The reason why cannabis is so effective is it mimics chemicals produced in the human body that are part of our innate harm reduction system.
*While cannabis is not a miracle cure, it may feel like it for those whom it provides relief.
“The adoption of Cannabis into the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a safe, effective and low-cost botanical medicine is a testament to this human-plant relationship and a significant footprint on the trail towards acknowledgment as such by a much broader audience.”
– Dr. Michelle Sexton, Executive Medical Research Director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy, Doctor of Naturopathic medicine, and editor/advisor of the Cannabis momgraph
“There are chemicals in our bodies that act like cannabis, and they target the same sites as THC. It begs the question of why on Earth we have these receptors in our bodies.”
Mark Ware, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Anesthesia, McGill University & Associate Medical Director, McGill University Health Centre Pain Clinic
“Each year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from preventable drug-related disease and violence. Millions of users are arrested and thrown in jail. Globally, communities are blighted by drug-related crime. Citizens see huge amounts of their taxes spent on harsh policies that are not working.”
– Kofi Annan, U.N. Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006