Problem

Cannabis crops

Other Names:
Hemp production
Nature:

Legal hemp production for cellulose fibre and oil leads to illegal use as drugs.

Counter Claim:

Historically, marijuana has been used as a botanical medicine since the 19th and 20th centuries. The use of cannabis in modern medicine is increasing, as is the regulated cultivation of the plant to obtain drugs.  Marijuana's claim as a potential panacea is now backed up by countless studies crediting its healing potential to its cannabidiol content. There is actually an endocannabinoid system in the human body. This ancient biological system was first described in the journal Science in 1992 and is said to be responsible for releasing human cannabinoids that interact with cannabinoid receptors found in the cell membranes of virtually all tissues: brain, lungs, liver, kidneys and immune system. Both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor.

There's still ongoing research as to how far they impact your health, but to date, it's known that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth and immune function.9 Overall, it's said that cannabinoids bring balance to your tissues and biological systems.

Broader Problems:
Cultivation of illegal drugs
Aggravates:
Cannabis abuse
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Plants yielding fibresProductionPharmacyCultivationCrops
Date of last update
08.08.2018 – 14:59 CEST