Breaking Ground in Pennsylvania
In June, AGRiMED scored one of the highest application scores was awarded one of the Medical Cannabis Grow/Processor licenses from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. As AGRiMED, breaks ground on our medical cannabis cultivation facility in Pennsylvania, we will take green design into account from the ground-up in the design of the facility. AGRiMED has and will continue to consult with advisors and board members with construction and environmental control experience to make sure that only eco-friendly materials are being used for construction. We have taken into account the complete energy profile of the facility and designed an energy savings program.
Cannabis users across the globe have every right to be happy with the legalization wave that hit the nation.
One after the other, states are actively changing their stance towards marijuana. Medical cannabis in Pennsylvania became legal this June for specific conditions like HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, cancer, PTSD and many others. We will examine five scientifically proven ways in which medical cannabis can be a useful substitute for traditional medicine.
Cannabis and Cancer
Cancer patients were among the first groups to become eligible for medical cannabis prescriptions in Pennsylvania. According to the American Cancer Society, cannabis can significantly reduce the pain and anxiety attacks of chemo patients.
Experiments have even revealed that some cannabinoids found in the plant (such as CBD) can also help fight the growth of malignant tumor, especially in the colon area.
Chronic pain is a condition that affects millions of people in the US alone. Traditional medicine for such circumstances not only is expensive, but may hide serious side-effects.
Scientists admit that although cannabis has yet to be researched fully, it can help with chronic pain issues. In a report that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued last year, researchers conclude that “cannabis is an effective treatment of chronic pain in adults”.
The evidence suggested that patients who were treated with marijuana products were less likely to suffer from pain than their counterparts.
Cannabis and Epileptic Seizures
There is a growing amount of evidence suggesting that cannabinoid-based medicine can help reduce epileptic seizures in children.
In a study that was conducted last year, researchers found that treatment with cannabinoid medicine reduced seizure frequency at the same rate as traditional drugs. Also, there were some cases (around 2%) that were cured completely.
Although side-effects have been reported, patients pointed out that they were mild and harmless. Further research revealed that CBD, the cannabinoid responsible for the “sedative” effects of cannabis, may hide a lot of potential benefits. Contrary to THC, the compound that causes the “high” of marijuana. CBD is widely known among the cannabis world for its muscle relaxing attributes.
Insomnia Treatment With Cannabis
CBD can also help with sleep problems. Patients that suffer from insomnia or PTSD might have a hard time getting some sleep. Many of them have reported a better quality of sleep, with fewer disturbances and nightmares.
Smokeless cannabis vapor can provide a temporary effect that lasts for about 3-4 hours. Cannabis products in edible form, however, last way longer (7-8 hours) and can help a lot of insomnia patients.
Crohn’s Disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. It features a number of unpleasant symptoms that can interfere with everyday life, like pain in the abdomen, explosive diarrhea, and fever.
Scientists believe that cannabinoids in marijuana plants have immunomodulatory effects that alleviate the symptoms to a great extent. In a study performed in 2005 by Tod Mikuriya and David Bearman, 12 patients have reported that cannabis helped them reduce their daily medicine intake.
Look for AGRiMED’s solutions to arrive on dispensary shelves in 2018.