety of different issues including anxiety and depression. Perhaps one of the more interesting aspects of our work is that some of the data we’ve come found deals with alcohol and opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Although there is much research work to be done, using medical cannabis for these situations and others shows a lot of promise.
We’ve put together some interesting factoids about medical cannabis that we thought you might enjoy.
- Legalization in Canada aside, we’ll bet you didn’t know that marijuana is the most trafficked, abused and cultivated drug anywhere in the world according to the World Health Organization. In fact, in any given year almost 148 million people use cannabis. That includes 23 million Americans who are at least 12 years of age. There is 8.4% of the American population that has reported using cannabis on a monthly basis.
- In America, the FDA is looking into how it can scientifically look at the cannabis claims as they relate to helping people with medical issues. They want to be able to put together a framework to study the claims made by people with various symptoms in a scientific way. It’s this kind of interest that has drawn our Halton chronic pain management team into the debate.
- Cannabis can be traced all the way back to the ancient world. In fact, there is evidence that it was used over 5000 years ago. There is even evidence that it was used for medicinal purposes around 400 A.D. In America, cannabis was used for patients as a medicine in the 20th century around 1850. Restrictions on the drug started in 1937 and legal penalties were put into place around 1951 in 1956.
California became the very first state in America to allow legal access in 1996. At that time, regulations were put in place to allow for medical cannabis for certain additional uses. The Compassionate Use Act was put into place specifically so that medical cannabis could be used only under doctor’s supervision.
Our team of experts has taken the time to look into various uses for medical cannabis. Our primary goal is to determine your suitability. Our Halton chronic pain management team is always available