The medical use of cannabis is growing and is signified by an increase in demand globally. This is due to its benefits when used as part of medication in treating chronic diseases because it cancels the side effects of modern drugs by working to reverse the current medicines in order to lessen pain associated with chronic diseases treatment.
The Cannabis drug is on high demand for medical use purposes as it offers better and easy treatments to people on medication of deadly diseases including cancer compared to many traditional painkillers.
It is reported that the demand for cannabis for medical use is increasing because of its benefits when used In the treatment of chronic diseases. Cannabis is proving to be effective in managing the side effects of strong drugs used to treat the chronic diseases by neutralizing the negative side effects such as reducing nausea, relieving chronic pain and managing appetite loss for patients on chemotherapy treatment.
This is believed to be good news for aging members of the populations across the world of who some biologically due to aging, are prone to getting sicknesses including chronic diseases and may need cannabis incorporated in their prescription treatment routines.
“A steadily rising aging population has also played a significant role in driving the demand for medical cannabis as geriatric patients are more likely to develop chronic illnesses and require more physician visits,”
The reawakening of use of cannabis for medical therapy purposes is borrowed from the ancient times since it is said to be an old age practice that was very popular in ancient India, China, Egypt and Islam cultures that harnessed its psychoactive drug properties for medical purposes.
The present-day modern medical use of cannabis is common in the treatment of cancer, chronic pain, depression, arthritis, diabetes, glaucoma, migraines, epilepsy, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s in some parts of the world.
In the semi-modern use, a concoction of traditional opioid painkillers and cannabis is said to be a powerful painkiller when administered to patients. It is said to be so different in its chemical functioning that it completely alters a normal dosage of opioids.
The medical benefits of cannabis have also increased its popularity in new market regions including Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle –East and Africa besides being dominantly popular in North America.
The advantages of modern medical use of cannabis are the main reason for legalization for medical purpose use in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.
Upon completion of the processes of legalization of medical cannabis, it is expected to drastically lower the treatment costs making treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer affordable and also make the management of the chronic disease less traumatizing.
The medical cannabis market is large and valued at USD 13.4 Billion globally based on a 2018 valuation and is expected to grow up to USD 44.4 Billion by 2024 contributing to the economic growth of countries.
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