Marijuana has had a turbulent history in the United States. Starting in the mid-1990s, however, there was a push to introduce the medical benefits of cannabis to the American people once again— “once again,” because before the 20th century, marijuana was almost entirely legal.
Cannabis has been well known to treat eye pressure associated with glaucoma. Now new research indicates that direct topical application of cannabidiol (CBD) may be beneficial for neuropathic ocular pain.
How did it happen that a medical marijuana ballot initiative supported by almost 90% of Florida voters in the spring was defeated in November? Let us count the ways. “Our state is not providing the structure and safe access that we need to help our children. It is very frustrating.”
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has breathtaking implications for nearly every area of medicine, spawning a revolution in medical science.