Cannabis medications have existed for thousands of years.
Cannabis Medications, like Sativex (produced by GW Pharmaceuticals), Marinol (produced by Unimed Pharmaceuticals), and Dexanabinol (produced by Solvay Pharmaceuticals), have been commercially and synthetically produced for decades. Many more are available and still others are in development. These medications are nothing new.
These medications and others contain or have similar chemicals as those found in the cannabis plant. Some researchers have used their understanding of how the brain processes cannabinoids to develop drugs which follow the same pathways but work differently than marijuana.
Literally hundreds of different cannabis medications are available. Some have chemicals from the cannabis plant and some, like Marinol, are synthetic replicas of the chemicals.
Most of these medications are available commercially and only with a doctor's prescription, but many more are available directly from the cannabis plant and growers across the country.
Dispensaries from Maine to California have pills, potions, ointments, patches and other medications that are produced with cannabis. No synthetic replicas. No ridiculously high pharmaceutical costs. Just good medicine at an affordable price. However, you should always consult a doctor and make them aware of any medications you may be taking. cannabis can have negative interactions with many conventional medications. Your doctor can help you make the right decision about your medication usage.
But, remember that your health belongs to you and only you can make the final decision.
As people become more health-councious, smoking cannabis is falling out of favor with many people and consuming other forms is becoming more common. Oils, trans-dermal patches and pills are making headlines. Patients like Charlotte Figi (namesake of Charlotte's Web strain) have skyrocketed the use of non-smoking consumables.
Cannabis medications have become mainstream and considered acceptable by many people, although these same people would consider "smoking" cannabis unacceptable. Whatever the reason, many growers are developing newer and stronger medications for the treatment of more and worsening symptoms.
If you are suffering, let Northeastern Medical help you find the best cannabis medication.
Some cannabis medications are available over the counter, like out CBD capsules. Others are only available at dispensaries. Still others are manufactured by local growers.