Publish: March 24, 2020 by framestr
Cannabis has been decriminalized in so many localities across the United States that it’s now only a matter of time until widespread legalization and acceptance of the substance is the norm. Despite the fact that the American population has been steadily warming up to and increasingly using cannabis, however, many investors, regulators, and medical professionals continue to nurse doubts about the efficacy and usefulness of the substance. Advancements in CBD-focused medical treatments have helped bolster cannabis’ reputation, but it’s still an open question of whether it will ever be truly accepted by doctors and nurses.
Will the medical community ever truly embrace cannabis? Here’s why there are positive signs that healthcare professionals are slowly but surely embracing cannabis in general and CBD in particular.
The evidence is already in
There’s already compelling evidence when it comes to the efficacy of cannabis-derived medical treatments. CBD tinctures, gummies, and other similar products have been leveraged by a wide range of patients to meet a diverse set of medical conditions. Athletes have used CBD lotions to soothe their aching muscles, others have used CBD oils to ease anxiety, and everywhere medical professionals are at least mildly curious about the various other goals that cannabis can help them achieve when it comes to providing positive patient outcomes.
Some families have turned to cannabis to help treat their children with autism, for instance, and many others will doubtlessly follow in their footsteps sooner rather than later. For decades, cannabis has been relied upon by its users to soothe a variety of medical ailments, including depression and pain, though only recently has real researched been conducted regarding its efficacy. Now, hospitals and research labs across the nation are eagerly probing cannabis to learn its secrets and how to most effectively apply them in the medical environment.
What we know and don’t know about cannabis for certain will doubtlessly be the topic of fierce arguments in the medical field for years to come. It’s beyond dispute that many medical professionals are eager to leverage cannabis to meet the needs of their patients, however, so even as some doctors turn away from CBD treatments and similar products others may happily embrace them. As the recreational and medicinal cannabis markets grow at a breakneck pace, new innovations and treatment methods will also turn nonbelievers into converts who are willing to experiment with newfound solutions to age-old medical problems.
Compelling medical evidence that CBD treatments could help those in pain may not be enough to fully rehabilitate cannabis’ beleaguered reputation. For that to occur, consumers everywhere will have to start embracing cannabis to such an extent that companies and politicians can’t afford to ignore it or stigmatize it any longer. With cannabis services already being more widespread than they were just a year or two ago, it’s safe to say that process is slowly but surely already underway.
Patients will soon be ordering cannabis to their doors
As the digitization of the entire economy continues, the budding cannabis market won’t be able to resist the advent of new technologies and methods that help peddle more THC and CBD products to a wide array of customers including those visiting med spa. Most medical professionals are much more interested in various CBD tinctures and oils than they are in THC products, which has allowed a burgeoning CBD marketplace to take off across the United States and Canada.
Customers can now go onto an easily accessible and navigable website, view the product they desire, learn about its effects and cost, and order it right to their doorstep. In some places, delivery companies which ferry recreational and medicinal cannabis products directly to consumers have already sprung up, eager to tap into the growing demand for cannabis related services. The economic, medical, and legal imperative of furthering medicinal cannabis’ reach will thus continue to enlarge the industry for years to come.
Doctors are mostly in uncharted territory when it comes to prescribing CBD solutions to patients, but many medical professionals who once would have balked at cannabis in any shape are now embracing it after realizing that it can provide serious results to those who need them the most. Resistance is only natural, given that cannabis has been outlawed and stigmatized in so many places for so long, but so too is it only natural that said resistance will melt away as more people come to accept and leverage cannabis for medicinal purposes. With athletes relying on CBD treatments to bolster their recovery process and parents giving CBD medicine to their children, cannabis products will no longer be seen as solely benefiting recreational users who want to have a good time.
Will the medical community truly embrace cannabis? While some stalwarts will always fight against its legalization, cannabis is clearly winning over hearts and minds in the healthcare industry.