At R3 Health, we’ve long been passionate advocates of a remarkable therapy that is now gaining mainstream recognition in the medical field. Recent developments have shown that the potential of medical cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) as therapeutic agents is truly groundbreaking.
One of the key figures leading the way is the renowned neurosurgeon and CNN’s medical expert, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General, he shared the results of an extensive five-year investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Dr. Gupta’s conclusion is that cannabis can be highly effective in treating various conditions, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain, and in some cases, it’s the only viable solution.
The potential impact of medical cannabis on addressing the opioid epidemic is also substantial. Research from the Rand Corporation, backed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, indicates that states with legalized medical marijuana experienced a significant 20 percent decline in opioid overdose deaths between 1999 and 2010. This suggests that medical cannabis could potentially save thousands of lives each year by reducing the need for opioids in pain management and aiding in the withdrawal process for those struggling with addiction.
The therapeutic value of cannabis lies in Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in both hemp and marijuana. CBD offers a wide range of medicinal effects without causing a “high,” making it a safe and promising option for various medical applications.
Excitingly, CBD has shown great promise in treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease, as supported by the British Epilepsy Association’s study in 2012.
Furthermore, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties have been found to be as potent as morphine in relieving pain, as demonstrated in a study from 2015.
The potential anti-tumor effects of CBD are also captivating. Pre-clinical trials in 2015 found that CBD could inhibit the progression of certain cancer types, making it a potential adjunct therapy for cancer patients.
In addition to its numerous medical applications, CBD has been found to improve the ability to forget traumatic memories, offering hope as a treatment for individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders.
At R3 Health in West Palm Beach, Florida, we have embraced the therapeutic potential of CBD for years. Our philosophy centers around combining traditional and alternative therapies to create a comprehensive and successful approach to healthcare and wellness for our patients.
We invite you to visit our office and learn more about the transformative power of medical cannabis and CBD. The scientific evidence supporting these therapies continues to grow, and we are excited to be at the forefront of this medical breakthrough, offering a holistic and effective solution to improve the lives of our patients. Join us on this journey towards better health and well-being!