Who Can Prescribe Cannabinoids
Medical marijuana is a hot-button issue, and as research on its potential for treatment expands, so does the number of doctors who are authorized to prescribe it.
Guidelines for prescribing medical cannabis have changed over time, and many doctors have only recently become eligible to write prescriptions that can be filled by medical marijuana dispensaries.
Cannabinoids have recently gained popularity as a treatment method for many ailments, although they have been used for thousands of years.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant.
The most well-known is THC, the chemical that produces the sensation of being, as some would say, “high.” It’s been shown to help people with pain and nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy and other forms of treatment.
But what about those who don’t have cancer? Can cannabinoids be used to treat pain or nausea caused by another medical condition?
The short answer is yes. In fact, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests cannabinoids can help with a variety of medical conditions.
Cannabis has been used medically for centuries. It has been prescribed for a wide range of ailments, from menstrual cramps to toothaches. Today, it is still used as a medical treatment.
Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis (balance). This system includes receptors in the brain and throughout the body.
When we eat something, our bodies release chemicals called endocannabinoids. These chemicals activate receptors in the brain, where they interact with the body’s own cannabinoids.
This interaction between the two systems produces the following effects:
o Pain relief
o Appetite stimulation
o Nausea reduction
o Sleep induction
o Anti-anxiety effects
o Anticonvulsant effects
o Analgesic effects
o Muscle relaxation