The use of marijuana as a replacement for prescription drugs in pain management
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*This article looks at a study that was conducted on the topic of marijuana compared to other drugs, mainly compared to painkillers. The study was done by surveying 2700 individuals who used marijuana in the last 90 days and they found that 46% of the people used cannabis as a replacement to prescription drugs but 35.8% of these candidates were replacing opioids.
This study did conclude that patients preferred using cannabis over prescription drugs not if it is more beneficial. However, this article discusses how opioids mask the pain and treat symptoms rather than cannabis which can ease the condition's causes, and opioids can be very addictive and we know there is a opioid crisis.
Marijuana can be used as a painkiller; the chemicals in cannabis like THC and CBD contribute to this pain relief. This article discusses how THC is similar to the cannabinoid chemicals that occur already in our body. When we inhale or ingest this chemical THC, it stimulates the brain's cannabinoid receptors. On the other hand CBD does not give you the high that THC does but it does interact with pain receptors in our bodies that promote pain relieving and anti inflammatory effects. Studies have shown it can be used for cancer pain and chronic pain. An Australian study done in 2018 showed patients did not have any effect and did not relieve their pain but these were mostly done with candidates that used this drug recreationally. This can have different results depending on if the drug is used recreationally or for medicinal purposes. Some research suggests that cannabis can be or is just as effective as opioids and can reduce the intake of these medications.
Cannabis is originally from Central Asia and India and was primarily used in textiles. It is easy to extract and has a fast growing process and because of its strong fibers, it was very useful to make fabric, paper, and ropes. In China, 2700 BC, the plant was mainly used to treat therapeutic and medical problems. It was intr
Cannabis plants prefer to be in a warm environment, but not when it is hot. It should be between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Growers typically like to grow cannabis plants indoors where they have more control over the plants' environment.
Our group is going to talk about the relation between food and brain health. I bring to you this small video from TED that works as a brief introduction to our topic. Please pay attention to the importance of Omegas 3 and 6 and the fact that they need to come from our diets. Bad fats that come from our food can affect, in long term, the health of brain cells and in the short term how we feel day-by-day, like our mood, sleep, attentiveness and weight. Our brain needs a diet with a range of foods, so we can absorb every micronutrient that we need in order to have a healthy life and to feel well.
When we talk about the relation between food and our brain, we can't just consider our adult life and assume that changing our diet will solve all our issues. Of course, eating healthier at any stage in our life will bring benefits for our life in general. However, short of nutrients while the developing of the brain, like iron and iodine, can impair cognitive and motor development and these effects are often irreversible.
"The role of nutrition in brain development is complex. The effects of most nutrient shortages depend on the extent and duration of the shortage, and in many cases, the brain’s need for a particular nutrient changes throughout its development. Early shortages can reduce cell production; later shortages can affect cell size and complexity. Nutrient deficits also affect the complex chemical processes of the brain and can lead to less efficient communication between brain cells."
The importance of good nutrition since the babies are in the womb and the first year of life should be more debated and disclosed. The shortage of certain nutrients can affect how the brain works for the rest of our lives.
Doing this research for the project show us the importance of studying food and how actions should be taken to help poor countries where starving is a reality.